Imagine a university that could provide an education to refugees, wherever they are in the world, for free.
Not only would this give displaced people a higher chance of employment in their new countries, but it would provide a social and professional network where they can meet others facing similar challenges.
Kiron University, which launched with its first students this October, has turned its utopian vision into reality using only the power of online donations and a rapidly expanding team of around 100 volunteers.
|Photo: Markus Kressler|
Markus Kressler, a co-founder of Kiron, told CNN how the project came about: "The vision came from meeting with and speaking to refugees from Syria last year in Istanbul, just before the massive migration into Europe happened.