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Union Office during summer

The Union Office is open in the summer from 9am to 3pm. The office is closed on Midsummer Eve. Due to summer holidays, the office will be closed 1.–28.7.2024. After the holidays, the Office is open again on 29 July 2024.

After Midsummer and until August 2, 2024, members of the Finnish Union of University Professors may call to Eversheds Attorneys in matters related to terms of employment during weekdays from 10am to 4pm in number +358 10 684 1300. Please, inform that you are a member of the Finnish Union of University Professors and the matter concerns terms of employment. Also present your membership number when calling.

Varying Akava membership benefits

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Professors’ blog

  • Remote or real

    When I first joined the faculty in Tampere, a high-point of every working week was the institute seminar. Except when they were away at some other meeting, all PIs attended every time, and so did their PhD students, postdocs and other associates. Nobody was formally compelled to attend. They did so because that was what…

  • Current issues in copyright legislation

    The EU directive on copyright in the digital single market and online transmission directive were decreed as part of the Finnish Copyright Act in the manner hoped by the Finnish Union of University Professors, that is, according to the directives. The partial update of the Copyright Act was completed early last year, with the updated…

Acatiimi 3/2024.

Acatiimi 3/2024.


Acatiimi is the member and stakeholder magazine for the Finnish Union of University Professors, the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) and the Union for University Teachers and Researchers in Finland (YLL). The magazine is published five times each year.

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