The academic model

The first one or two years of online studies are based on a digital and fully modularized curriculum that clusters MOOCs created and provided primarily by external academic partners. These courses are bundled into modules on our learning platform, Kiron Campus, based on learning outcomes and independent of the MOOC provider. All Kiron curricula meet the standards of the European Higher Education Area and thus offer a coherent educational program.

Kiron negotiates learning agreements for the recognition of prior learning with partner universities, who can then award up to 60 credits for completed Kiron modules according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). After about two years, Kiron students apply to its partner universities, where they then complete their third and fourth year of studies to accumulate another approximately 120 ECTS credits. Kiron alumni have the chance to earn a standard, accredited bachelor’s degree from these partner universities.