University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Information Studies

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School of Information Studies (SOIS)
Former names
School of Library and Information Studies
Motto Information our focus, International our scope, Interdisciplinary our mindset.
Dean Dr Tomas A. Lipinski
Undergraduates 190
Postgraduates 561
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Campus University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

The School of Information Studies (SOIS) is an academic unit of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The school offers Bachelor of Science, MLIS and Doctoral programs of Information sciences in the areas of Archival Studies, Information Organization, Information Policy, and Information Retrieval. SOIS is a member of the iSchools consortium.[1]

The US News & World Report ranks the school 15th nationally among Library and Information Science schools, and its Archives and Preservation program the 9th nation wide.[2] The school was recognized by UNESCO as one of the "leading international academic institutions" for its "ongoing role in promoting e-government and information ethics initiatives in Africa" in 2009.[3][4]

The school houses UW-Milwaukee's Center for Information Policy Research, and has its own technological support staff (SOIS Tech) that is separate from University Information Technology Services (UITS).


  1. ^ Meet the iSchools
  2. ^ US News & World Report 2009
  3. ^ UNESCO implements information ethics and e-government initiative in Africa, UNESCO.ORG
  4. ^ SOIS’s work earns UNESCO praise

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