INNOVATION: Containers as Student Housing at European Universities

 "Containers" at DTU Campus Village in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark via wikipedia CC-BY-SA-3.0

“Containers” at DTU Campus Village in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark via wikipedia CC-BY-SA-3.0

In order to alleviate the lack of student housing available across Europe, a few universities in Denmark, Germany, France (Le Havre) [fr] and Spain have tried to turn containers into student dorms. Containers appear to be the structure of choice because they are less costly and readily adaptable to include the necessary amenities. However, a few associations have already raised a few issues [fr] regarding thermal isolation and safety in the containers. 

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  • Sammybowl43

    I like this idea. A lot of students have problems with housing. This is probably second biggest issue after tuition itself. Some of my friends even gave up on education because it was impossible to find a place they could stay at. Really, all colleges and universities should take this into account. Another option is to get educated online. After all you can always use services like MyCollegeEssayPapers and get help writing your papers and college assignments. It is a great option but student has to be diligent because it is easy to start slacking.

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