The University of Salford has a diverse range of contributors to its esport strategy, including scholars in health, life sciences, arts and media, and business. Here are some of our recent highlights.
esport PUBLIC EXPO
Over 2 days, the University put together an esport expo within Manchester Science Festival showing people everything from traditional forms of esport competition to virtual reality experiences, which show the future of esports.
Working with such organizations as the International Olympic Committee, the International Esport Federation, the British Esport Association, and multiple gaming companies, the University of Salford Industry Collaboration Zones provide crucial kickstart funds towards partnerships which lead to research, development, and delivery.
Watch Professor Robin Bargar explain how Salford approaches industry collaboration.
The University has been working with drones in various settings for a number of years, here you can see a gamified educational experience, using drone technology.
Here, Professor Andy Miah speaks about the Intel Drone Show, while at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
National Esport Conference
The University of Salford Digital Cluster in collaboration with the Centre for Sports Business and World Gaming Executives hosted a one-day symposium on the 2nd November 2016 at the University of Salford at MediaCityUK on eSports and the Future of Sport.
Watch the first keynote talk from the "eSports and the Future of Sport" event held on 2nd November at our MediaCityUK campus. This talk features Chester King, CEO of International eGames Group.
At our amazing facilities at Media City, UK, the University has created esport competition spaces, which are available to the student population and a wider public.
Our staff speak all over the world about their work in esport. Here is Professor Andy Miah at the 2017 Global Esport Executive Summit in Korea and Dr Maria Stukoff at the International Olympic Committee Esport Forum, 2018.
Our researchers are publishing in ground-breaking papers in international environments
Graduates from our game development course have gone on to work in variety of fields across the games industry ranging from level/game designer, 3D artist, tools/engine programmer and producer. Graduates have gone on to work for a variety of employers ranging from Travellers' Tales, Sony, EA, Sega, Smashmouth Games, Namco, Blitz, and Virtalis.
in the media
“what if health services and support could be brought into digital environments, where harm occurs – rather than merely hoping young people will go and seek them out elsewhere, after the fact?” Professor Andy Miah
“With Tokyo hosting the next games, perhaps we can expect to see a version of Pokemon Go out there, encouraging spectators to be more physically active. This might even fit in better with the Olympic Games. But for now, Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog are the official games sponsors – so we can expect to see much more of them four years from now.” Professor Andy Miah
Esports & Equality (2018)
For Global Executive Esports Summit, Busan, South Korea