About UARD

Dr Craig Hansen, President, UARD

Craig has 30 years of experience building and leading internationally accredited learning organisations. His PhD is focused on the creative industries, curriculum development and industry-education partnerships. Craig is a member of the International Association of University Presidents (UN), is the NOCN & One Awards Head of Centre (UK) and Director for UARD (NZ).



UARD is a registered institution with the National Open Colleges Network (UK) with programmes endorsed by One Awards. NOCN is the largest awarding body in the United Kingdom.

NOCN (UK) Registration: 30003303

UARD qualifications are in partnership, accredited with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, a member of the Texas A&M University System.  See our global listing here. Graduates may pursue higher qualifications through our Texas A&M University System articulation agreement. UARD is proud to work in conjunction be accredited with the Texas A&M University System through the TEEX Engineering Extension Service. Graduates of UARD qualifications will receive certification by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System.

UARD is a limited liability, a registered company in New Zealand, with the companies office with the following details:

Incorporation Number: 7874184

NZBN: 94-29047905528NZ

Taxation Number: 131-194-765

Proud to be a member of the Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM) Society


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