MOOCs for Credit Offered for Refugees in Germany

edX announced an agreement with Kiron University, a crowdfunded, German online startup, to help Syrians and other refugees in Europe (59.5 million in 2015) access college courses and earn their degrees.

Under this arrangement, to be started in April 2016, Kiron will add 300 edX courses to its learning platform and edX will issue free verified certificates for specific courses that can translate to college credit with Kiron’s university campus partners.

Participating universities include edX partner RWTH Aachen University, German universities of applied sciences and other European and American colleges.