Tens of thousands of extra jobs could be created in Dutch cities through internationalisation and collaboration between universities, city councils and student housing providers, a report by the Class of 2020 has revealed. However, insufficient international student ac...

March 1, 2018

Internationalisation in higher education creating tens of thousands of new jobs in Dutch cities

Report calculates the impact per city and recommends broadening the focus on internationalisation and increasing collaboration between universities, city councils and student...

December 22, 2017

Innovation and collaboration were the common themes among student housing projects across Europe which took home top prizes from the Class of 2020’s Building Bridges Over Growing Barriers conference in Lisbon this November.

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November 29, 2017

“The Global Student: Building Bridges over Growing Barriers” – the theme of The Class Conference 2017 envisioned the European student living sector as a source of unity against a growing divisive political discourse emphasizing borders and differences.

The two-day event...

November 22, 2017

As the market becomes more sophisticated and competitive, StudentMarketing, a global market intelligence and strategic development consultancy focusing on student housing, in its ongoing observation of PBSA establishments in European cities, sees amenities driving stud...

October 4, 2017

Student housing in Continental Europe has become a sophisticated and fast-changing market, which needs strong operating teams on the ground, delegates at EXPO REAL heard on Wednesday.

'Student housing is now an established asset class in Europe and has been ranked numbe...

Some of the world’s richest people and sovereign wealth funds are turning their attention to student housing, with the increasingly luxurious and expensive purpose-built accommodation becoming regarded as a must-have part of their investment portfolio.

February 17, 2017

The strong growth of international students in Europe is turning student housing into one of the most attractive niches of the alternative real estate asset classes. 

‘International students are the future,’ Samuel Vetrak, CEO of StudentMarketing, told a recent Property...

February 7, 2017

The rapid increase in the number of international students seeking to attend universities in Europe is boosting the attractiveness of student housing as an investment, delegates heard at PropertyEU's Student Housing and Micro Living Investment Briefing, which was held...

August 26, 2016

“International students have a little bit of a different need when it comes to student accommodation, [and] they have a greater need because it is not an option not to have it,” says Wouter Onclin of Class of 2020. “They have to live somewhere.”

And that succi...

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