Alar Karis, Director, Estonian National Museum, has worked at several universities in Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In 1999, Alar Karis became a professor at the University of Tartu. As the Rector of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2003-2007) and Rector of the University of Tartu (2007-2012), he carried out several reforms in order to internationalize higher education in Estonia and broaden the horizons of both teaching and learning. Since 2018, Alar is the Director of the Estonian National Museum.
At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019, Alar Karis will greet all of the conference participants welcome on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November.