Kashif is a refugee who came to Germany from Pakistan. While waiting for asylum, he's studying engineering at Kiron University. It's a Berlin-based online university for refugees, and students can visit lectures and seminars on their smartphones.
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Kiron is a crowdfunding project, conceived to give refugees access to higher education. Programs are a combination of two years of online studies and one year of classroom studies at a partner university.
Among the refugee multitudes are many college students who were forced to interrupt their studies. The German online project Kiron University aims to provide an unbureaucratic alternative.
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