12 Facts About Abertay University


Abertay University launched the world's first computer games degree in 1997 and in 2017 held a programme of events celebrating 20 Years of Games.

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Abertay University was the first to offer a degree in Ethical Hacking, starting in 2006.

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Abertay University was created in 1994, under government legislation granting the title "University of Abertay Dundee" to the Dundee Institute of Technology.

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Abertay was the UK's first University to be recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, and is associated with a business support programme for computer game startups.

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Abertay University cyberQuarter opened in June 2022 with they key aim of bringing together students, academics, and organisations to help solve global cybersecurity challenges.

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Nevertheless, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 published on 18 December 2014, Abertay was the highest ranked modern university in Scotland for 'research intensity'.

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Abertay University is externally peer reviewed under the Enhancement-led Institutional Review method by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council .

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The order requires that the Abertay University Court makes arrangements for a principal to be appointed to 'discharge the functions of the Abertay University Court relating to the organisation and management of the university and to the discipline therein'.

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Abertay was the UK's first University to be recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education.

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Abertay University is home to the Ethical Hacking society, which hosts the Securi-Tay conference, the largest student-run security conference in Europe.

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Abertay University has a wide group of sports teams competing under the university banner.

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Abertay University provides a range of short courses that provide the public with opportunities to improve current skills and enhance knowledge in several areas including digital marketing and sustainability.

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