Informatics: Designing and Building Systems, Apps, and Services

Team Fidgt won the 2014 Shobe Prize by creating a way to better way to interact with wearable mobile devices. Read more...

iSchool faculty and staff

Community Counts

Our inclusive community fosters an environment that furthers our goals and enables us to take on active roles in both local and global conversations.

Students in Rwanda

Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda

iSchool researchers created the Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal website, the first collection of stories from people who have served on this war crimes tribunal. Read more...

Anna Wiggs at Holy Names

Leaders in Library and Information Science

“The iSchool does a really good job of providing students with a breadth and depth of understanding about where they can take their degree—where they can go. There’s a place for everybody at the iSchool.” Anna Wiggs, MLIS ’08, Librarian, Holy Names Academy. Read more...

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MSIM Students Analyze Big Data

DataLab studies large-scale, heterogeneous human data in an effort to understand why individuals, consumers, and societies behave the way they do. Read more...

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Capstone Projects are a Key Component of Every Degree

The Capstone project is a culmination of a student's learning. It distills the knowledge and skills acquired in academic courses and applies them to a real-world project. Read more...

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

Informatics majors have a passion for making a difference through information and technology. They design, build, manage and secure systems to meet the needs of people, organizations, and society.

PhD in Information Science

The PhD program is the catalyst for excellence and attracts top students committed to making a difference through research, teaching and service to the community.

What is an iSchool?

Who are we?

We are a community of professionals focused on diverse areas of expertise relating to the study of information and its use by people and organizations.

What do we do?

We prepare information leaders. We research the problems and opportunities of information. We design solutions to information challenges. We make information work.

Why do we do it?

We are inspired by information. We want to help people achieve their potential and harness the capacity of information as an agent for positive change.

How do we do it?

We conduct rigorous research, create challenging academic programs, tackle key social and technical problems in the information field and strengthen the link between users of information and designers of information systems.

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Alumni Profile: Anna Wiggs at Holy Names Academy

Anna Wiggs (MLIS, 2008) is a librarian at Holy Names Academy where she teaches essential research skills and manages information...

Alumni Profile: Chris Mathews at Microsoft

Chris Mathews (Informatics, 2012) is a Market Researcher at Microsoft where he supports internal clients by helping them understand how...

Alumni Profile: Pam Green at Microsoft

Pam Green (MLIS, 2001) is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. Directly after graduation, she started working for the Microsoft...

The Information

Info + People + Tech

The Information is a new blog that features the lively voices & expert opinions of the students, faculty, alumni & staff of the iSchool.