On October 31st, Wargaming and UCLan Cyprus signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a framework for collaboration between the two entities in the areas of teaching, research, and applied experience. The memorandum was signed by Professor Irene Polycarpou, Rector of UCLan Cyprus, and by Nick Katselapov, Chief Business Development Officer at Wargaming.
The two organizations are joining forces and have agreed to collaborate in areas of common interest with particular emphasis in innovation in Game Development, Computing and Software Engineering. The memorandum of understanding will develop collaborative activities relating to students’ internships, co-organization of events, establishment of collaborative research proposals, etc.
“We are proud to announce our partnership with UCLan Cyprus,” stated Nick Katselapov. At Wargaming, we have a philosophy that helps bridge the gap between academia and industry and we are eager to share our wealth of experience with the up-and-coming industry experts. This is an important step in shaping the future of game development in Cyprus, our beloved island, and there’s much more to come!”
“We are honored and excited for the signing of this MoU, which only indicates the beginning of a long-term partnership between UCLan Cyprus and Wargaming,” said Prof. Irene Polycarpou. “A partnership that is built on the strong foundations that the two organizations developed during the last few years, through collaborative activities aiming to educate the future generation of game developers, and beyond. As part of its strategy, UCLan Cyprus has a strong commitment in cultivating a culture of unique partnerships with the industry, in order to facilitate cutting-edge research as well as enhance its students’ learning experience, industry-informed knowledge and skills, and future employability.”
“Establishing this strategic partnership contributes towards our ongoing efforts of connecting our students with the industry, shaping the curriculum, and improving our teaching and learning practices,” added Dr Louis Nisiotis, Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) Computing program. “It is also ensuring the relevance and currency of the games development specialized modules of the BSc Computing course, helping to prepare our students for a successful career in the gaming industry and not only.”