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Dundee Is Best In Europe

"From Insider today: ‘Video games degrees at Abertay University in Dundee have been ranked best in Europe for the fifth year in succession. The influential Princeton Review again rated Abertay as number one in Europe for undergraduate level games courses, with the university also breaking into the world top 10 at postgraduate level. This follows the recent launch of the £12 million InGAME partnership, which is led by Abertay and aims to undertake research and development with the games industry in Dundee, and across the UK.’"
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com

Flying Scotsman?

"At least 1,000 jobs will be created at a train-building factory to be built at Longannet in Fife, Spanish firm Talgo announced today. Construction of the 70,000 square metre plant on the former power station site is expected to take 18 months. The factory will be built on the former Longannet power station site. Talgo plans to build a range of trains and has been shortlisted for the high-speed trains contract for the HS2 line due to open between London and northern England in 2026."
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/11/15/flying-scotsman-shock-as-scotsman-article-does-not-hit-any-buffers/

£11.7m Cyber Security Project For Dundee

A new ‘cyberQuarter’ is to be created at Abertay University as part of a new £11.7m project to create a cybersecurity research and development centre. Based on the Abertay campus in Dundee and run with core partners the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the city’s new ‘cyberQuarter’ will be a cluster of academic and industry activity, offering expertise in applied research and access to a range of public-sector support for local businesses and public bodies.
http://www.businessforscotland.com/11-7m-cybersecurity-project-to-be-launched-in-dundee/

Scotland Performing Better In Digital Economy

Regional divides in the education system, a lack of awareness of the opportunities available and a misaligned curriculum leave students unprepared to engage with the UK’s booming digital economy, which is growing 2.6 times faster than other industries, says the British Interactive Media Association BIMA. But the organisation says it is excited for Scotland, having trebled participation from schools and industry thanks to the support of the DYWs, Education Scotland and the BIMA Scotland Council.
http://www.businessforscotland.com/scotland-performing-better-as-digital-skills-gap-threatens-uk-growth-says-bima/