University of Portsmouth signs up to Tiga

University of Portsmouth signs up to Tiga

By Ed Fear

September 16th 2008 at 3:00PM

Educator joins association to develop relevant curricula

The University of Portsmouth has joined Tiga as an educational affiliate member.

By signing up to the developer association, Tiga says that the University of Portsmouth is demonstrating its on-going commitment to 'closer industry liason to ensure curriculum development for all of the games courses are relevant to the industry's skill requirements'.

“The University of Portsmouth’s decision to join Tiga is excellent news," said Tiga CEO Richard Wilson.

"It provides the games industry and the University with the opportunity to develop courses that meet the needs of students and games developers. it will also facilitate greater knowledge sharing between Portsmouth University and the rest of the games industry. I am looking forward to working with the University over the months and years ahead.

He continued: “Tiga is committed to strengthening links between the video games industry and higher education. We have already established the Tiga Technology Group to facilitate knowledge sharing between developers, middleware providers, technology businesses and universities. Our future plans include mapping existing links between games businesses and education providers and disseminating the information in order to spread best practice. Building connections between games developers and universities is vitally important. Ultimately, it will enhance the competitiveness of the UK games development industry.”

Joseph Cavalla, sector manager for the Technology & Innovation Research & Knowledge Transfer Services added: “Joining Tiga is an essential part of continuing that strategy of facilitating and developing closer working relationships between academia and industry. We are delighted to become members of Tiga.”