Abertay videogames degrees ranked best in Europe

Videogames degrees at Dundee’s Abertay University have been ranked best in Europe for the fifth consecutive year.

The annual 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 latest accolade builds on the University’s reputation for international excellence in the videogames sector and 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, Scotland 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 videogames 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, where it is now rated 16th in the world undergraduate table and 9th in the world postgraduate table.

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.”