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: jasenpalvelu(at)

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 €/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) or  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

Telephone service on weekdays 9-16.

  • Guidance to members in Union membership matters
  • Guidance to employers in member matters
  • 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:
Tuesdays 13-15 and Wednesdays 9-12. At other times please contact by email.

Legal telephone service is on a break June 28 – July 18, 2021, and July 26 –August 8, 2021. The last day of service this summer is on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The service will resume on Wednesday, August 11, 2020.




Senior Adviser
Miia Ijäs-Idrobo, PhD
tel. 0207 589 622

  • Science and higher education policy
  • Promotion of interests: early career researchers, grant researchers and mobility issues
  • FUURT career services and salary counselling
  • International cooperation
  • Coordination of FUURT surveys


Development specialist
Ira Laitakari-Svärd, MA
tel. 0207 589615

  • Development of member services
  • Supporting the activities of member associations
  • Development of member service systems


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).