Consulting and Partners

UARD is proud to have dynamic partners in business, industry & technology.


Connecting Academia, Industry & Careers


Envisage Global provides high-quality continuing education options and high-demand skills courses that are assessed by US-based Universities. Their courses receive college-level credit recommendations through a process called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), which enables learners the opportunity to apply college credit toward a traditional degree program.

Through this alliance with Envisage Global, the University of Applied Research & Development has expanded our portfolio of educational opportunities for anyone wishing to gain new skills and advance their educational goals.

Learn more about our international consulting firm 7020TEN is led by Associate Professor Danny Simms. With 30+ years of supporting leaders and managers in large corporations, UARD uses the lauded REACH Ecosystem provides:

  • Capability and Culture Identification
  • Capability and Culture Mapping
  • Capability and Culture Development

Leading STEM in K12 & Research

With the exciting launch of the New Zealand Digital Technologies Curriculum comes Drone Legends! With a fully developed, graphically beautiful set of learning materials for students & teachers (Achievement Standards for Y10-13 too!), an online portal with resources, flexible training, and 12-months of support, students will learn to fly a drone, code a drone, position themselves for career success, and unleash their inner legend. Full Info for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Drone Legends Aotearoa is STEM.org Authenticated™ which streamlines a school’s ability to identify the learning programme, such as Drone Legends, that conforms to STEM.org’s vetted standards, thus assisting with quick decision-making in favor of quality. When parents and educators observe the STEM.org Authenticated™ Seal, they know learning will:

  • Integrate seamlessly into STEM friendly homes and programs
  • Align to Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math standards
  • Support the development of student’s 21st Century Skills
  • Engage students through hands-on learning and collaboration
  • Ensure a secure, third-party review and evaluation process

Increasing Equity & Entreprenuership in Disadvantaged Communities

Supported by the Tech For Life Summit and implemented through the Tech For Life Hubs around the globe, the Hub is an alternative education programme allowing students from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or communities to experience a 6- to 12-month supported learning syllabus within the wider bachelor of business syllabus. Students focus on a specific project – a real-world problem to solve using artificial intelligence, an innovation based on current technology or a new consumer offering etc. – with mentors from specific, relevant industries.

Equiping First Responders & Communities to Win the War on Human Trafficking

PBJ’s innovative, online training for first responders and the general public alike is focused on preventing human trafficking – the largest industry in the world directly after drugs & guns. Through UARD, PBJ’s course is accredited with the University of Applied Research & Development.

Global Higher Education for Professionals Fighting Child Sexual Violence

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is a 501(c)(3) organization that condemns violence and oppression in all its forms. We stand with all who work for equality and peace founded in 1984 as FVSAI and headquartered in San Diego. IVAT hosts 2 international summits annually, house 3 academic journals, maintain several research databases, provide program evaluation, consultation, and a wide array of training including the Post-Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Child Protection with UARD.

Digital Innovation in Developing Nations with 3di School

3di School New Zealand is a collaborative initiative between passionate educators and philanthropists in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With animation, design, art and creative programming, the 3di School team have now launched a diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor and masters in design with accreditation through UARD.

Preparing Leaders to Make an Impact in Diverse Communities

The Collective Church and offers a transformational education and leadership training experience. Under the direction of Pastors Alex and JaNay Evans, TC Institute serves to raise and empower a leadership generation for global influence in every sphere of ministry and community life through the certificate, diploma, bachelor and masters in community leadership & ministry qualifications.

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