Belgian university named world’s best gaming school for the third time
Share article:
Share article:

Belgian university named world’s best gaming school for the third time

Credit: Pexels

The Digital Arts and Entertainment bachelor’s programme at Howest, a university college in West Flanders, has been named ‘Best Game Design & Development School’ for the third time.

The ranking is issued by The Rookies, an international leading organisation from the games sector. Previously, Howest also won the award in 2017 and 2018.

“What we are very pleased about this time is that the average level of our students has increased. So our top ranking is not determined by a few students who stand out,” programme manager Rik Leenknegt told the Belga news agency.

“Additionally, the results show that we have expanded our lead over the number 2,” he added.

The Canadian ‘Think Tank Training Centre’ ranked second, followed by ‘New3dge’ in France in third place.

“The award is a wonderful showcase for the DAE programme at Howest and contributes to the continued growth in the number of students enrolled,” said Leenknegt. “These already number 1,350 now, including more than 300 international students from all over the world.”

Howest has been doing well in the rankings for some time now, and ranked in the top five since the first edition of The Rookies in 2017.

“Year after year, we are running at the top of the Champions League with the best game schools in the world,” general director Lode De Geyter said. “As an innovative and forward-looking college, we are determined to continue to play at the highest level and thus to produce talent that will help determine the future of the international gaming industry.”

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...
Vaccinations: Belgium’s Health Minister currently not in favour of a general booster shot
The latest figures on new coronavirus cases are worrying, but rather than imposing new safety measures, what is needed is full compliance with ...
Thousands protest against the Covid health pass in France
Demonstrations against the health pass and other measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus mobilised tens of thousands of protesters ...
Record-breaking 770-metre highline installed in Freÿr, Beglium
A 770-metre long highline was installed at an altitude of 70 metres at the Freÿr Rocks on Saturday, setting a new Belgian record, according to ...
Huge cannabis farm discovered inside closed down Chinese restaurant near Charleroi
A cannabis plantation with several hundred mature plants was dismantled on Friday evening in a former Chinese restaurant on Chaussée de Bruxelles ...
Citizen founded wind turbine project launched in Liège region
A citizen founded wind turbine project was inaugurated in the Liège Region on Saturday by Walloon Energy Minister Philippe Henry (Ecolo) together ...
Five questions to philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on Leopold II and embarrassment in Brussels’ public space
The worldwide explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, combined with the 60th anniversary of the ...
Belgium to invest in sustainable heating in 2022
The federal government will set aside about one million euros in its 2022 budget for a social tariff for sustainable heating, Federal Energy Minister ...
Anti-vaxxers demonstrate against Covid Safe Ticket in Brussels
Hundreds of supporters of the anti-vaxx movement gathered on Saturday outside the headquarters of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to protest ...
Belgium’s investment funds total 260 billion euros in assets
Belgium’s funds industry grew by 5.3% (13 billion euros) in the second quarter of this year, bringing investment funds available to the public to ...
Brussels to Luxembourg by train in two hours soon possible
The fastest train ride between Brussels and Luxembourg currently takes almost three hours, but that could be slashed to about two hours thanks to the ...
Daily Covid infections up by almost 30% in Belgium
Between 6 and 12 October, an average of 2,438 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus every day, according to figures from the Sciensano public ...