Many of the largest information challenges in the world are global and can only be solved through global collaboration. That’s why the iSchool fosters multicultural connections by recruiting a diverse student population. Over time, the program's appeal has become more global — reflecting the program's interdisciplinary focus within the information and technology fields and the greater incorporation of international perspectives and viewpoints.
Students in the MSIM program come from all parts of the world and through a shared learning experience develop an appreciation for the information profession as it is applied across cultures and in all types of organizations.
International research at the iSchool also informs the curriculum. The Technology and Social Change group operates in 50 countries and explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. The Value Sensitive Design Research Lab conducts research with a focus of the global issues of human well being, human dignity, justice, and human rights.
In the iSchool’s international classroom, you will:
- Build professional networks that could lead to careers outside of your native country
- Gain exposure to a variety of ways to creatively address information challenges
- Develop cultural understandings that will help you be more effective in any organization