Media and Culture Studies

Game studies has been part of the field of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University since around 2000 in both research and education. From this disciplinary perspective, games, gameplay, and game culture are studied as cultural phenomena with ever-changing form and meaning which give shape not just to game culture but our media culture at large.

Computer Sciences

Human-computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with 'the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them'. Our research in HCI often involves lenses from different disciplines and covers studying social interactions through technology, creating intuitive interfaces, enhancing user experiences, and exploring novel interaction paradigms.


The Faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University has the ambition to be a global trailblazer in education and research with regard to our Earth system and sustainability, from the local to the global scale. The use of games and game design are part of this effort within various research projects within this discipline.