Online Survey About Aachen Housing Market


Aachen students and university employees are being surveyed about their preferred residential locations till June 12, 2016.



Dr. Angelika Münter

ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH


+49 231 9051 232



Over 50,000 students attend the Aachen universities – RWTH Aachen, FH Aachen, Catholic University of Applied Sciences, and the Hochschule für Musik and Tanz. Together with the approximately 10,000 university employees they represent the primary target groups in the regional housing market. This has lead to a noticeable strain. At the same time actors in the public and private housing markets know very little about this group. This realization was determined by the Dortmund Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, ILS for short, through numerous conversations with experts in the housing market in the Aachen region, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The next step for researchers is to analyze the housing situation and the migration decisions of members of the Aachen universities. A further objective is to acquire scientific insight into the preferences of students and employees moving to Aachen and contributing to the debate about space.

To achieve this, ILS has set up a voluntary and anonymous online survey. The questionnaire encompasses approximately 40 questions on topics such as "Reasons for Choosing Your Residential Location," "Current Housing Situation," and "Life at the Three-Country Point." All interested members of the University can participate in the survey till June 12, 2016.

ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development

The ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development is a non-university research institute. Focused on strategic research, it works on topics including the current and future development of towns and cities. The Institute is an associate member of the Lebniz Community. Since 2014 it has been a founding member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft. The ILS is based in Dortmund and maintains an office in Aachen through its formal cooperative agreement with RWTH Aachen. Two professorships are currently being offered at RWTH Aachen within the framework of a joint appointment with the ILS.