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.
iSchool Ph.D. student wins Microsoft dissertation grant
iSchool Ph.D. candidate Martez Mott is among the inaugural winners of Microsoft’s Research Dissertation Grants...
Elizabeth Manriquez wins Borgeson award in law librarianship
MLIS law student Elizabeth Manriquez has earned the 2017 Earl Borgeson Research Award in Law...
iSchool's VIEWS2 project influences new approach to storytimes
Libraries have adapted their storytimes for children to promote early literacy – a response to...
iSchool faculty adds another ally for indigenous scholars
Museumgoers look at a Native American basket and see a beautiful object. What many don’t see are the layers of...
Q&A with the iSchool's next dean, Anind Dey
Anind Dey will soon join the University of Washington Information School as its next dean, succeeding Harry Bruce. Dey comes...
Capstone projects are the culminating experience for iSchool students. They work with businesses and community organizations to apply what they've...
Learn about the iSchool's diverse research and how it's making an impact.