Welcome to the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers!

On this page, you will find important information for the start of your membership. If you have not yet joined the Union, you can find the membership application here.

Once you have received our email confirming your membership:


Submit an authorisation to the payroll department if you want your membership fee to be collected directly from your salary.  Alternatively, you can pay the fee yourself. You can find more detailed instructions here.


End the previous trade union and unemployment fund memberships you may have held.

Instructions of the Unemployment Fund for Education and Science for switching from one fund to another.


Keep your membership details up to date!


Check out our membership benefits.

  • Do you need career counselling or guidance in employment-related matters?
  • Did you notice the insurance benefits and Member+ discounts?

If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Membership benefits

As a member of FUURT, you can take advantage of the versatile member services and benefits.

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Membership fees

Pay your membership fees yourself or authorise your employer to collect them directly from your salary.

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Updating membership details

Keep your membership details up to date so we can promote your interests!

We send email newsletters to inform our members about current issues, so make sure your contact details are up to date.

You can easily check and update your details in our e-services. In the service, you can also view your received fees and pay fees using the membership fee calculator.



Unemployment security

The Unemployment Fund for Education and Science helps in matters concerning earnings-related unemployment benefits.

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An extensive association network in 12 cities

Through our 16 member associations, the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers has local activities in Espoo, Helsinki, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa and Rovaniemi. 3 of our member associations are nationwide: the Information Academics (Informaatioalan Akateemiset, INA), the Finnish Association of Academic Researchers (Suomen akateemisten tutkijoiden yhdistys, SATY), and the Suomen ammattikorkeakoulujen tieteentekijät, Samkot ry.

We welcome you to follow your own association’s activities!

Member associations


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From now on, you will get Acatiimi magazine as a membership benefit. While waiting for the next issue, you can check out the online version of the magazine.