With the help of LNE Group, Kiron Open Higher Education and two of its partner universities were able to secure government funding for their mission to offer free education to refugees. From September 1, 2016 onwards, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will finance a pilot project for an innovative digital education programme to support the integration and participation of refugees in Germany and facilitate the access to academic studies.

LNE Group supported the Kiron team with pro bono consulting services during the application phase and thus helped to secure more than 2 million EUR for Kiron and its partner universities RWTH Aachen and the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck.

The mission of Kiron Open Higher Education is to provide refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge.

For more information, please read the blog post on Kiron’s website.

Kiron Univercity - BMBF funding - LNE Group
The Kiron team and their partners received the grant approval letter from State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen (second from right)