Wouter Onclin

The Class of 2020, the Netherlands

Wouter is Foundation Manager at The Class of 2020, a partner-based platform and think-tank that works to improve the student accommodation market across Europe. Activities range from stimulating more transparency on the investment side to better partnerships with universities, as well as demonstrating the importance of accommodation in attracting students and improving student success. Together with a growing base of partners from all over Europe, The Class is transforming emerging student accommodation markets in Europe. Wouter holds an MA in Urban Planning from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, having done part of his studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He has over 10 years of experience in building coalitions between stakeholders and uniting them to work towards a common goal.