Published in March 2021, the report of the working group appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to assess the state of the administrative autonomy in different universities included recommendations for the development of the universities’ activities. The Board of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) deemed these recommendations to be good and decided to contribute to their concretisation. The following FUURT recommendations are intended to further specify the areas for development as identified in the report and to provide practical examples.
The recommendations have been prepared in collaboration with all FUURT member associations and by drawing advantage from the experiences of FUURT representatives serving as university board members.
FUURT’s recommendations to support democracy within universities were approved by the Union Board on 17 September 2021.