Abertay University named the best gaming university in Europe for fifth year running

Abertay University named the best gaming university in Europe for fifth year running

The University of Abertay in Dundee has been voted Europe’s top institution for undergrad game courses in Europe by The Princeton Review.

The Scottish institution, which was a world-first in implementing degrees for game development back in 1997, also found its way into the top ten worldwide when it comes to postgraduate study.

Abertay now ranks 16th worldwide for undergraduate study, and ninth worldwide in postgraduate courses.

“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,” said

“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.”

Princeton review editor-in-chief Robert Franek added: “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.”

As an Abertay graduate myself, it must explain why I’m such an inspirational and ground-breaking game designer. I'm sure my bank account will reflect that any day now. 

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 100 Rising Star list.