Welcome to FUURT!

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) is an active trade union that represents all those working in science, research and higher education. Our members are supported by university-specific associations, two national associations, skilled shop stewards as well as our strong negotiation position and extensive advocacy networks.

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An extensive network of local associations in 12 cities

FUURT includes 15 member associations with over 7,000 members.

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Acatiimi magazine

Acatiimi is the trade union magazine for the members of FUURT, the Finnish Union of University Professors, and the Union for University Teachers and Researchers in Finland (YLL).  Established in 1997, Acatiimi is published in print 5–6 times a year.

Acatiimi articles in English

Fixed-term employment contracts

Information, advice, statistics and solutions for fixed-term employment relationships.

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Daily life of academics

Work in science, research, higher education, learning and innovations.

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Unemployment security

Unemployment security is a monetary benefit received during unemployment or a temporary lay-off.

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You will get a wide range of benefits for different situations in life.

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Early Career Researchers

Early career researcher is a general concept that includes both those working on their doctoral thesis and newly graduated doctors. We have compiled current information, advice and guidelines for early career researchers.

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