Call for the 8th Korea Arctic Academy online course

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 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:


  1. 8. 17. – 30.




Korea Maritime Institute and UArctic

Course content/Topics

Arctic-Governance, Policy, Science, International Cooperation, Indigenous Peoples, Tourism, Resources, Climate Change





Course Type

Self-paced on your time

Course Format

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.



  • l Arctic Policy (Norway, Finland, Canada, Denmark, U.S, Sweden, Iceland)
  • l International Arctic Governance
  • l Korea Arctic Policy
  • l Climate Change in the Arctic
  • l Arctic Society and Indigenous Peoples
  • l Innovations in the Arctic
  • l Arctic Sustainable Economy
  • l Arctic and University Education
  • l Arctic Art and Design
  • l Food and Energy Security in the Arctic
  • l Youth and Women in the Arctic
  • l (real-time online conference) Student Final Workshop


Starts: 17.08.22 at 08.55
Ends: 30.08.22 at 08.55
Where: Online
Location / Campus: Digital
Target group: Students
Responsible: Isabelle Guissard
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