Jan Benschop Director of Student Experience International
Jan Benschop has become Director of Student Experience International. In this role, he will focus on the continued development of regular student housing as international concept.
There is a lot of demand in the market for different student housing possibilities. The international students will play an increasingly important role in this matter. Educational institutions focus actively on internationalization by providing courses and research activities with international and intercultural competitions and international study or work experience. The provision of housing is an important part of this development. With Benschop’s market knowledge and extensive network this priority can be developed to a higher level within Student Experience policies.
Benschop: "I find it a challenge to focus on internationalization at Student Experience. I start at Student Experience from my pioneering spirit. Student Experience is a new and powerful concept in which the student has a key role. There are many innovative ideas that we would like to achieve in the coming period. "
Benschop has worked for 23 years as general director of student housing DUWO. In this position, he has ensured that DUWO has grown from a foundation with 4,600 apartments to a professional student housing organization with more than 30,000 apartments. Furthermore Benschop was closely involved in the development of the current known campus contract and the increased variety of affordable student housing.