Alar Karis - President of the Estonian RRepublic from October 11, 2023. Rector of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (2003-2007), Rector of the University of Tartu (2007-2012), gstate controler Estonia (2013-2018), director of the Estonian National Museum (2018-2021).
Place of Birth. Education. Born March 26, 1958 in Tartu. In 1981 he graduated from the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Career. From 1987 to 1992 he worked at the Estonian Biocentre. After that, he improved his qualifications and conducted research in the field of molecular genetics at a number of European universities: the University of Hamburg, the National Institute for Medical Research in London and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in Rotterdam.
Since 1996 he has worked at the University of Tartu. In 1999, he headed the department of zoology there, but left the university the same year.
In 2003-2007 - rector of the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
May 31, 2007 to June 30, 2012 - Rector of the University of Tartu
In 2010 he was appointedeGeneral Consul of the Republic of Chile in Tartu.
From 26 March 2013 to 2018 year - stateth controler Estoniaand.
April 9, 2018 to 2023 - Director of the Estonian National MuseumI am.
In August 2023 to Alaru Carisu The Speaker of the Riigikogu, Jüri Ratas, asked to be nominated for the presidency of Estonia in the upcoming elections of 2023. Alar Karis accepted the offer, and then both parties of the coalition supported his candidacy: the Reform Party and the Center Party.
On August 31, 2023, the Estonian Parliament elected Alar Karis in the second round of the extraordinary session President. For the first time in thirty years since the restoration of Estonia's independence, elections were held on a non-alternative basis. On October 11, 2023, Karis took the oath and took office.
Family. He has been married to Sirja Karis (b. 1956) since 1977, she is a historian, previously the head of the Estonian History Museum, and is now the director of the Tartu City Museum. three children: daughter, two sons and five grandchildren.
December 24, 2023