Kiron with Nora Hauptmann

This interview is part of our #WomeninTech series, in partnership with Women in Foreign Policy. Check out the written transcript of this interview here.

“Expose yourself to what you want to do. Try what you love. If you see an organization and you really believe they are doing a good job, tap into it in any way you can.”


NORA HAUPTMANN coordinates Kiron’s relations with NGOs, looking to develop sustainable partnerships. She is also responsible for Study Hubs, one of the resulting projects.

Kiron provides millions of refugees worldwide with the opportunity to graduate with an accredited university degree, free of charge. No more time, potential, or lives wasted. Kiron uses an innovative combination of online and offline learning to provide accessible, sustainable, and cost-effective education. To date, they have over 1,500 students on the platform, 22 partner universities, and 4 study tracks. Learn more here: