Later this year Cologne's University of Applied Sciences is to launch a new masters games course as part of its brand new Cologne Game Lab.
The course is being designed to bring together fields in game design, audio visual design, programming and management into one interdisciplinary curriculum while the lab will look to improve research in those fields.
The university also say that course will be designed as broad and international as possible, with plans to make the Cologne Game Lab the only institution of its kind in Europe thanks to the way it will mix games development and research.
"Cologne Game Lab draws on the rich body of research at Cologne University of Applied Sciences," said Prof. Dr. Joachim Metzner, the university's rector.
"The establishment of the CGL will allow us to build on our previous achievements in the area of computer games. The interdisciplinary approach that we will take to teaching and research reflects the complexity of the subject matter. The new knowledge and skills that will emerge will be important not only for the entertainment software world, but also reflect an interest of society as a whole: building up knowledge and experience of games."
More information can be found at the official site.