Video games degrees at Abertay University in Dundee have been ranked best in Europe for the fifth year in succession.
The influential Princeton Review again rated Abertay as number one in Europe for undergraduate level games courses, with the university also breaking into the world top 10 at postgraduate level.
This follows the recent launch of the £12 million InGAME partnership, which is led by Abertay and aims to undertake research and development with the games industry in Dundee, and across the UK.
Professor Gregor White, Dean of Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics, said: “This accolade reflects the exceptional teaching and learning that takes place at Abertay and further cements our position among the world’s very best institutions for video games education.
“To achieve this ranking year after year is only made possible through academic colleagues’ commitment to excellence, and the school’s ability to keep pace with the changing demands of the global games industry.”
Abertay recorded a double rankings climb in this year’s Princeton Review, now rated 16th in the world undergraduate table and 9th in the world postgraduate table. Its former graduate David Jones created games such as Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto on which Dundee’s reputation for excellence grew.
Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review said: “We highly recommend Abertay University and each and every one of the institutions that made our lists for 2019. Their faculties are outstanding and their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”