The Class Research

Exploring the trends in student housing

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About Research

Our community’s research has had and continues to have a strong focus on understanding student housing markets globally.

As learning and working pathways are no longer linear, our role in exploring the living journey beyond graduation continues. Building on drastically shifting lifestyle preferences, The Class Foundation seeks to understand new models for living, working, and learning spaces and how they shape the future of university-cities.

Trend Reports

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2021 Trend Report
Fast-Forwarding Our Future

The Class Annual Trend Report is our unique outlook on the future of urban living. This report highlights global trends in investment, design and operations, offering curated articles and industry data.

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2020 The Class Trend Report

The Future is Blended

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2019 The Class Trend Report

From Post-Industrial City to the New Urban Campus

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2018 The Class Trend Report

The Global Student: Building Bridges over Growing Barriers

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2017 The Class Trend Report

Learning Hubs: The Future of the University City

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Industry Reports

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May 18, 2021
The Place of Internet in the Lives of Students in 2021

Wifirst

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May 12, 2021
Q1 2021 UK Living Capital Markets Update

JLL

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May 4, 2021
Studerende Buren [EN: Studying Neighbours]

Verwey Jonker Instituut - research done for Kences & others

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May 4, 2021
How students choose their accommodation

Accommodation for Students

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The Class Radar

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June 8, 2021

Industry News | 06/21

Higher education, student mobility, and student housing industry news from June 2021.

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June 8, 2021

How PropTech can future-proof your student accommodation property – findings from The Class Academy

On May 18th, The Class Foundation held its second Academy of the year on PropTech for Future-Proof Buildings. Together with the ‘students’, we identified ten bottlenecks student housing operators currently face and the solutions property technology can offer.

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May 31, 2021

Industry News | 05/21

Higher education, student mobility, and student housing industry news from May 2021.

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