A SCOTTISH university is celebrating achievement of the top European ranking for its video-games degrees for a fifth consecutive year.

Abertay University, in Dundee, highlighted its retention of the number-one ranking in Europe in the annual Princeton Review for undergraduate-level games courses.

The university meanwhile broke into the world top 10 at postgraduate level in the video-games arena in the latest Princeton Review.

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Professor Gregor White, dean of Abertay’s School of Design and Informatics, said of the number-one European ranking: “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.”

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Abertay noted its video-games courses had climbed in the Princeton Review’s worldwide rankings at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, to 16th and ninth respectively.

The university recently launched the £12 million InGAME partnership, which aims to undertake research and development with the video-games industry in Dundee, Scotland and across the UK. This project, in partnership with the University of Dundee and the University of St Andrews, has won funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

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The Princeton Review analyses the quality of the faculty, technology, and student-career prospects, with assessors taking into account more than 40 data points, Abertay noted.