About Abertay University
Hosts of this first joint conference, Abertay University is the United Kingdom’s leading university in computer games education and launching the next generation of interactive digital media companies. It launched the world’s first computer games technology degree in 1997, and runs both the UK Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education and the international game design contest Dare to be Digital.
Abertay’s unique partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) makes Dare to be Digital the exclusive pathway to the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award, a major recognition of up-and-coming games talent.
Abertay’s facilities include, among other things, the largest Playstation teaching laboratory in Europe.
Abertay University is the only European university to be ranked in the prestigious Princeton Review’s just-published list for 2015 of the ‘Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design’.
In the graduate list, Abertay is the only non-US institution listed, and in the undergraduate list Abertay is one of only two non-US institutions, the other being a college in Vancouver, Canada.