In English

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 University of 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.


To become a member, you should be a chemistry or biochemistry student or be interested in these subjects. Our membership is under construction at the moment. If you are interested in becoming member please contact TYK ry’s board.

You are welcome at the Office and Vetokaappi every day at any time. A board member will be on-call at the Aurum A103 on Tue and Thu at 12–13.00. During on-call hours you may pay your membership fee, buy lab coats and patches for overalls, and take care of any official business. Payment options are Mobilepay and cash.

On-call hours

On call hours are held in Aurum A103 on tuesday and thursday 12.00-13.00. 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 (

Membership benefits

  • Free coffee and tea
  • You can use our computer and printer
  • You can rent Kraatteri for free of charge for your own use
  • Access to our exam archives, in the online
  • TYK ry’s very own magazine TYKKI – released four times a year in Finnish

Kinfo-mailing list

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 Anni Saarinen (

Contact information

Postal address:
Turun Yliopiston Kemistit TYK ry
Henrikinkatu 2
20014 Turun yliopisto

Board of the year 2021

Milja Virtanen

Viola Inkinen
Vice-chairman, Biochemistry’s educational politics and equality affairs (educational pol.)

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

Carl-Alfons Antson
Event manager, culture and sports events and environmental affairs (events) (culture and sport events)

Delia Halminen
Event manager and co-operation with companies (events)
yritysyhteistyö (co-operation with companies)

Linnea Frisk
Editor of TYKKI, yearly freshmen and their tutors and Social politics (editor) (social politics)

Juuso Pitkäniemi
Chemistry’s educational politics, excursions and IT-management (educational pol.)  (IT-management)

Anni Saarinen
Secretary, publicist and international affairs (publicist) (International affairs)