Malta’s digital games institute cracks Princeton Review’s top 20 graduate schools

University of Malta’s Institute of Digital Games ranked 17th globally in top graduate schools for digital games

The IDG was ranked 17th as one of the few graduate colleges to make the list from outside the United States
The IDG was ranked 17th as one of the few graduate colleges to make the list from outside the United States

The University of Malta’s Institute of Digital Games has been ranked as one of the top graduate schools in the world according to The Princeton Review for the third year running.

The IDG was ranked 17th as one of the few graduate colleges to make the list from outside the United States.

“It’s great to see the research at the Institute of Digital Games is getting the attention it deserves. Working with key players in the industry, such as Ubisoft, and with key research institutions in Europe, via EU funded projects, our students are able to practice their training on Artificial Intelligence on significant real world problems,” said Prof. Georgios N. Yannakakis, Director of the Institute of Digital Games.

“We’re a multi-disciplinary institute educating graduate students from philosophy and digital humanities, all the way to artificial intelligence and machine learning and aim for our students to be unique creative thinkers that can contribute to the video game industry and video game research, and the interconnections of the two.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its top game design programme lists this year based on a survey of administrators at 150 institutions that offer game design courses, majors, or degree programmes. Surveyed schools were in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

“We highly recommend the Institute of Digital Games – University of Malta and each and every one of the institutions that made our lists for 2019,” said Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. “Their faculties are outstanding and their facilities are awesome. Just as impressive: their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs!”

The Princeton Review developed its Top Game Design Schools project in 2009 with assistance from a national advisory board that helped design the project survey ranking list methodology.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual rankings of colleges, business schools, and law schools in dozens of categories it reports on its site and in its books including The Best 384 Colleges, and The Best Value Colleges. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

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