Co-living: the new urban housing?

First-Time Discussion on Student Housing Co-Living in Europe at The Class Conference – Vienna This year’s The Class Conference in Vienna will include a panel discussion with Charlie MacGregor (The Student Hotel), Reza Merchant (The Collective), Bruno Haid (ROAM), and Joop de Boer (PopupCity) on the topic of co-living. This will be the first such […]

Guest blog by – The digitisation of the student housing market

Recent years have seen a noticeable digitisation of the student housing market: the majority of universities now have their own websites for booking campus accommodation, a variety of search engines can help students find a place to live, and real estate portals offer sections especially for students. Despite the increased accessibility of student accommodation online, […]

The HousErasmus+ project is looking to hear from you

  The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is coordinating a European-wide project on student housing for international students and trainees. The project aims to identify the challenges international students face when looking for an accommodation abroad and collect best practices from universities, housing providers, student organisations and policy-makers.   Through an extensive research including surveys to […]

Regulations remain critical in student housing discourse as universities and cities struggle to accommodate growth

A dorm room with panelists sitting on crates of beer and a student bed formed the stage of the first The Class Regional Session in Amsterdam. Hosted by law firm Loyens & Loeff, student housing providers, the city of Amsterdam, and universities discussed the opportunities in the Dutch student housing market. Despite a boom in development activity, there […]

Guest blog by Uniplaces – Lisbon, Comeback City: Joint marketing of a new European Knowledge Hub

A rise in collaborative initiatives across Europe shows the growing understanding of “Destination Marketing” as a tool to attract and retain talent.  During a recent partnership workshop in Paris on April 13th-14th, Frank Uffen – Founder of The Class of 2020 – invited participants to share examples of cities working closely with universities and tourism […]

CUBO International Study Tour & Summer Conference

CUBO are pleased to announce that a 2nd CUBO International Study Tour will take place in June 2016, linking with the CUBO summer conference in Sussex. The Study tour invites delegates from university accommodation and catering services from across the globe to take part in a tour of UK universities and join us for the […]

MIPIM investment breakfast: “Student housing, Resi’s naughty teenager”

Student housing took the spotlight at MIPIM in Cannes. As rain and storm seemed to nearly bring the JLL marquee down, an international panel of experts gave the attendees an overview of the European student housing market that is quickly developing into an established alternative asset class in the institutional real estate market. DREF and MPC Capital illustrated this development by announcing […]