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Kiron Open Higher Education is a non-profit organization supporting access to higher education for refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Kiron is free of charge for refugees and asylum seekers.

  • Kiron is a learning opportunity, but it is not a university.

  • With Kiron you can get certificates from our course providers for individual courses, but no degree

Project Information

In general, we have provided you with a lot of background data to illustrate the need of our work and why our mission of providing digital learning opportunities for academic, professional and personal growth is so important. We would like to focus on the situation of refugees in Germany, as this is one of the countries where we carry out most of our projects and unfortunately it is very difficult to find data on the job market or university access of refugees worldwide. But we would prefer a creative approach - that means we are open to ideas from participants which data from our input is interesting to visualize.

We are planning to share some information about the hackathon on social media as well as the winning ideas. We would also like to use the visualisations for presentations or publications.


Excel high level aggregated tables
Excel row level student data

How to Participate

  • Sign up as a volunteer, if you haven’t.

  • Use the hashtag #VizforSocialGood on Twitter to submit your visualization(s) and a link (if applicable). 

  • Mention @DataChloe and @KironEducation.


7/31/2019 (11:59 pm PST). 

Earlier Event: April 1
Japan Food Bank
Later Event: August 1
Justice and Peace