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Who Can Join Akavia

Get a lifelong career partner that values education and supports your professional journey – regardless of which sector, branch of industry or position you excel.

Regardless of Sector, Industry or Role

With us, your education is the focus. To become a member of Akavia, you need to have either:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in business, economics, law, social sciences, IT and systems science, human resources, PR or communication from a university or college,
  • An equivalent academic degree, mostly consisting of subjects included in the aforementioned degrees from a university or college, or
  • Be studying at a university or college in order to meet the requirements mentioned above.

If you don't have an academic education you can, in some cases,  get an exemption. Contact member service and explain why you want to be a member, for example, if your job involves tasks usually performed by people with an academic education.

Your Partner Regardless of Your Career Path

By being a member of Akavia you don't have to switch unions if you decide to change career path. At Akavia, you are welcome and can be a member throughout your entire career – regardless of role, position, sector, or industry.

  • Professionals and Employees

    Akavia has over 140,000 members, with around 107,000 being professionals. As a professional member, you can enjoy various benefits, including income insurance and advice and support regarding salary, contracts, or termination. Additionally, you gain access to Sweden's best salary statistics, and for those needing assistance with career choices, there are several career services available.
  • Manager

    As a manager, regardless of your title, you should be able to lead and develop employees and manage operations. If you need advice and support in your role as a manager, you can turn to our representatives and experts who are well-versed in all matters related to the managerial role, such as advice on your employment, working environment, and other work-related issues.
  • Student

    If you are studying to obtain a degree in economics, law, systems science, IT, social sciences, human resources, or communication, you are welcome as a member. You can also become a member if you are enrolled in a program that does not result in a degree in these subjects but typically leads to work with tasks performed by individuals with an academic degree. Membership is free for students.
  • Self-employed

    Running your own business or starting a new one involves a lot to think about. That's why there are services and benefits specifically designed for your situation. As a self-employed member, you are entitled to everything from legal advice to parental leave, fees, and vacation, as well as guidance on insurance and unemployment benefits.
  • Pensioner

    You can remain a member when you retire. As a pensioner member, you can continue to enjoy many of our membership benefits. Our membership magazine, Akavia Aspekt, will still be delivered to your home, and you are still welcome to attend our free physical and digital seminars. Of course, you can also take advantage of our discounts and offers.

The Union for Academics

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Explore your benefits as a member of Akavia: exclusive salary statistics, personalised advice, and professional reviews to empower your professional journey.

This is Akavia

Committed to advancing your academic career. Join us for expert guidance, rights protection, and exclusive benefits tailored for academics.

We Are Experts in Your Profession

Akavia is the trade union for 140,000 academics within business administration, economics, law, social sciences, computer and systems science, HR management and PR/communications.

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