The association’s purpose is to liaison between its members, to take care of their situation and their financial interests, as well as university teachers try to promote their ability to do scientific work. To fulfill its purpose the association organizes meetings and presentations, produces reports, takes initiatives, issues opinions and engages in awareness-raising and public relations.

The association also organizes member meetings on topical issues as well as recreational and cultural programs. Also OAJ regional association organizes various educational and recreational events; members are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.

The association has direct access to a nationwide lobbying universities in the education sector union YLL’s as well as the education sector unions through OAJ. The exchange of information between the different university teachers and researchers has a direct and influence the association YLL’s University policy positions. OAJ advocates and lobbies more general issues relation to education and work within education sector.