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Trento Housing Community

Trento Housing Community

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Our challenge

The TRent portal serves as an institutional platform designed to aid students in finding accommodation. It functions as a virtual bulletin board. Opera Universitaria oversees the portal’s integrity, ensuring accurate information and legitimacy, particularly for private owner listings. The key challenge goals involve increasing awareness of TRent among students, solidifying its position in the accommodation search sector. Simultaneously, efforts should be directed towards boosting student enrollment and expanding the platform’s range of listings.

Study format
Blended
Application period
18 December 2023 – 18 February 2024
Study period
19 February – 31 May 2024
Credits
2 ECTS
Pace
0%
Hosting university
University of Trento

Learning outcomes

Community Management

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Information

The TRent is an institutional portal created by Opera Universitaria in 2021 to support students in the delicate phase of choosing accommodation, facilitating the meeting of students and property owners, and the demand and supply of housing in Trento and Rovereto. It's a sort of virtual bulletin board that presents a diverse, updated offer of housing solutions with clear and detailed information. At the same time, it gives property owners the opportunity to showcase their offerings in a modern, intuitive, and easy-to-navigate "storefront," available in both Italian and English.

Opera Universitaria oversees the correct use of the portal through a sample check of the data entered during registration, as well as all the information that is added. It also verifies that the announced property actually corresponds to an address and has the described amenities. This check is exclusively done for ads placed by private owners, who are marked with the OU stamp.

PORTAL STATISTICS

Approximately 3,000 registered students, 160 landlords with their own properties (private owners, property managers, intermediaries, university colleges), about a hundred accommodations listed, 150 available accommodations, and around 19,000 users who, in the last 6 months alone, have interacted with the portal, mainly from Italy but also from Spain, France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Brazil.

CHALLENGE GOALS:

The primary goal is to elevate awareness of TRent among students and fortify its presence in the accommodation search realm. Simultaneously, a key objective should be to augment the student enrollment figures and work towards expanding the platform array of listings.

Hosting university

University of Trento

University of Trento

Challenge provider

Opera Universitaria di Trento