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Supercell grants over $280,000 to Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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July 5th, 2017 investment Supercell $0.3m
Supercell grants over $280,000 to Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Clash of Clansdeveloper Supercell has granted €250,000 ($283,000) to the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland.

The grant will also be match funded by the government to bring the investment to €500,000.

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture educates people looking for careers in game design, digital media, visual design, film and architecture.

"Hollywood for gaming"

Aalto University is currently building a new science, arts and technology campus in Otaniemi. The new digital media centre, Aalto Studios, is being built as a part of the University’s vision to create a leading product development, research and education hub.

"Finland is already one of the best places in the world to develop games,” said Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen.

“We hope that the co-operation we're starting with Aalto will make it even better. We want to make Finland the undisputed nexus of the world, a sort of Hollywood for gaming. We'll achieve this goal if we can attract not only Finnish talent, but also top international minds.

“We believe that the multidisciplinary bedrock of Aalto and, in particular, the Aalto Studios project might play a crucial role in this regard. Aalto Studios might well become the best product development, research and educational hub in the world.”


Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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