James Porter

Friendships, boxing and Informatics

Scholarship helps James Porter excel at all of them. Read more...

Alexander Bell-Towne and Brittney Hoy

Informatics students put skills to work

Pair hit the ground running during internships.

MLIS rises in the rankings

MLIS rises in the rankings

#2 library and information science program in the U.S. Read more...

TASCHA promotes mobile literacy

TASCHA promotes mobile literacy

Technology & Social Change group helps Kenyans navigate the internet. Read more...

KidsTeam research

Kids inform and inspire

NEW VIDEO: KidsTeam UW explores technology as a learning tool. Read more...

Martez Mott

A touch of recognition

UW highlights Ph.D. candidate Martez Mott's work with 'Smart Touch' Read more...

Be Boundless: for Washington, for the World

Support the iSchool

Learn how to help during UW's philanthropic campaign.

DataLab faculty

Data for social good

iSchool DataLab searches for truth in numbers.

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.