Josh Blumenstock and students

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...

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...

Informatics Students Serve Their Community

Christina Xiao and Amber Amin were elected President and Director of Policy and Procedures respectively of the Associated Students of the University of Washington for 2014-15. Read more...

Capstone Projects are a Key Component of Every Degree

The 2015 Capstone award winners: Social Impact, Commercial Potential, Audience Favorites. Read more...

TASCHA works to strengthen libraries

The Technology & Social Change group aims to make research on public libraries more usable. Read more...

iSchool Study Abroad Programs Expand Learning Options

A new partnership with Peking University offered study in China for the first time in 2014. Other programs include Netherlands, Ghana, and South Korea scheduled for summer 2015. Read more...

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.

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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Uncertainty hangs over the New York Public Library. What went wrong? t.co/iNrlhiqHCW via @chronicle

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Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection: t.co/v9xYthQV5K via @nytimes

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The iSchool's @wobbrockjo tells the @nytimes about being a "self-aware as a first-time CEO": t.co/pU4ifsR0VV t.co/AbxHYnHNp0

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Feature Stories

Featured Videos

DataLab at the iSchool

The DataLab is the nexus for research on Data Science and Analytics. Learn more about how it's using data for...

Informatics Program Overview

Informatics major Daniel Sebring takes a tour of the iSchool's undergraduate program and shows us why it's the best degree...

MLIS Degree Program at the iSchool

The iSchool’s MLIS graduate degree program, ranked 3rd in the nation, prepares professionals with a strong background in the theory...

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.