ERASMUS Intensive Programme funding for game research

Prof. Joost Raessens (Media Theory) has received a funding of 60,000 euro for his ERASMUS Intensive Programme ‘Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research’. Together with four other Dutch en thirteen foreign universities Raessens will organize a short programme of study (Summerschool) in games and play research, in 2014.

The main objective of Raessens’ Intensive Programme (IP) is to strengthen the European excellence in games and play research by providing a two-week intensive course and workshop in this interdisciplinary field. It aims to teach excellent PhD and MA/MSc students the state-of-the art theories and methods of game and play research. The current situation is such that students who are interested in the study of games and play have limited opportunities to broaden their horizon internationally, let alone to study this subject interdisciplinary. Raessens wants to fill this hiatus by offering an innovative interdisciplinary platform for learning about games and play that doesn’t yet exist anywhere in Europe or beyond.

Creative industry

Earlier this year, Raessens received an ‘Creative industry’ grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Now he can display his research not only in the Netherlands but also abroad.

ERASMUS Intensive programmes

An Intensive Programme (IP) is a short programme of study which brings together students and teaching staff from higher education institutions of at least three participating countries. It can last from 10 continuous full days to 6 weeks of subject related work.