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 (during non-pandemic time): 

  • 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.  During COVID-19 pandemic, on-call hours are every Tue at 18.00–19.00 in Kraatteri. Kraatteri can be found in the downstairs of Q-house (Nummenpuistokatu 2, 20540 Turku). Entrance to Kraatteri is the metal door on the outside of Q-house. You cannot pass through the lobby on the ground floor, because if it’s open, it is rented by someone else. If you have any questions relating to on-call hours or anything else, please contact the board (

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 2020 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 
  • 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 Calle ( 


Contact information

Postal address: 

Turun Yliopiston Kemistit TYK ry
Vatselankatu 2
20014 Turun yliopisto 


Our board for year 2020: 

Ida Mäkinen

Juuso Pitkäniemi
Vice-chairman and excursions 

Tommi Tervo
Treasurer and textiles, supplies and handouts (treasurer)

Viola Inkinen
Event manager and co-operation with companies (events)                                                                                   yritysyhteistyö (co-operation with companies)

Anita Komulainen
Event manager and publicist (events)                                                                          (publicist)

Linnea Frisk
Secretary and the editor of TYKKI                                                                (editor)

Samuli Pyytövaara
Biochemistry’s educational politics and IT-management  (IT-management) (educational pol.) 

Carl-Alfons Antson
International and environmental affairs and culture and sports events                                                                                      

Laura Laihonen
Social politics, social media, equality within the organization, enviroment and our spaces (Toimisto, Kraatteri, Vetokaappi)                                                                            (social politics)

Milja Virtanen
Chemistry’s educational politics, yearly freshmen and their tutors (educational pol.)