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Abertay University ranked best in Europe for videogames courses for sixth consecutive year

Abertay University has been ranked best in Europe for videogames degree programmes for the sixth consecutive year.

The prestigious annual Princeton Review reveals the Dundee institution is the top university in Europe for undergraduate games education and in the global top 10 at postgraduate level.

The Princeton Review is one of the videogames industry’s key international benchmarks for excellence.

It analyses the quality of the faculty, technology, and student career prospects, with assessors taking into account more than 40 data points.

Abertay is also placed 13th in the world on its undergraduate tables and seventh at postgraduate level.

The achievement highlights the university’s position in the sector internationally, building on a reputation forged since 1997 when Abertay launched the world’s first videogames degree.

Professor Gregor White, dean of the university’s school of design and informatics, said: “We are delighted to have made further progress in this ranking which reflects the exceptionally high standard of our teaching and the dedication to excellence demonstrated by the school’s academic colleagues.”

“All of our programmes are underpinned by research and closely linked to the demands of the games industry, meaning our graduates leave us ideally equipped for a career in the sector or with the right skills to start ventures of their own.”

Abertay videogames alumni include Grand Theft Auto creator Dave Jones and former Ubisoft art director Liam Wong.

The university has a commitment to investing in videogames teaching and research, and in December unveiled a new £5.5 million home for its school of design and informatics, incorporating an emergent technology centre.

The centre includes a development studio for experimental games design, visual design studio for digital arts research, an XR (extended reality) lab, and a usability lab with eye-tracking equipment, specialist cameras and an observation room.

Source: The Courier

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