Higher education and science policy

Major opinion-leader in higher education and science policy

A leading defender of research and scientific knowledge in Finland, the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers promotes science policy, research and academic work. This is written in the union’s strategy for 2020–2022.

Our members expect the union to emphatically influence higher education and science policy. Member surveys show that this is considered one of the key duties of the union.

Securing the prerequisites for conducting high-standard science guides the union’s operations, advocacy and communications. It is important to ensure steady funding development for higher education and research. The financing model of universities is in need of more stability and openness. In addition, academics need more secure careers.

The higher education and science policy programme 2019–2023 guides the union’s statements and serves as a basis for meetings with politicians, among other things. Parliamentary committees, ministries, the Academy of Finland, foundations and other operators in the field of higher education and science policy contact the union for statements and stands.

The union emphasises the role of science and knowledge in solving increasingly complex global issues. Research produces information slowly but surely.

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers trusts education and scientific knowledge to continue ensuring democracy and well-being in the face of any new challenges.


Higher education and research policy programme 2019–2023

The higher education and scientific policy programme has been approved in the fall (1.12.) 2018 union meeting, and its role is to steer the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers’ activities and core objectives for the years 2019–2023.

Read the programme