Is formal education effective for computer game industry?

Dr Behrouz Minaei
Dr Behrouz Minaei
PhD - Associate Professor - Iran University of Science and Technology
Dr Hadi Moradi
Dr Hadi Moradi
PhD - Associate Professor - Tehran University
Dr Mojtaba Vahidi Asl
Dr Mojtaba Vahidi Asl
PhD - Assistant Professor - Shahid Beheshti University
Kamyar Mahboubian
Kamyar Mahboubian
Head of Iran game development Institute
Malte Bahman
Malte Behrmann
Professor - Game Farm GmbH
Farzaneh Sharifi
Moderator: Farzaneh Sharifi
Direc game research expert

1.    Are our universities currently capable of training experts of game development? If not, what should be done to pave the way in the academic structures of the country for this purpose?
2.    Have there been any successful attempts of running academic majors of game development in the world?
3.    What is the best way for beginners to enter the game industry at the moment?
4.    The role of creativity in computer games is rather bold and need for creative people in the industry is tangible. What is your recommendation for training creative people for the industry?