Contact Us

Membership service

Through the electronic membership service, you can easily update any changes to your contact details or employment relationship. You can also check and pay your membership fees in the service. The e-service is available 24/7 – whenever it suits you best.


Contact us by email:

Telephone service for membership matters is available on weekdays at 9 a.m. – 16 p.m. , tel. +358 (0)207 589 619

The price for calls to numbers starting with (0)207 is 0.088 cents/minute + VAT 24%

Legal counselling

Contacts related to the legal issues of working life are primarily requested by e-mail.

Legal counselling for members

Unemployment security

Teachers’ Unemployment Fund helps in matters concerning earnings-related unemployment benefits.



Emails are form: firstname.lastname(at)

Address: The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT)
Rautatieläisenkatu 6, 00520 Helsinki


Union board and shop stewards

President of the Union

Professor Maija S. Peltola, PhD





Executive Director
Johanna Moisio, PhD
tel. 0207 589 612
Twitter: @JoMoisio

  • Direction of the operations of the Union
  • Advocacy work
  • Higher education and science policy
  • Requests for opinions and nominations

Financial Manager
Sanna Hoikka, MBA
tel. 0207 589 613

  • Financial planning and monitoring
  • HR management

Elisa Rantoharju, MA
tel. 0207 589 624

  • Support to the Executive Director and the President of the Union
  • Event and meeting planning

Membership services

Membership services
Iina Härmä and Maarit Hyppönen
tel. 0207 589619

  • Guidance to members in Union membership matters
  • Guidance to employers in member matters
  • Maintaining the Union registers

Telephone service on weekdays 9-16.

Organisation Secretary
Sonja Peltola 

  • Representative for the Teachers’ Unemployment Fund
  • Maintaining the Union registers



Director of Advocacy
Mia Weckman, LLM
tel. 0207 589 616

  • Directing the promotion of members’ interests
  • Collective agreements and negotiations
  • Legal counselling for associations, shop stewards, and members
  • Responsible conduct of research
  • Equality and non-discrimination issues, harassment issues

Please contact by email.


Union Lawyer
Salla Viitanen, LLM, MA
tel. 0207 589621

  • Legal counselling for members, associations, and shop stewards
  • Copyright issues
  • Open science
  • Promotion of interests in the field of information science

Phone service:
Mondays 13-16 and Wednesdays 9-12
At other times please contact by email. 



Union Coordinator
Miia Ijäs-Idrobo, PhD

tel. 0207 589 622

  • Early career researchers’ promotion of interests
  • International activities
  • Grant researchers and the self-employed
  • Education and science policy
  • Salary and career counselling
  • Services for members and associations

Manager of International Affairs
Riku Matilainen, Lic.Sc. (Econ.)
tel. 0207 589 614

  • Promotion of interests: collective agreements, member counselling, and salary counselling
  • Strike preparedness
  • International activities
  • Education and science policy




Head of Communications
Eevastiina Aho, MSc
tel. 040 620 3136

  • Overall planning of communications
  • Media connections and partnerships

Communications Designer
Milla Talassalo
tel. 0207 589 625

  • Online communication
  • Visual communication
  • Coordination of internal communication

Editor in Chief of Acatiimi
Tuomo Tamminen
tel.  040 351 1196
Twitter @Acatiimi


An extensive association network in 12 cities

Through our 15 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. Two of our member associations are nationwide: the Information Academics (Informaatioalan Akateemiset, INA) and the Finnish Association of Academic Researchers (Suomen akateemisten tutkijoiden yhdistys, SATY).