The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (iGGi) has become a Women in Games Education Ambassador.

iGGi is the world’s largest PhD research programme focused on games research. Based at the University of York, Queen Mary University of London, Goldsmiths, and Essex in the UK, iGGi PG researchers (PGRs) undertake a four-year PhD course doing impact-oriented games research, working closely with more than 80 partner organisations in the games industry and society. iGGi PGRs advance games for entertainment as well as serious games with their research, software, patents, algorithms, data analytic techniques and creative works across a wide range of areas, covering themes like Game AI, Player Research, Design & Development, Creative Computing, Applied Games, Accessibility, Immersive Technology, Game Audio, and Esports.

The institution joins the Women in Games fast-growing Education Ambassador Programme.

iGGi’s Dr Raluca Gaina (pictured) offered: “iGGi represents ‘Your Future in Games Research’. This is our strapline. We proudly become Women in Games Education Ambassadors because we feel strongly that this future must include a more level playing field for all the groups which are currently underrepresented in the games industry and academia. We want to do our part in creating visibility, opportunities, and societal change in that respect.”

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman added: “The iGGi carries out important work in its mission to unlock the full potential of games research to contribute to wellbeing, prosperity, and science by training the next generation of leading researchers, designers and developers in games. We are delighted that they have joined us as Education Ambassadors and look forward to working together in our shared goals for gender diversity and belonging in games.”

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