Why "Vision 2032''?
In 2032, the University of Tartu will be celebrating its 400th anniversary.
Also, children bom today will begin their university studies in 2032. Young graduates and researchers of
today will be the ones who run the society and universities in 2032. At the global level, by year 2032,
the environment and technology will have changed, presenting a multitude of challenges to every
country, including Estonia. How will we respond to these changes?
The aim ofthe conference is to discuss the changes that are going to take place over the next decades at
the global and local level challenging our societies. We hope that these discussions will help us reach a
shared understanding and a common vision of the challenges ahead and how to tackle them, in order to
fulfill our dreams and wishes as a society. The presentations at the conference will be divided into three
l) Intelligent and healthy individual. Presentation in this block wiļl focus on the individual,
generation gap in the area of new skills, heaļth behaviour, etc.
2) Smart and consistent society. Presentations in this block will address (global) problems affecting
societies, i.e. ageing population, technology and entrepreneurship, and migration.
3) Limited and unlimited world. The focus of presentations in this block will be on limited
resources and global trends, i.e. future energy sources, climate, ecological footprint, safety,