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In this blog ITTE will write about current affairs.

03.02.2018 16:27Eurodoc conference 2018

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT) and the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) organize the Eurodoc conference for the first time in Finland with the title: “Research career – a living dream?” at the University of Tampere, on April 18–19, 2018.


The conference is to focus on research careers and employability, doctoral training, international and intersectoral mobility, working conditions, equality, well-being and mental health, social impact of science and innovations, as well as researchers’ role in society from the perspective of early career researchers.


Some of the conference speakers are European Commission, Science Europe, EUA-CDE, Academy of Finland, Euraxess, Mela, MCAA/MFCA, FUURT, universities and members of Eurodoc. The conference is free of charge but participants are asked to register.

Registeration

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13.12.2017 15:58ITTEs Christmas mulled wine on 14th December at 12:00-13:00

ITTEs traditional Christmas glögi (“mulled wine” – except without wine, just warm flavoured juice) and gingerbread on Thursday 14th December at 12-13 in Kuopio at Snellmania Sn204 and in Joensuu at AU205.

 

Welcome to taste and discuss current matters.

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03.11.2017 14:23The Occupational Health and Safety elections: voting will start on Monday

The Occupational Health and Safety elections: voting will start on Monday

 

 ITTE’s board recommends that you will vote in the election. We support following candidates: 

 

 Joensuu and Savonlinna campuses: N:o 4 Johanna Uotinen. Johanna is currently acting as  industrial safety delegate in Joensuu and Savonlinnan campuses. 

 

Kuopio campus: N:o 6 Janne Saarela. Janne is currently acting as a vice industrial safety delegate in Kuopio campus.

 

The elections are carried out electronically as follows:

Monday, 6 November 2017, between 9:00 and 15:00

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, between 8:00 and 15:00

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, between 9:00 and 18:00

 

The electronic voting system is available at https://vakka.uef.fi/vakka/voting/login.do?lang=en

and it can be accessed with the UEFAD username and password. After login, the voting system shows the elections in which the voter is entitled to vote

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18.10.2017 15:16ITTEs annual meeting and dinner on 15th November in Joensuu

ITTEs Autumn Meeting and Dinner the 15th of November

The Annual Autumn Meeting is on Monday 15th of November at 18:00 in Restaurant Kerubi, in Joensuu.The Dinner is after the meeting. There are 50 places which are filled in enrollment order.

There is bus transportation from Kuopio at 15.00 to the meeting and back after the dinner.

Enrollment by 6th of November! 

Welcome!

https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/17921/lomake.html

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09.10.2017 11:40UEF elections

University elections are now. The voting is for members of University’s Board, University Collegiate Body and Faculty Councils. If you can vote you have already got email which has link to the voting system. You can vote anywhere with university login. The voting ends on Thursday at 14:00, so vote before that.
It is important to vote so that we will get representatives to these boards!
Note that you must sign to every vote separately!

ITTE has own lists of candidates in board and collegiate elections.
In Board election:
Tieteentekijät vaaliliitto/electoral alliance
-    N:o  9 Erkki Pesonen, university lecturer, LUMET, School of Computing, Kuopio, ITTE’s chairman, shop steward, Member of FUURT’s board
-    N:o 10 Olga Davydova-Minguet, , assistant professor, YHKA/FIL, Karelian institute, Joensuu

Kollegion vaaleissa ITTEn ehdokkaat ovat:
Tieteentekijöiden vaaliliitto/electoral alliance
-    N:o 51 Maija Aalto-Heinilä, university lecturer, YHKA, Law School (Filosofia), Joensuu
-    N:o 52 Mervi Asikainen, university lecturer, LUMET, Department of Physics and Mathematics (fysiikka) Joensuu
-    N:o 53 Ismo Björn, senior researcher, YHKA, Karelian institure, Joensuu, vice shop-steward
-    N:o 54 Olga Davydova-Minguet, assistant professor, YHKA/FIL, Karelian institute, Joensuu
-    N:o 55 Marko Junkkarinen head of student recruitment services, University services, Joensuu, member of ITTE’s board
-    N:o 56 Mari Kangasniemi, university lecturer, TERVE, Department of Nursing Science, Kuopio
-    N:o 57 Tero Karjalainen, research manager, LUMET, department of Applied Physics, Kuopio
-    N:o 58 Erkki Pesonen, university lecturer, LUMET, School of Computing, Kuopio, ITTE’s chairman, shop steward, Member of FUURT’s board
-    N:o 59 Marko Pietilä, university lecturer, TERVE, Biomedicine, Kuopio
-    N:o 60 Antero Puhakka, univeristy lecturer, YHKA, Social Sciences, Joensuu, Member of ITTE’s board, chief-shop-steward
-    N:o 61 Maarit Putous, information specialist, Library, Kuopio, shop-steward
-    N:o 62 Susanna Pöntinen, postdoctoral researcher, FIL, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, Joensuu
-    N:o 63 Tiina Rissanen, university lecturer, TERVE, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Kuopio
-    N:o 64 Markku Saarelainen, University lecturer, LUMET; Department of Applied Physics, Kuopio, vice-shop-steward
-    N:o 65 Erkko Sointu, post-doctoral researcher, School of Educational Science and Psychology, Joensuu
-    N:o 66 Anna-Maria Veijalainen, university teacher, LUMET, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Kuopio, member of ITTE’s Board

Some faculties have elections, some don’t. ITTE doesn’t have list in those elections.


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07.08.2017 10:11Excursion to Savonlinna 29.8.

ITTE will organize traditional autumn event: Excursion to Savonlinna and Olavinlinna castle.

We will travel to Savonlinna by bus from Joensuu and Kuopio. There we will a guided tour in the medieval Olavinlinna castle and we will have dinner in Bistro Waahto restaurant.

The buses will leave from Joensuu and Kuopio at 15.00 (sharp)  and return trip will start at about 21.00.

During the excursion we can discuss and ask questions about contracts and trade union matters with shop-stewards and ITTE board members and general manager of FUURT Eeva Rantala..

Binding enrollment by Monday 21st August. There are 60 places available and they are filled in the order of enrollment.


https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/17221/lomake.html


Welcome!

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29.05.2017 09:18"Expert's business - Researchers in Terrace" on 13th and 14th June

ITTE will organize summer event "Expert's business - Researchers in Terrace".

In the event we will have some snacks and drinks, and discussion on contract problems and shop steward services at the university and on other workplaces.


In Kuopio on Tuesday 13th June at 17.00 in restaurant Isä Camillo, Kauppakatu 25-27 and in Joensuu the event is on Wednesday 14th June at 17.00 in restaurant Kuunari Elina, Elielinkuja.

Enrollment by 5th May, late registration is also possible.


https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/16999/lomake.html

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26.04.2017 09:29ITTEs tradional Sparkling wine on 28.4 at 12 SN102 and Au111

ITTE’s traditional “1st of May” Sparkling Wine Meeting is on Friday 28th April at 12:00 – 13:00. In Joensuu at Au111 and in Kuopio at Sn202.

ITTE offers Sparkling wine (also alcohol free). You can also discuss with members of ITTE’s board and shop-stewards about current affairs.

 

Welcome!

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01.03.2017 16:18ITTE's annual Spring meeting on 15th March at Puijon Maja Kuopio

ITTE’s Annual Spring Meeting is on 15th March at 18:30 in Kuopio, Puijon Maja, which is at Puijo Tower. After the meeting ITTE offers dinner to the participants. There are 35 places available and they are filled in enrollment order.

There is bus transportation from Joensuu to the meeting and bus leaves as 16:15, the place of the bus is announced to those who have enrolled.

Enrollment to the meeting and dinner by 7th March with web-form:

https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/16185/lomake.html

Welcome!

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05.10.2016 12:21Academic "self-defence" sessions on 17.11. in Joensuu and Kuopio

ACADEMIC “SELF-DEFENSE” INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STAFF AT UEF

The local Association of Researchers and Teachers at Eastern Finland (ITTE) organizes for a special academic “self-defense” session
 held in English which is intended to provide the international staff with the information regarding:
- YOUR ACADEMIC RIGHTS and SOCIAL BENEFITS
- HOW TO ADVANCE IN AN ACADEMIC CAREER AT UEF?
- HOW TO GET A PAY RISE?
- HOW TO PREPARE 1600h-WORKPLAN?
- WHETHER JUST TO DO A RESEARCH OR TO TEACH AS WELL?

You will get some answers to these questions during one afternoon session organized at both campuses:
JOENSUU CAMPUS: 17.11.2015 AT 15.00-17.00 Au102
KUOPIO CAMPUS: 17.11.2015 AT 15.00-17.00 Sn205

The course is free of charge, and all members of the international community are most welcome. The primary target group is the international community of the University, but native Finnish participants are also accepted to the course.
Refreshments and lecture materials will be made available for the participants.

WELCOME!!!

Self-defense session_autumn_2016 (pdf) (273 KB)

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22.09.2016 09:17Erkki's Marks A Playful Orienteering in the city on 4th October

ITTE will organize"Erkki's Marks" A Playful Orienteerint in the city on 4th October at 12:30 - 17:00.

The event will start at 12:30 with a stretching warm-up. Then it will continue through control points with sporty and trade union exercises in the city and end to dinner.

To set-up proper arrangements for control points and dinner, please enroll yourself - and also your friend who is interested in ITTE to the event. (you can also participate without enrollment).

Enrollment by 27th September.

https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/14839/lomake.html

The event starts in Joensuu outside Carelia hall and Kuopio in Snellmania Sn100.

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18.05.2016 10:57ITTE's summer opening: Expert's business - researcher's in Terrace on 7th and 8th June

ITTE will organize summer event "Expert's business - Researches in Terrace".

In the event we will have some snacks and drinks, and chief shop steward Antero Puhakka will lead discussion on contract problems and shop steward services at the university and on other workplaces.

In Joensuu on Tuesday 7th June at 17.00 in restaurant Kreeta and in Kuopio the event is on Wednesday 8th June at 17.00 in restaurant Capri Marina.

Enrollment by 30th June, late registration is also possible. https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/14146/lomake.html

Welcome!

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28.04.2016 08:20ITTEs traditional Sparkling Wines on 4th May

ITTE’s traditional Sparkling Wine Meeting is on Wednesday 4th May at 12:00 – 13:00. In Joensuu at Au111 and in Kuopio at Sn202.

ITTE offers Sparkling wine (also alcohol free). You can also discuss with members of ITTE’s board and shop-stewards about current affairs.

 

Welcome!

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21.04.2016 09:02Immigrants and Trade Union on 18th May at 18:00 in Carelia C2

Trade union confederations SAK, STTK and Akava organize event Immigrants and Trade Union on 18th May at 18:00 in Carelia C2. The event is in Finnish.


The main speaker in Rolle Alho from FUURT.


Program 180516 (pdf) (283.2 KB)

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13.04.2016 11:32Academic "self-defence" sessions on 12.4 Joensuu and on 13.4 Kuopio

The local Association of Researchers and Teachers at Eastern Finland (ITTE) organizes for a special academic “self-defense” session held in English which is intended to provide the international staff with the information regarding:

     - YOUR ACADEMIC RIGHTS and SOCIAL BENEFITS

     - HOW TO ADVANCE IN AN ACADEMIC CAREER AT UEF?

     HOW TO GET A PAY RISE?

     HOW TO PREPARE 1600h-WORKPLAN?

     WHETHER JUST TO DO A RESEARCH OR TO TEACH AS WELL?

 

You will get some answers to these questions during one afternoon session organized at both campuses:

JOENSUU CAMPUS: 12.4.2016 AT 15.00-17.00 Au204, Antero Puhakka

KUOPIO CAMPUS: 13.4.2016 AT 15.00-17.00 Sn203, Markku Saarelainen

 

The sessions are open for everyone – also native Finnish participants. Refreshments and lecture materials will be available for participants.


Advertisement of the seminar is below, please spread it to you friends and colleagues.

Self-defense session_spring_2016 (pdf) (194.4 KB)

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30.03.2016 13:17Springseminar Oy Suomen yliopisto Ab Helsinki 22.4.

Attached is program of FUURT’s and FUUP’s traditional Spring seminar’s program.

Seminar is on 22th April in Helsinki, Pörssitalo. In the seminar is also talk by prime minister Juha Sipilä.

Enrolment address is in the program. The language of the seminar is Finnish.

Springseminar 2016 (pdf) (312.4 KB)

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29.02.2016 15:47ITTEs Spring Meeting and Dinner the 15th of March

The Annual Spring Meeting is on Tuesday 15th of March at 18:00 in Hotel Green Star, in Joensuu.

During the meeting general manager of FUURT Eeva Rantala will talk on current affairs in labour market and answer questions. You can also discuss with ITTE’s board members and shop-stewards during the evening.

The Dinner is at Restaurant Local Bistro after the meeting. There are 30 places which are filled in enrollment order.

 

There is bus transportation from Kuopio at 15.00 to the meeting and back after the dinner.

Enrollment by 6th of March!

https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/12589/lomake.html

Welcome to network and enjoy delicious dinner in good company.

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07.01.2016 10:14ITTE had interesting events during autumn season

ITTE organized academic self-defence sessions in Kuopio 19th October and in Joensuu 20th October. Events had about 20 participants who got info on Finnish labour market and trade union affairs with fruitful discussion.

ITTE's official annual meeting was in Joensuu on 17th November. It has about 30 pariticipants who had wonderful dinner and selected ITTE's new board and shop-stewards. Mia Weckman from FUURT talked about currect affairs in trade union field.

ITTE organized tradiotional Christmas "mulled wine" event where hot spiced juice was server with star pastries. About 30 members participated and discussed on current affairs.

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31.08.2015 08:58ITTE going to Safari

Here ITTE is going to the Safari
oravi

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13.08.2015 09:52100 Island Safari in Savonlinna 26th August

ITTE will organize autumn event: 100 Island Safari in Savonlinna.

We will travel by buses from Joensuu and Kuopio. 100 Island Safari will take us by boat to Linnansaari archipelago. Will also possible walk up to Linnanvuori. After that we will have delicious desert dinner in the wild.

During the bus and boat trips we can discuss and ask questions about contracts and trade union matters with shop-stewards and ITTE board members.

The bus leaves Joensuu at 15.00 and Kuopio at 15.00. If needed there is also bus tranportation from Savolinna to Oravi Harbour.The buses will start return trip from Savonlinna at about 21.00.

Binding enrollment by 18th August. There are 40 places which are filled in the order of enrollment.

https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/11884/lomake.html

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27.05.2015 12:22ITTEs traditional summer opening: Expert's business - Researchers in Terrace

ITTE's summer opening in Joensuu restaurant boat Elina on Tuesday 9th June at 1700 and in Kuopio restaurant Kummisetä terrace on Wednesday 10th June.
Welcome to have small snacks and drinks, and discuss with chief shop steward Antero Puhakka (Joensuu) / vice chief shop steward Markku Saarelainen (Kuopio) about contract problems and shop steward services. 

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27.05.2015 12:19Afternoon coffee with Elina Katainen from FUURT

Elina Katainen from FUURT is visiting ITTE on Monday 25th May in Kuopio and on 26th May in Joensuu. Welcome to have a cup of coffee and discuss with Elina on trade union affairs and grant researcher's problems in Kuopio to Snellmania cafe 2nd floor at 1400 to 1500, and in Joensuu to Aura restaurant at 1400 to 1500.

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27.05.2015 12:17ITTEs traditional sparkling wine on 30th April at noon

ITTEs traditional sparkling wine was on 30th April in Joensuu and Kuopio. About 40 members on both campuses enjoyed on sparkling wine, discussions and new ITTE's neckechiefs.

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10.03.2015 08:29ITTE’s Annual Spring Meeting is on Thursday 19th March at 17.30 in Ravintola Urban,

ITTE’s  Annual Spring Meeting is on Thursday 19th March at 17.30 in Ravintola Urban, Kuopio, Puijonkatu 15. There are 30 places which are filled in enrollment order.

There is bus transportation from Joensuu at 15.00 to the meeting and back after the dinner.

Enrollment to the dinner by 11th March with form: https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/10908/lomake.html

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30.01.2015 10:30ITTEs new board has organized

ITTEs new board has organized in it's first meeting on 22nd January. Distribution of the work is almost same as during previous year and you can check it on Boards's information.
Rector has nominated new Equal Opportunities Committee. ITTEs representative is Marta Choroszewicz (substitute Erkki Pesonen).
ITTEs annual Spring meeting is in Kuopio on 19th March at 17:30, more information near to meeting.
On 11th March at 15:00 is ITTEs even where are rectors, FUURT's chairman Petri Koikkalainen and FUURT's executive manager Eeva Rantala. More info near to meeting.

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08.12.2014 15:03ITTEs Christmas mulled wine on 15th December

ITTEs Christmas glögi (“mulled wine” – except without wine, just warm flavoured juice) and gingerbread on Monday 15th December at 12-13 in Kuopio at Snellmania Sn203 and in Joensuu at Agora Ag109.

Welcome to taste and discuss current matters.

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10.11.2014 13:47ITTEs annual meeting on 20th November in Kuopio

ITTE's annual meeting is in Kuopio, Snellmania Sn200 on 20th November at 17.00. In the meeting we will discuss regular matters eg. action plan and members of the board for year 2015.
All members are warmly welcome to the meeting. The official language of the meeting is Finnish, but English can also be used.
If you come from Joensuu and need transportation contact Marko Junkkarinen as soon as possible.

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10.11.2014 13:38Know your rights: Academic self-defence informaton sessions for international staff at UEF

KUOPIO CAMPUS: 20.11.2014 AT 14.00-16.00 Sn100

JOENSUU CAMPUS: 26.11.2014 AT 14.00-16.00 AG109

-   Are you a person of international or Finnish background working or  conducting research at the University of Eastern Finland, either as a teacher, visiting scholar, project researcher, doctoral student or in other academic duties?

-   Do you know your rights? Do you want to acquire information what you are entitled to as an academic professional in Finland?

-   Do you have questions regarding your work-related rights or suggestions for future self-defence sessions?

If you answer yes to any of above-mentioned questions, we will help you.

Association of Researchers and Teachers at Eastern Finland (ITTE ry) is organizing for a third time a special academic self-defence course held in English which is intended to provide the international staff (and others as well) with the information regarding:

-   FINNISH LABOR LAW and TRADE UNION SYSTEM

-   UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

-   YOUR ACADEMIC RIGHTS

-   UNIVERSITY SALARY SYSTEM

You will get this all information during one afternoon session organized at both campuses:

KUOPIO CAMPUS: 20.11.2014 AT 14.00-16.00 Sn100

JOENSUU CAMPUS: 26.11.2014 AT 14.00-16.00 AG109

The course is free of charge, and anyone interested is most welcome. The primary target group is the international community of the University, but native Finnish participants are welcome as well.

This time there is no enrollment for the information session. Just remember to mark the event in your calendar and bring with you some questions to the representatives of Association of Researchers and Teachers at Eastern Finland (ITTE ry).

 WELCOME!!!

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09.10.2014 08:32ITTE's excursion to Food Theatre 20th November

ITTE’s Official Annual Meeting is in Kuopio on Thursday 20th November at 17.00, Snellmania Sn200. After the meeting ITTE offers participants Ruokateatteri (food theatre) show and dinner at Sotku (the show is in Finnish). Web: ruokateatteri.fi .

There are 40 reserved places and they are filled in order of enrollments. Enrollment by 19th October with e-form: https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/9766/lomake.html

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18.08.2014 13:11ITTE's new web pages have been published Erkki Pesonen, ITTE chairman

Itä-Suomen Tieteentekijät ITTE ry - (Association of Researchers and Teachers in Eastern Finland) has published new webpages, which are part of FUURT (The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers) web pages. The pages can be found also with old address itte-ry.fi
The new location helps users to find many things more easily by the navigation of the FUURT's pages at the top of ITTE's pages.
ITTE's own pages are navigated by the menu at the left.
ITTE's pages contain the same information both in Finnish and in English. You just need to change the language at the top of the pages.
We hope these new pages will serve the ITTE members better than before.

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