StockholmWeek-Long Study Tour | Computer Science Program

Sweden is home to a creative work force, startup hubs, strong governmental backing behind technological development, and a growing gaming culture, all of which combine to create a thriving gaming industry. Some of the biggest gaming companies in the world are based in Stockholm, including King, creators of Candy Crush, and Mojang, the studio behind Minecraft, the best-selling videogame of all time.

During your visit to Sweden’s capital, you will learn how the game industry and game studio world operate within a computer science context. You will gain an international view of what game development is, the role of the programmer, and the internal processes behind game creation. During meetings with professionals in the field, developers will detail the pipeline from conceptualizing a game through programming and turning it into a finished product.

Tour Objectives

  • Learn about the newest and upcoming trends in the game industry
  • Learn which computer programming systems and methodologies are most heavily used within game development
  • Gain insights from professionals around how to translate computer science capabilities from academia to industry within the context of game development

Possible Activities

  • Meet with professionals working in game companies based in Stockholm
  • Hear from researchers and peers within Stockholm's prime computer science academic institutions
  • Visit a gaming center in Stockholm