The University of Salford has a long history of working with alternate realities technology, spanning virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and immersive environments. Find below a snapshot of our portfolio and services.
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.
Professor David Roberts has XX
Watch Professor Robin Bargar explain how Salford approaches industry collaboration.
Many scientists at Salford have been working with VR for XX years.
The School of Arts and Media work in VR
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.
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