The Arctic Academy selection committee, consisting of Korea Maritime Institute leaders and UArctic’s Senior Management Team, has reviewed a total of 57 nominations from 9 countries and from 34 institutions to the Arctic Academy in Korea in July 2016. All in all, UArctic received excellent applications from a broad range of disciplines and regions and types of institutions.  The 2nd call went out to 173 UArctic members insitutions. Most of the institutions that nominated candidates had run an internal selection process to appoint their candidate so the competition for the student places was extremely high.

In their decision, the selection committee put emphasis on, in addition to the formal eligibility criteria, achieving national, regional and disciplinary balance in the overall group. Indigenous students were given a high priority.

20 UArctic applicants out of which 12 were indigenous students from 7 Arctic countries have been chosen to participate in the Arctic Academy in Korea together with 10 Korean students.
The following 20 UArctic applicants have been chosen to participate in the Arctic Academy in Korea:

Antonova Marina, North-Eastern Federal University, Russia
Bowman Susan Elizabeth, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Carl Jr. Karl, Ilisagvik College, USA
Evseev Sergei, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Fayzieva Kamila, Industrial University of Tyumen (IUT), Russia
Gerasimov Alena, Sámi University College, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Norway
Gildeeva Olga, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
Grumløse Mette Elisabeth, University of Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Hætta Liv Brita, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Johansen Svend-Åge, University of Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark
Kuzmina Alina, Pskov State University, Russia
Kvamme Bjarte Odin, University of Stavanger, Norway
Lyubimkova Tatiana, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Russia
Morottaja Laura, Oulu University of Applied  Sciences, Finland
Ojanperä Meeri, Giellagas-institute, University of Oulu, Finland
Olsen Elise, ( ARTEK)Technical University of Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark
Price Shelley, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Pudas Laura, Lakehead University, Canada
Sormunen Johanna, University of Turku, Finland
Tamm Sune, University of Akureyri, Iceland

For one week in July (10-16), students will be given the chance to participate in lectures and discussions, visit Korea’s Arctic related institutions, and experience traditional and modern Korean culture. 

The KAA experience will be an opportunity to create long-lasting friendships and promote mutual understanding among students from the Arctic region and Korea 

The Academy is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and students who successfully complete the Program will be given a Participation Certificate jointly by UArctic and KMI .