UK devs establish Next Gen Skills Academy

New 6.5 million initiative will teach relevant skills to a new generation of industry talent

By Matthew Handrahan

Oculus co-founder donates $31 million to University of Maryland

Brendan Iribe gives back to his old school, will have new computer science building named after him

By Brendan Sinclair

Video game degrees in the US increase by 50% in five years

Latest figures reveal that there are now 390 colleges and universities in North America offering courses in video game design

By Robin Valentine

SETI Institute to host game jam

Entries must be themed around the search for intelligent alien life and feature real scientific data

By Robin Valentine

Valve grows support for iD Tech camps

"The support Valve has provided over the years is a tremendous value"

By Rachel Weber

God of War devs leading UCLA course

Marianne Krawczyk and Whitney Wade sharing their skills in September

By Rachel Weber

Dare to be Digital 2014 launches

"Dare to be Digital is a central part of the UK's seeding programme"

By Rachel Weber

SOE GIRL Scholarship winner announced

Erin Loelius is latest student to win internship through the programme

By Rachel Weber

TIGA and UCL partner for new professional course

The Games Quarter offers "diverse and holistic approach" to development for industry

By Rachel Weber

Aardman and Nominet launch "kiddy-coder" contest

Combines Scratch coding platform with Shaun the Sheep

By Rachel Weber

Tracy Fullerton to direct USC games program

Fullerton, who's been on the faculty at USC since 1999, will now act as the first ever director of the USC Games program

By James Brightman

SuperAwesome launches Future8 Awards

Partners with The Guardian for competition aimed at young people

By Rachel Weber

CodeClub: 30,000 kids and counting

MD Laura Kirsop on her mission to teach CSS, HTML and Python to 9-11 year olds

By Dan Pearson

Your game portfolio is your greatest asset

A game design education is nothing without a portfolio to show employers - Neil Druckmann, Jesse Schell and Albert Shih weigh in

By James Brightman

Video Game Education Opens Doors

Mike Gallagher, President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association, on how games and STEM will boost America's tech sector overall

By Michael D. Gallagher

Teacher's Lounge: Insider Views on Games Education

Five leading professors discuss the growth of games education and what needs to happen to better the industry

By James Brightman

SOE: Teaching students to self-critique is crucial

The G.I.R.L. scholarship and its perspective on the changing role of education

By Rachel Weber

Teaching the Games Business

It's not enough to teach students to code, draw or design; truly well-trained staff must also understand the commercial sides of the business

By Rob Fahey

Education vs. Vocation

The Chinese Room's Dan Pinchbeck on the complex tension between learning the craft and getting a job

By Matthew Handrahan

"Games making should appeal to children as much as games playing"

Ian Livingstone on how to make sure education is serving the industry and getting away from "academic snobbery"

By Dan Pearson

Spector aims to build "Navy SEALs of game development training"

Industry veteran hoping to fill a critical void in the games business; he wants to cultivate the next round of leaders

By Steve Peterson

Mind Candy launches tech magazine for girls

Moshi Monsters developer encouraging girls to code, animate and design

By Rachel Weber

Trip Hawkins's If You Can raises $6.5m

Series A round led by Greylock Partners, company opens California office

By Matthew Handrahan

Abertay students working on FuturLab prototypes

"Having an opportunity to effectively triple our workforce to create prototypes for a year without risk is fantastic"

By Rachel Weber

B.U.G.S. program to launch tonight at BAFTA

Network aims to highlight industry graduate talent in the UK

By Dan Pearson

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