Awards & Prizes

The many awards and prizes Kiron has received since it was launched, and in 2016 in particular, reflect the overwhelming public and social support for Kiron in providing academic and job-related opportunities for refugees.

  • UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize 2016
  • German Founders Award (Deutscher Gründerpreis 2016)
  • Google Impact Challenge 2016
  • Deutsche Hochschulperle 2015 by Stifterverband
  • 2016 UBS Social Innovator for Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award 2016
  • Mobiles for Education Alliance Symposium 2016
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, Policy
  • Zeit Wissen Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2017
  • Arno-Esch-Prize 2016 by Friedrich Naumann Foundation
  • LEONARDO Award 2016, European Education Prize
  • Ernst & Young Public Value Award 2016
  • n-tv “Hidden Champion” Award 2016
  • Prize of the Theodor-Heuss-Medal 2016
  • Vision Summit Vision Award 2016
  • The Querdenker Award 2015
  • Discovery of the Year 2015, Hertie School of Governance