Staffordshire University plans to open a specialist Esports hub at Here East in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The hub, Digitial Institute London, will join an already established Esports cluster.
Staffordshire University launched the first Esports degree and will offer specialist games industry courses at the new hub from September 2019. The University hopes that Digital Institute London will train the next generation of Esports managers and broadcasters.
Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East, comments: “Welcoming Staffordshire University’s Digital Institute London to Here East is a significant step for our community. The institute will be joining leading companies, start-ups and our existing academic institutions, providing a fantastic opportunity for further collaborations.
Here East has a thriving academic and e-sports community, and we have no doubt that the arrival of Digital Institute London will further accelerate the sector’s presence at Here East.”
Lyn Garner, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation, comments: “It’s great to see the higher education offer extended on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Park is fast becoming known as home to the next generation of creative and digital talent in east London – one of the world’s fastest growing industries.”
Here East is home to a community of start-ups, global companies, creative businesses and academic institutions.