Solving the puzzle of higher education for refugees | Vincent Zimmer | TEDxBerlinSalon
Vincent Zimmer on "Solving the puzzle of higher education for refugees" at TEDxBerlinSalon "Migration. Chances. Challenges." in March 2016 (http://www.tedxberlin.de)
Vincent Zimmer is managing director and Co-founder of Kiron, a social start up whose mission is to eliminate barriers for refugees to access higher education by allowing enrolment based on performance and using digital technology. Kiron is disrupting higher education by marrying elements of digital education with traditional education and fostering international cooperations to transform universities. Vincent believes that education is the key to integration.
Vincent is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded 5 international startups from Shanghai to Sao Paulo across diverse sectors, such as healthcare and higher education. Besides, he worked as a consultant for the evaluation of EU programs and digitalization. He was selected as a responsible leader of the BMW Foundation and was listed in Forbes 30 under 30. He is a PhD candidate and holds a Master in International Economics from Göttingen University and a Master in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.
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