Delta Trends Day to discuss universities as breeding grounds for future talent

On 30 September, the Delta Trends Day 2021 “Reinventing a 400-year-old university for talent” takes place in the Delta Centre of the University of Tartu. At the free online event, visionaries and experts from many walks of life share ideas and thoughts about studies, research and leadership at the university of the future. The working language is English.

According to Kadri Ukrainski, one of the leaders of the Trends Day, Head of the School of Economics and Business Administration, and Professor in Research and Innovation Policy at the University of Tartu, a number of important problems will be dealt with at the event. “For example, we will talk about talents today and in the future: who they are, what they expect from the university and what drives them. Also the talents themselves will have the floor, as well as our partners from various places around the world, from Finland and Venice to Stanford and Pennsylvania in the USA,” Ukrainski said. In particular, the Trends Day focuses on the question how to create an attractive, healthy and development-promoting environment for talents.

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The opening presentation will be made by Linnar Viik, Chairman of The Supervisory Board of EIT Digital, who speaks about a vision for innovation communities in Europe, Estonia and the university city of Tartu. Other speakers include Anne Stenros, Professor at Nagaoka University of Technology and former chief design officer of the city of Helsinki; Mart Maasik, Investment Director at UniTartu Ventures; Kristel Leif, CEO of Solaride, the solar-powered car project; Fransisco B. Ortega, Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada; Andrew Thompson, CEO and investor, Associate at the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Oxford; Halina Mugame, Pipedrive Product Design Manager; and Aune Valk, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Tartu.

The organisers welcome economists and entrepreneurs, educators and school leaders, researchers and socially active people, officials and politicians, experts in medicine and public health, as well as students and others to participate in the Trends Day.

Live webcast of the event will be available on Facebook and Worksup. Further information about the event is available on the Delta Centre website and Facebook.

Further information:
Kadri Ukrainski, Head of the School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, 529 3797,
Ott Pärna, Visiting Professor, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, 517 8111,