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.
Professors aim to fight for truth by 'Calling Bullshit'
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Marcie Stone remembers Larry Brandt, an internet visionary
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Guest Lecture: “Digital Predictive Analytics and the Criminal Justice System” with Kenneth HimmaMonday, 9 a.m.
iSchool hiring eight new faculty
The UW Information School is strengthening its expertise in Human-Computer Interaction, Data Ethics and Native North American Indigenous Knowledge.
Students do a deep dive in virtual reality
A little more than a year ago, Mano Barkovics didn’t know much about virtual reality. He thought it was interesting,...
Women comprise 40 percent of the Information School's latest Informatics cohort. Learn what draws women into the major and the...
Alumni and faculty discuss the Mid-Career MSIM program at the University of Washington Information School. Designed for working professionals, the...