Destination Marketing: The Untapped Potential of University Cities

At ITB Berlin 2016 leading stakeholders demonstrated the impact of youth travel on destinations. The Class of 2020 was asked to organise one of the sessions, making the connection about the impact of youth mobility on university cities. The session that was led by Frank Uffen, Founder of The Class of 2020 and Partnership Director […]

Accommodating International Students – Creating conditions for Success

How can universities turn student accommodation from a problem into a strength? How can accommodation contribute to the success of international students?  These were some of the questions asked in the EAIE webinar on the 3rd of February when The Class of 2020’s Wouter Onclin joined forces with Richard Kington, Director of Accommodation services at […]

The Student Housing Investor’s agenda for 2016

2015 is far from over, but it’s already a record-breaking year for student housing. What this means for Investors’ agenda for 2016 was the topic of discussion at a student-housing panel at EXPO REAL on Tuesday, hosted by Bouwfonds IM, and organized by The Class of 2020, Europe’s leading platform for student housing providers. “What […]

The Class of 2020 at LD Events Student Housing Conference

Last week, The Class of 2020 as well as many of our partners attended the Student Housing 2015 Conference in London, organised by LD Events. Frank Uffen, co-founder of the foundation, was one of the panelists to talk about European Student Accommodation, its opportunities and development. The Class of 2020 did not want to miss out […]

Annual Partner Assembly 2015: Student Housing in Germany

Student Housing in Germany: Balancing between affordability and availability Rapid increases in investment in German student housing illustrate the opportunities in Europe’s largest student market. Supply is low and demand is high, but that’s not the whole story: low rents, rent brakes, stringent building codes and a decentralised market make this country’s student housing market a tough […]

University & Housing Partnerships: Friends with benefits

Universities and student housing providers share at least one important factor: their customers. Students all have to live somewhere during their studies, but the way residential life and academic life are connected varies incredibly throughout the world. Many countries in Europe take an especially lax approach when it comes to accommodating their students. Wouter Onclin […]

The Class Conference in numbers

The annual conference hosted by The Class of 2020 is becoming the meeting point for the student housing and higher education market in Europe. Over 260 international participants and 25 speakers gathered in Amsterdam last year (2014) to discuss the future of student housing and higher education in Europe. The Class of 2020 is a growing […]