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About the Department

The Department for Game Design was founded in 2002 and was the first in Scandinavia to offer undergraduate degrees in game design. We are located in Visby's beautiful harbour area at Campus Gotland.

About the Department

At the Department of Game Design we are conducting research and educating students in game design and related subjects, such as expression in convergent media, human computer interaction and automated animation generation.

Our aim is to deepen the understanding of games, game design and gaming. In our Convergent Media Lab we work with graphics, visualisation, simulation and games, and using games as a teaching aid, so called Serious Games.

National and international collaborations with the games industry and other higher education providers are important to us and raises the quality of our work. 

There are about 25 staff at the Department and each year approximately 300 students study here.

EU project about digital entrepreneurship for school pupils

The Department of Game Design is a partner in DigiYouth, a project that aims to develop the entrepreneurship and cross-border cooperation skills of Estonian, Finnish, Latvian and Swedish youth (age 14–19) by supporting the creation and activities of start-up type student companies with focus on digital products, services and solutions.

A methodology to integrate entrepreneurship and technology education in general education schools will be developed. During study years 2018/19 and 2019/20, we support entrepreneurship simulation in the field of digital products, services and solutions (complete product development chain from idea to sales). From each country 2-5 general education schools, teacher teams and a network of mentors will be engaged.

http://www.digiyouth.eu

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Contact person at Uppsala University: Mariam Forsmark, Department of Game Design.

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Project results

  • 40 cross-border student startups created

  • 220 students in four countries having a cross-border start-up experience

  • 45 teachers and mentors trained

  • A 1.5 year study module on digital entrepreneurship developed for schools