Redbeat Academy-UNITAR International University partnership a boost for edutech industry

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 September 2021 – Redbeat Academy, the edutech arm of airasia digital is set to offer a broader range of accessible, higher educational training courses on redbeatacademy.com, made possible by its partnership with UNITAR International University.

The collaboration between Redbeat Academy’s Instructor-Led Training & On-Demand Learning platform and UNITAR’s academic programme will further strengthen the training industry by delivering an enhanced online learning platform to provide a range of skills and certifications relevant to the modern digital era.

Joint programmes and initiatives include the exchange of information on the development of training programmes and the sharing of facilities and expertise relevant to the needs of both parties and the community. As the partnership progresses, other projects will be identified in the future to support the growing edutech needs in the region.

As part of its micro credentials programme, selected courses provided by UNITAR will be featured and conducted through Redbeat Academy’s Instructor-Led Training platform. Students who graduate from these courses and later decide to enrol into full diploma, bachelor or master degree programmes at the university will be exempted from these courses, thus fast-tracking their university studies.

The new higher educational contents by UNITAR available for subscription on redbeatacademy.com now include Creative Thinking, Communications, Psychology, Media Art and Design, Finance, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and more.

To celebrate the partnership and the month of Malaysia Day, Redbeat Academy and UNITAR will be offering 25% off for all UNITAR Instructor-Led Training courses starting today until 31 October 2021.

Dr. Ram Gopal, Director of Strategy and Innovation Redbeat Academy said, “The strong partnership with UNITAR International University marks another milestone for Redbeat Academy as we continue to expand and provide the highest quality professional education for everyone through micro-credentials, joint learning, and educational training programmes. Redbeat Academy currently offers over 100 courses and the newly-added educational content will further provide more choices for everyone who wishes to reskill themselves. We assure you that there is a course for everyone with sessions tailor-made to fit your needs. We look forward to working closely with UNITAR in providing greater accessibility and compelling online educational content for everyone to be upskilled and job ready.”

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Bin Abu Bakar, Vice Chancellor of UNITAR International University said, “The strategic partnership between UNITAR and Redbeat Academy presents an exciting opportunity in the edutech sector. The pandemic has forced a rethink in strategy and operations – including in education and the need to go “digital” has never been stronger than today. In addition to creating new opportunities and new areas to reskill our students for a digital-first workforce, we also look forward to jointly organising and overseeing initiatives dedicated to the areas of entrepreneurship, co-branding, development of training programmes and the sharing of facilities and expertise in all our activities.”

UNITAR International University was established in 1997 as the first virtual university in Southeast Asia and among the earliest private universities in the country. It is the first institution in Asia to be awarded a QS 5-Star Rating for the Online Learning category.

Since its inception, Redbeat Academy has collaborated with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group of High Technology (MIGHT) to reskill a pool of talent in Software Engineering and High Technology projects (in areas such as blockchain and data).

Additionally, the Redbeat Academy has collaborated with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University Malaya, Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management, Imperial College London, Asia Pacific University, for micro-credential courses and acknowledging it as part of the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

For further information, visit redbeatacademy.com or follow Redbeat Academy on Facebook or Redbeat Academy on YouTube.

About Redbeat Academy

Redbeat Academy is a one-stop tech, leadership and innovation academy aimed at supercharging the digital economy within the ASEAN region. Together with Google Cloud, Redbeat Academy is disrupting the conventional education space by bridging the gap between Tertiary Education and Advanced Industries within the ASEAN region.

Redbeat Academy fills in the vacuum that has existed in the past decades by up-skilling and re-skilling the workforce with what’s relevant in the industry today, making our students highly employable, at the same time equipping them with skill-sets required for the modern era.

About UNITAR International University 

UNITAR International University (UNITAR) was established in 1997 as the first virtual university in Southeast Asia and among the earliest private universities in the country. It is the first institution in Asia to be awarded a QS 5- Star Rating for the Online Learning category. In alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, UNITAR’s holistic and innovative learning ecosystem provides a comprehensive programme offering for all socio-economic levels whilst developing highly employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.

It aims to go beyond just providing the learning journey for students in acquiring relevant skill sets, but through their C.A.R.E. — Collaborative, Adaptive, Reflective, and Entrepreneurial education methodology, UNITAR nurtures its students in developing self-awareness of their talents and abilities, as well inculcating in them the need for social responsibility whilst moulding them to be better citizens of the nation.

UNITAR’s programmes are offered in 13 locations, including its main campus in urban Kelana Jaya. It has a total enrolment of over 5,000 students spread within 40 homegrown programmes ranging from the Foundation, Diploma and Bachelor’s levels to the postgraduate Master’s and Doctorate’s. To meet the current needs of the industries, UNITAR also provides over 50 professional certification programmes. With APEL, working professionals can continue their education journey with the option to reduce their programme duration.

UNITAR takes pride in having committed academics housed in various faculties and schools. The academic verticals comprise of the Faculty of Business & Technology, Faculty of Education & Humanities, the School of Culinary Arts and School of Media, Art & Design. Since its inception, UNITAR has embarked on an innovative learning methodology where technology is featured significantly, but never aimed to replace human relationships. Its pursuit to offer competitive quality education in both conventional and online teaching modes continues till today, meeting the needs of 21st Century education.

 

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