The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers is a professional organisation for teachers, researchers, library personnel and other academic experts at universities and research institutions. The Union is Akava’s largest and most influential affiliate within the university sector, and is the most qualified expert on issues concerning researchers employed in other sectors as well. The Union has 15 member associations with a combined membership of over 7,000 employees.

The University of Tampere (UTA) is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. With its six faculties and some 15,000 degree students, UTA is one of the largest and most popular universities in Finland.

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is Finland's second-largest university in engineering sciences. The university's statutory duty is to pursue research and give the highest education in its field. The research, conducted by some 1,800 staff and faculty members, mostly focuses on applied science and often has close ties to many different companies (such as Nokia).

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Åbo Akademi University is home to boundary-breaking studying and research opportunities of 7000 students and 1200 staff. Åbo Akademi University has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in such areas as biosciences, computer science, democracy, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology.

The University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university located in northern Finland, whose areas of expertise include art and design, law, education, social sciences, and in particular Arctic affairs and tourism research. The University makes up a vibrant community of nearly 5000 students and 600 staff.

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the Circumpolar North. UArctic's thematic networks facilitate cooperation between member institutions and their researchers.

University of Vaasa is taking bold steps forward to become a future-proof university with a strong societal impact. Excellence in research and education are our corner stones, combined with close interaction with business ecosystem. The strength of our university is the community spirit, which promotes multidisciplinary studies and research. Our 5400 students and 500 employees thrive in the most beautiful campus in Finland.

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The University of Oulu (UO) is an international science university, which creates innovations for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. With ten faculties, 16,000 students and 3,000 employees University of Oulu is one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

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Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries.