Every summer, tens of thousands students are looking for a place to live in one of the student cities. A recurrent phenomenon that deserves further research. What does a landlord earn on your room? How much do students in Rotterdam pay for their place to live? And are they satisfied with that place? What are the biggest trends on the student housing market?
This summer, EM teamed up with Yournalism, a crowdfunding platform for investigative journalism, and ten other higher education media, for an extensive investigation of the student housing market. We questioned almost a thousand students, including 124 students in Rotterdam, in a survey. And thanks to a scraper we were able to analyze the rooms, studios and apartments for students that were offered on Kamernet and the websites of housing corporations this summer. You can read the results here.