Call for Student Nomination: The 6th Korea Arctic Academy Online Course

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.

UArctic and Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) are pleased to announce an opportunity for 40 students from UArctic member institutions located in the 8 Arctic States to participate in the 6th Korea Arctic Academy online course together with 10 students from Korean universities.

Due to the extraordinary situation caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consultation with KMI and UArctic, KMI 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. This online course will be available for a period of 8 weeks between 9 September and 30 October 2020. 

KMI plans to organize next year’s Korea Arctic Academy in Busan again and has the privilege to announce that the best students who complete the online course of the 6th Korea Arctic Academy will be preselected to attend the 7th Korea Arctic Academy in 2021.

The Program will include online lectures on Arctic issues (given by international and Korean experts from Arctic related organizations and research institutions in Korea.

The online course has a scope of 5 ECTS credits and a certificate of completion will be co-issued by UArctic and KMI to participants who have successfully completed the program.

Please submit a CV (should include email address), a motivation letter (approx. 600 words/1 page) and an authorized letter of recommendation from your home institution (north2north coordinator or academic staff) in one file to isabelle.guissard@uit.no by 30 August 2020.

 The following eligibility criteria apply:

- 40 Bachelor/Master/ PhD students from UArctic member institutions in Arctic States will be selected for the program.

- Students with an indigenous background will be given preference for the program during the selection process. The program is open to students of all academic backgrounds.

-The student should be registered at an UArctic member institution in an Arctic State for an academic degree.

-UArctic/KMI can also select other Arctic States students to achieve an appropriate composition of the group

-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

-The student must have sufficient knowledge of English, both oral and written

 Decisions procedure

UArctic and KMI will make the final selection of the admitted students by the end of August 2020. The selected students will be informed immediately afterwards. The students are expected to confirm their participation to the online course within one week afterwards.

 If you have questions, please contact: isabelle.guissard@uit.no

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. This online course will be available for a period of 8 weeks from September to October 2020.

 We plan to organize next year’s Korea Arctic Academy in Busan again and have the privilege to announce that the best students who complete the course will be preselected to attend the 7th Korea Arctic Academy in 2021.

Length

8 Weeks

Student   workload

3-4 hours per week

Price

FREE

Organizer

Korea Maritime Institute and UArctic

Course content/Topics

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

Level

Introductory

Language

English

Course Type

Self-paced on your time

Course Format

Combination of lectures and Final Assignment

Course scope

5 ECTS credits

Reward

Providing the best students with opportunities to participate in the 7th Korea Arctic Academy and Arctic Partnership Week in Busan, Korea (up to 7 students)

 Topics

  • Arctic Policy (Norway, Finland, Canada, Denmark, Russia, U.S, Sweden, Iceland)
  • International Arctic Governance
  • Asia and the Arctic
  • Arctic Climate and Environmental Change
  • Arctic Science and International Cooperation
  • Tourism in the Arctic
  • Arctic Society and Indigenous Peoples
  • Araon and Arctic Science Base
  • New Technologies for Arctic Observing and Networking
  • Innovations in the Arctic
  • Renewable Energy for the Arctic
  • Arctic Sea Route
  • Arctic Sustainable Economy
  • MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean
  • Arctic and University Education
  • Inspiring Arctic Voices Through Youth
  • Impacts of COVID-19 in the Arctic
Published 18. August 2020 - 12:59 - Updated 18. August 2020 - 12:59