IHOFMANN, the owner-managed internationally operating communication agency for PR with premises in Wiesbaden, Germany, had joined the competence pool of 2015 founded start-up Kiron and helps the company to further increase its level of awareness. Kiron is an online university with a true pioneering spirit, that gives refugees and asylum seekers the access to education through a combined study online and on a university campus. To date 16 universities and institutions of learning have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Kiron.
Kiron Open Higher Education is a non-profit organization with the mission to make higher education accessible for refugees. Through an innovative model of blended learning, Kiron paves the way for refugees to start Massive Open Online Courses free of charge despite the lack of a residence status or German language skills. All of this is done with the careful supervision of partner universities as well as experts in education and established educational institutions. The online courses help refugees prepare for offline study at partner universities, who also award credit points towards a Bachelor degree. 50% percent of the 2,000 students of Kiron are located in Germany.