GAP participates in the interdisciplinary and inter-facultary focus area Game Research of Utrecht University. Games play an increasingly important role in (arts) education, healthcare, safety, creative industries, and other economic, cultural, and societal sectors. It is a “game changing” phenomenon. The unique position of UU in gaming will be reinforced and used as a lever to expand scope, quality, volume, and impact of its research and education. All UU groups involved in game research contribute to this focus area, from disciplines such as computer science, humanities, social sciences.
In April 2018, the first term of the focus area ended and it was renewed for a second four-year period. Activities such as seed money calls and upcoming symposia will be announced both here and on the focus area website.