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 & OTHM Head of Centre (UK) and President for UARD (USA, global).

Our Values

    • Equity in opportunity
    • Influence outcomes
    • Democratising higher education
    • Simplicity & Frugality
    • Ingenuity & Innovation
    • Done with excellence, is better than perfect
    • Global First
    • An invincible, humble team

Our Mission

To partner with exceptional people and organisations to ensure everyone, everywhere, at any time can access and excel through quality education that enables them to pursue their life and career goals


UARD is a registered institution with the National Open Colleges Network (UK) with programmes endorsed. NOCN is the largest awarding body in the United Kingdom and the awarding of all endorsed programs owned by UARD.

NOCN (UK) Registration: 30003303

OTHM is a Awarding Organisation in the UK with higher education qualifications with many top-up programs with leading universities. OTHM has established strong academic relationships in the UK and overseas to ensure that OTHM qualifications are recognised globally. The local and international recognition has enabled OTHM graduates to enhance their employability skills as well as allowing them to join degree and/or Master top-up programmes. For more information visit University Progressions page.

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


UARD is an LLC, a registered company in the USA, with the companies office with the following details:


5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Delaware State File Number: 6223071

EIN: 37-2015145


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