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A new online university with a unique mission has sprung up in the wake of the refugee crisis this autumn. Launched last month in Germany, Kiron University aims to provide refugees with an opportunity to continue their education after leaving their home countries and thus help with removing barriers to their integration in the host country. By promising to provide free higher education to anyone with a proof of refugee status, Kiron intends to overcome the many obstacles to refugees accessing traditional higher education, including the requirement of legal documents, proof of qualifications and financial resources. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign to cover the fees, the non-profit university enrolled its first 1000 students in October for the pilot semester.