NSBO Conference 2024

Date: 9-11 april

Place: Copenhagen

A new normal:
Challenges and opportunities for Nordic student housing

Three days of inspiration, insights and networking focused on student housing from a Nordic perspective. In a new normal - where rapid changes has reshaped our landscape - we explored new conditions that define student housing today and tomorrow. The NSBO Conference is the leading inspiration and networking hub for Nordic student housing operators.



Student housing, higher education and student preferences

How is the demand for student housing evolving? Explore the latest trends and developments shaping higher education and student housing in Europe. Gain deeper insights into student preferences and discover what factors attract students, in order to strategically adapt your organization.

Kelly-anne Watson, Managing Director at The Class Foundation


From beds to third spaces – community building for the anywhere anytime life

Amongst the most attractive cities for students, strike cities that are not just hubs of academic excellence; but also vibrant, dynamic environments with cultural experiences, social opportunities, and personal growth.

A sense of community is an important indicator of city liveability and indirectly contributes to urban economic productivity. What can we learn from this with regards to destination building to make it a decisive factor student choice?

Cristina Mateo from IE School of Architecture and Design talks about some of the societal changes and trends that contribute to this in the age the anywhere anytime life.

Dr. Cristina Mateo, Associate Dean IE School of Architecture and Design


Panel: The future of student housing and student cities

Insight on current and future trends regarding students, student housing, and student cities.

Cristina Matteo, Associate Dean IE School of Architecture and Design
Kelly-anne Watson, Managing Director at The Class Foundation
Linda Teng, Head of Concept for Student Housing at Akademiska Hus
Lauri Lehtoruusu, Executive director at SOA


Well-being and safety

Whether at a local or global scale, the sense of security and well-being faces new challenges. During the conference multiple sessions explore critical aspects of well-being and safety, such as drug use among students and strategies for creating secure housing environments.

Tony Allen, Operations Director Nido
Magnus Glifstam, Chief security officer Svenska Bostäder
Heiður Anna Helgadóttir, Public Relations Officer Félagsstofnun stúdenta
Margit Anne Petersen, Associate Professor, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University.


Panel: Building sustainable and affordable

Economic instability and escalating climate changes intensifies the demands on newly built student housing. Not only must it be sustainable throughout construction and management, but it also needs to remain affordable. How do we successfully meet these criteria while upholding a high living standard?

As an introduction to the panel, Line Barfod, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen, will give a short talk on city planning and sustainability in Copenhagen.

Henrik Graarud, Boligdirektör SiO
Henrik Krantz, CEO AF Bostäder


Study visits in Copenhagen

Explore interesting student housing in the capital of Denmark. Captivating architecture, community building layouts and new inspiration for both new and existing student housing. During the second day of the conference we will visit BaseCamp Lyngby, Tietgenkollegiet and CPH Village Vesterbro.


Networking events

► Welcome reception
► Nordic Dinner

Info and registration

Date: April 9th - 11th
Place: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Registration fee: €790
The conference fee will be invoiced in March 2024 and includes conference programme, study visits, welcome reception and Nordic Dinner. Hotel is not included and needs to be booked seperatley.

The registration is binding and we cannot guarantee repayment. We reserve the right to cancel the conference.

The registrations is closed. Contact us below for late registrations.



E-mail: info@nsbo.eu
Phone :+46 (0)736 42 92

Note! Please send an e-mail or SMS if possible – we may not always be available for phone calls.