Turkish university benefits from Abertayâ??s games masters course

Abertay joins with Izmir Universiy of Economics

Abertay University has inked a deal with the Izmir University of Economics, a Turkish educational institution, to link Abertay’s masters degrees in games technology with a two-year masters degree at IUE.

Students on the IUE’s masters programme will spend a semester at IUE, before going to Abertay for two semesters, followed by a finishing period back at IUE. The first group of 20 students will arrive at Abertay in 2009, with plans to increase the number of students to 50 within five years.

“We are delighted to have secured this new partnership with IUE. It is part of a network of links we are building up around the world, and the IUE link joins similar successful links we already have with universities in China and Canada,” said Professor Lachlan MacKinnon, head of the School of Computing and Creative Technologies.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming the first students onto our courses, and I am sure they will find the Abertay experience a very valuable and significant component of their learning journeys.”

Mr Ekrem Demiritas, president of the Board of Trustees of Izmir University of Economics added: “This is a very significant agreement for UIE and I’d like to thank the University of Abertay Dundee, SQA and Dundee College together with Scottish Development International for all their hard work in getting this excellent education entity up and running.”

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