Defenders of Academic Work – HUART

The Helsinki University Association of Researchers and Teachers​ HUART and FUURT organise

Defenders of Academic Work discussion event

Academics produce the knowledge that our society needs. The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) works to support all academics as a unique science policy advocate.

Please join us to discuss how FUURT addresses the everyday life of academics and those that support academic work in advocacy work both locally and on the national level. We will also tell what kind of successes have recently been achieved through our advocacy activities. We invite you to share what you hope from our advocacy work in future.

The event will be held in English.

Coffee and snacks will be served at the event and so we ask registration in advance. Please also invite your colleague who is interested in FUURT!


4 p.m. Opening of the event and introduction of the speakers by Syed Ashraful Alam (HUART, UH)

4.05 p.m. ‘Defenders of Academic Work’ by Maija S. Peltola (FUURT)

4.40 p.m. Q&A on Maija S. Peltola’s session

5 p.m. ‘Occupational health care services for university staff’ by Hanna Nurmela (UH HR)

5.20 p.m. ‘Diversity and inclusion’ by Svetlana Sharifulina (UH)

5.40 p.m. Q&A on Hanna Nurmela and Svetlana Sharifulina’s sessions

The event ends at 6 p.m.

Please register for the discussion event by Monday, 17 October at noon here. Also send the registration link to your interested colleague!

Register by 17 October at noon


Maija S. Peltola
President, FUURT

Tommi Kokkonen
Chair, HUART

Syed Ashraful Alam
International affairs, HUART