Dundee’s Abertay University has been ranked the best in Europe for its videogames degrees, for the sixth year in a row.
The Princeton Review, which rates colleges and universities around the world, has rated Abertay as number one in Europe for its undergraduate games education and in the global top 10 for its postgraduate courses.
The review is based around multiple data points, including faulty and student career prospects.
Abertay launched the world’s first videogames degree programme in 1997
Professor Gregor White, the dean of Abertay’s school of design and informatics, told the Courier:
“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.”
The university recently unveiled a new £5.5 million centre for its school of design and informatics, incorporating emergent technology.
The centre includes a development studio for experimental games design, visual design studio for digital arts research, an extended reality (XR) lab, and a usability lab with eye-tracking equipment, specialist cameras and an observation room.