The research project SUCCESS was funded to evaluate and improve Kiron’s innovative concept for higher education. Research has shown that students with a migration background tend to have a higher risk of dropping out of university. In cooperation with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the RWTH Aachen University and the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Kiron aims to close this gap. As part of SUCCESS, the four partners look at the impact of approaches that aim to enhance and ensure the sustained study success of refugees over the course of three years.
We work closely with our three academic partners, who have been evaluating Kiron’s services, as well as developing and implementing new tools to support our students during their studies. The project uses a multi-pronged approach to boost the study success of our students.
We developed an online self-assessment tool for students, which enables our students to make a comparison of their interests and their study expectations. We now assess our students’ prior knowledge in their respective study fields as well as evaluate the effects of related study support measures.