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.
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?
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.
We prepare information leaders. We research the problems and opportunities of information. We design solutions to information challenges. We make information work.
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.
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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New faculty bring diverse expertise to the iSchool
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John Palfrey's love for libraries on display at Ed Mignon lecture
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2017 Distinguished Alumna transforms libraries, librarianship
Patricia Cutright didn’t even know how to turn on a computer when she came to the UW in the early...
Michelle Martin's 'embedded' students promote diversity
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Learn about the iSchool's diverse research and how it's making an impact.
Women comprise 40 percent of the Information School's latest Informatics cohort. Learn what draws women into the major and the...