THE CLASS CONFERENCE 2015

The Class Conference

November 3-4, 2015

Amsterdam

DeLaMar Theater, 402, Marnixstraat, 1017 PL Amsterdam

Rolling out the Red Carpet for Talent

The face of higher education in Europe continues to dramatically change and evolve. This summer universities across the continent reported record numbers of international students. As predicted Millennial students are international by default. The shift from local to international demand is accelerated by comprehensive recruitment strategies with savvy marketing campaigns, availability of grants and university-guaranteed housing. Encouraged by the EU and challenged by declining local student populations, European cities and nations have launched comprehensive red carpet strategies to attract and retain talent.  
Universities have stepped-up their investments in education, campuses, resident life and student services to provide a better student experience. The private sector acknowledges the expected growth of international higher education with record levels of investments in new forms of student housing. The number of job fairs, incubators and new technology platforms have surged as student needs and expectations have evolved. They demand high quality education, better information, more choice, and if possible direct access to funding for start-up or international job opportunities. 

Testimonials

What I have been learning from The Class of 2020 is how important it is for Europe to insure that there is a merging in the cities and that the accommodation supports that immersion.

Tom Ellet

Senior Associate VP Student Affairs at New York University

It is finding a community that is specialised in these areas, exchanging ideas, talking about trends in the future is always insisting. 

Stephan Rind

Director at EUREAS Group AG

International students equals housing, student mobility equals housing. Housing plays a vital role, and if you don’t have enough, you are not going to grow.

Robert Coelen

Professor at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

This is going to be the leading European student housing conference, it has to continue to offer that wider European and global perspective.

Philip Hillman

International Director at JLL

Programme

Speakers

Kajsa Ollongren

Vice-Mayor City of Amsterdam

Vanessa Debiais-Santon

European Commission

Rudy Stroink

DutchSpring

Brikena Xhormaqi

Uniplaces

Laura Howard

EAIE

Nikolaj Lubanski

Copenhagen Capacity

Tom Ellett

NYU / ACUHO-i

Henk Huizing

PGGM

Joep van Vliet

CBRE

Philip Hillman

JLL

Stephan Rind

Balint Botos

Hugo Goncalves Pereira

Mogope

Stephen Orme

Studygroup

Felix Hillen

The Student Hotel

Kevin Williamson

UNITE

Jari Simonen

PSOAS

Ian Jones

University of Sheffield

Jessica Winter

Universiteit Groningen

Vincent Verspaandonk

StudyPortals

Stefan Hase Bergen

DAAD

Samuel Vetrak

Student Marketing

Nathan Goddard

Student.com

Lisa Einhorn

Campus France

Alexandra den Heijer

Delft University

Willem van Winden

Euniversities / HvA

Amund Aarvelta

U of Trondheim

Leo le Duc

Science park Amsterdam

Paddy Allen

GSA

Günther Jedliczka

OEAD

Anouk Griffioen

WU

Joanna Romanowicz

Swith Off Students / NUS

Nick Katz

Splittable

Robert Moyle

Campus Living Villages

Hans Vugts

Casa400

Patrick Hanisch

International Campus

Walter la Gamma

Camplus

Robert Coelen

Stenden University

Erik Westin

Stockholm 6000+

Steven Zeeman

Greystar

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