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Game design education in Flanders ranks #1 worldwide again

For the second year in a row, Flanders-based Howest University College was ranked the world’s number one school for game design and development. The award is one of the five categories under The Rookies “2018 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World” ranking. Over 580 academic institutions from 87 countries competed for the title. Winning the award reinforces Howest’s status as an international educational hotspot.

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Three times top 10

In addition to topping the leader board as Best Game Development School 2018, the Flanders-based academy also achieved another two top 10 nominations. Ranking in the 8th place under Best Animation School 2018 and in the 9th position under Best Digital Illustration School 2018, Howest University College was represented in three of the five categories of the 2018 ranking. This is a tremendous achievement considering that the award is based on the quality and performance of nearly 3,000 students who submitted 10,000 digital projects to the judging panel between March and May 2018. Schools like Howest provide Flanders with a pool of well-educated gaming talent. With the support of dedicated funds and incubators and business representatives of the gaming industry present in the region, they make Flanders a gaming hub with international clout.

Professionally scored by The Rookies

Every year, The Rookies, an international institute focusing on creative media, issues an academic entertainment and game development ranking. For influential experts of the creative industry, it’s an honor to take up a seat in the official judging panel. The judges score the entries based on several criteria, such as creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent, and employment potential. Their opinion is highly regarded by students and creative professionals worldwide.

We have students from all over the world ask The Rookies about the best schools. It’s crucial for reports like these that provide an independent and unbiased review of where the best students are consistently graduating from.

Alwyn Hunt
co-founder of The Rookies

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The RookiesDigital Arts and Entertainment program at Howest
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The Rookies
28 September 2018

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