Guest blog by Student Furniture: How thoughtful design can prevent international students suffering from homesickness

In the UK alone the number of international students enrolled in universities rises at an average annual rate of 6.4%. These students bring in millions of pounds to the economy, but whilst this provides financial benefit to university institutions, it poses certain challenges for accommodation providers and interior designers. Challenges that Student Furniture has long […]

The future of the university city

Transformations in student housing, campus development and European city life will increasingly be focused on innovation and collaboration, sometimes at odds with an ever-changing political climate. What do universities as ‘learning hubs’ signify for the cities of the future, asks Arik Day When Europe’s graduating class of 2020 step past their respective podiums to accept […]

When supply fails to meet demand: models of student housing in Europe

The financial implications of going to university are making headlines in both the US and the UK. Rising study costs around the world are at odds with the notion that higher education should be accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of background. As part of the total cost of a degree, Manu Moritz takes a […]

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 […]