Become a member

Join the Union

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) is an organisation and trade union for researchers, teachers and other academic experts at universities and in different research institutions either in public or private sector.

To become a member, visit, where you can find information on how the membership works & fees and the online membership application.

With the same application you apply to become a member of FUURT, one of our member associations and the Teachers’ unemployment fund. The board of the member association in question decides on its new members and notifies them in writing of the decision.

Membership officially begins, at the earliest, on the date when the written application for membership is submitted. You can also choose a date when you wish your membership to begin. Please note, however, that you cannot join retroactively.