The 8th Korea Arctic Academy online course
The Korea Arctic Academy, hosted by the Korean Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries and co-organized by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and University of the Arctic (UArctic), is an initiative to facilitate exchanges between students from both the Arctic region and Korea in order to develop and share a common Arctic vision. It aims to spread knowledge on sustainable Arctic development and ocean management and promote understanding of the Arctic indigenous peoples.
The Korea Maritime Institute serves as a Secretariat of the Academy. The program of the Korea Arctic Academy usually consists of lectures on Arctic issues (4 or 5 days) given by international or Korean experts and field trips (3 or 4 days) to Arctic related organizations, research institutions, and industrial sites in Korea.
Due to the extraordinary situation caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consultation with KMI and UArctic, we have made the regretful decision to call off the physical gathering of the Korea Arctic Academy in Busan and replace it by an online course. The 8th Korea Arctic Academy will begin on August 17 and end on August 30.
Please submit a CV (should include email address, study program, institution) and a motivation letter (approx. 600 words/1 page) in one file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 July 2022.
Requirements to applicants
-The student should be registered at an UArctic member institution in an Arctic State for an academic degree
-The student should have finished their second year of Bachelor study
-The student is motivated to actively participate and to enhance understanding of the Arctic and Korea
Course framework at a glance:
Korea Maritime Institute and UArctic
Arctic-Governance, Policy, Science, International Cooperation, Indigenous Peoples, Tourism, Resources, Climate Change
Self-paced on your time
Combination of lectures, real-time conference and Student Workshop
Course Completion Requirements
Attending over the 80% of online lectures, Participating online conference at least once, Completing Student Workshop
Providing the $500 Online gift Card to the 5 outstanding students
All students who complete the course will receive a KAA welcome Kit and a Certificate of Completion.