Info in English

Info in English

Hi there! 

We are the Chemistry and Biochemistry student organisation for the University of Turku. We’re known as TYK (ry), which is shorthand for Turun Yliopiston Kemistit. We work as a bridge between the students and the staff as well as TYY. We offer various leisure time activities and events for the entertainment of our members. TYK ry is the oldest student organisation in Turku and was founded in 1935. To represent ourselves we wear scarlet red overalls with black text, which are beloved by our members and students of our fields. 

At our Office (Toimisto), in the basement of Arcanum, as a member you may: 

    • have coffee and tea free of charge 
  • read from our library and use our computer 
  • just hang around, converse and socialize with other members 

You are welcome at the Office every day at any time. A board member will be on-call at the Office on Tue and Thu at 12-13.15. During on-call hours you may pay your membership fee, buy lab coats and patches for overalls, and take care of any official business. 

To become a member, you should be a chemistry or biochemistry student or be interested in these subjects. Prospective members apply by visiting the Office during on-call hours. While applying the membership fee will be paid, which in 2019 is 5€/year or 20€/5 years. If you pay the fee in autumn, your membership is valid untill the start of the next academic year. 

Benefits of being a member 

    • Access to our exam archives, in the Office and online 
    • Free regular sport & sauna turns 
    • Bi-weekly movie & board game evenings  
  • TYK ry’s very own magazine Tykki – released thrice a year in Finnish 

(Tykki editors kindly welcome any sort of articles and material in English) 

Consider joining our Kinfo mailing list to get first-hand information on various matters of events, studies, jobs and other notices.  

To join the Kinfo mailing list send an email to Reply to the confirmation email without any changes to the title or content. If you need to leave the mailing list, just send an email to and repeat the steps you took when you sent the joining email. 

Kinfo email content if first in Finnish and then in English, if the email is of any concern to its English-speaking readers. Nevertheless, our board and its international correspondent maintain a Facebook group where all important information is posted in English and specific information to exchange students and English-speaking members are posted regularly! For further instructions on joining the group, please contact Roni ( 


Contact information

Postal address: 

Turun Yliopiston Kemistit TYK ry
Vatselankatu 2
20014 Turun yliopisto 


Our board for year 2019: 

Maria Nieminen

Samuli Pyytovaara

Ira Tulla

Jaakko Räkköläinen
Event manager 

Nora Kullberg
Event manager and the editor of TYKKI (events) (editor) 

Tommi Tervo

Fanni Suomi
Publicist and biochemistry’s educational politics (publicist) (educational pol.) 

Joonas Silmu
Textiles, supplies and handouts 

Roni Odai
International and environmental affairs 

Oskari Läntinen
IT-management and our Office(Toimisto) 

Juuso Pitkäniemi
Culture and sports events 

Tuomas Räty
Co-operation with companies

Ida Mäkinen
Yearly freshmen and their tutors, excursions and equality within the organization 

Sebastian Andrejeff
Editor of TYKKI 

Aaro Ketokulta
Social politics and chemistry’s educational politics (social politics) (educational pol.)