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tts Promotes Educational Access for Refugees

Kiron Open Higher Education uses tt knowledge force to create online courses.

Heidelberg, Germany, April 21, 2016 --( Refugees have a hard time getting access to higher education. They have to wait for their right of residence to be determined, and their documents often go missing during flight. Berlin’s Kiron Open Higher Education wants to provide a remedy to this situation, and is enabling displaced people from around the world to pursue a course of study right through to a recognized degree qualification, free of cost. Participants complete online foundation courses over two years while learning German. When they have finished all of the required modules they can take a third year at one of Kiron’s many partner universities to complete their course of study.

tts, the market leader for technology and services in e-learning, is actively supporting Kiron by making its cloud-based e-learning authoring environment, tt knowledge force, available free of charge. This will enable Kiron to produce and manage its own high-quality e-learning courses efficiently. On top of this, tts is providing standard learning resources to Kiron’s employees and students, for example so that they can develop skills in Microsoft Office, and is advising the University on the integration of content in the learning management environment.

“tts employs people from 25 countries and we unreservedly view this as enriching our company,” according to Sandro Franke, Partner Manager at tts. His colleague Axel Lindhorst adds, “Fast and unbureaucratic access to education is one of the keys to integrating refugees, and as an important vendor of learning technology, we feel a sense of duty in this respect.”

Kiron Open Higher Education’s curriculum already covers the subjects of Information Technology, Economics and Engineering Science. RWTH Aachen and the University of Heilbronn are among the educational institutions that have already recognized Kiron’s online courses for refugees.

About Kiron Open Higher Education
The not-for-profit Kiron University was set up by Markus Kreßler and Vincent Zimmer in Berlin and is currently supported by the Social Impact Lab. Kiron’s mission is to enable refugees to gain access to university education, enhancing their prospects and facilitating their integration in the host country. Kiron does not charge admission fees for its study courses, which are provided to world-class standards and are available before the asylum process has even started. You can find further information at:

About tts
tts is a full service provider for talent management and corporate learning. With innovative solutions in the IT and SAP environment, tts helps organizations to develop to their full potential. The tts portfolio covers talent management (SAP Human Capital Management and SAP SuccessFactors) and corporate learning (training and e-learning), together with the tts software tt performance suite (authoring & documentation solution plus performance support). With its corporate HQ in Heidelberg, tts is also represented in nine European cities and the USA. Find out more at
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