Together with teams from University of Jyväskylä and Turku (Pori unit), UTAgameresearch lab was awarded by Academy of Finland the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (2018-2025 CoE program). According to the Academy of Finland “Centres of Excellence (CoE) are the flagships of Finnish research. They are at the very cutting edge of science in their fields, carving out new avenues for research, developing creative research environments and training new talented researchers for the Finnish research system and Finnish business and industry.” The new CoE’s will have guaranteed funding for a long, eight year period, and the total CoE funding is in multi-million euros range, meaning that there are optimal opportunities for carrying out sustained games research at the highest level in the coming years. The UTAgamelab team thanks everyone for congratulations! More information e.g. at the interview of Professor Frans Mäyrä, the CoE GameCult director: http://www2.uta.fi/en/news/story/new-centre-excellence-investigates-changes-game-culture.