Gaming and Learning Alliance

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GaLA is a Network of Excellence on serious games that has been launched by the European Union in October 2010 in the context of technology-enhanced learning, in the 7th Framework Programme for research. Serious games are computer games infused with pedagogical aims. Drawing the inspiration from military training and business simulations, serious games technologies and applications have spread in school education and in corporate training. Currently, they are deemed as very promising due to their appeal towards new generations and their ability to provide multimedia knowledge acquisition tools that are compelling and personalisable.



  • Dietrich Albert
  • Julia Braunecker
  • Cord Hockemeyer
  • Michael Kickmeier-Rust
  • Julie Wimmer

Partners: EU-Homepage – Participants

Graz Partner: Knowledge Technologies Institute, Graz University of Technology, Austria/Europe

Duration: 01.10.2010 – 30.09.2014 (48 months)

Funding: Supported by the 7th framework (Information and Communication Technologies) programme (FP7-ICT-NoE) of the European Commission. Grant No.: 258169

  • Total Budget: € 7,592,571.00
  • Total Funding: € 5,649,994.00
  • CSS Budget: € 112,256.00