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Abertay become UK centre of excellence for computer games

Abertay impression thumbs 2The University of Abertay Dundee is to become the UK’s first ever
university centre of excellence for computer games education thanks to
a £3 million investment from the Scottish Government.

Abertay’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Bernard King said:
“The global, interactive, creative media sector has a potential market
value to Scotland of up to $68 billion by 2012. If in Scotland we are
to be successful in reaping that economic growth potential, then we
need to be continually producing new interactive products and upgrading
our workforce’s skills.

“This significant capacity-building investment by the Scottish
Government establishes Abertay as Scotland’s University Centre of
Excellence in Computer Games Education. It recognises that Scotland can
be a global leader in this sector, and that Abertay can drive that
ambition by providing graduates with the necessary world-class skills
to succeed.”


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