List of information schools

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This list of information schools includes members of the iSchools organization.

iSchools organization[edit]

This iSchools organization reflects a consortium of over 100 information schools across the globe.[1] iSchools promote an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the opportunities and challenges of information management, with a core commitment to concepts like universal access and user-centered organization of information. The field is concerned broadly with questions of design and preservation across information spaces, from digital and virtual spaces such as online communities, social networking, the World Wide Web, and databases to physical spaces such as libraries, museums, collections, and other repositories. "School of Information", "Department of Information Studies", or "Information Department" are often the names of the participating organizations.

Degree programs at iSchools include course offerings in areas such as information architecture, design, policy, and economics; knowledge management, user experience design, and usability; preservation and conservation; librarianship and library administration; the sociology of information; and human-computer interaction and computer science.[2]


The executive committee of the iSchools is made up of the current chair (Sam Oh, SKKU, Korea), past chair (Michael Seadle, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany), and the chair elect (Gobinda Choudhury, Northumbria University, UK), plus representatives from the three regions (North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific). The current executive director is Michael Seadle.

Institution Academic unit Country
University of Amsterdam Graduate School of Humanities (Media Studies) Netherlands
University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies Canada
University of Borås Swedish School of Library and Information Science Sweden
University of California, Berkeley School of Information US
University of California, Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences US
University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies US
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy US
Indian Statistical Institute Documentation Research and Training Centre India
University of Copenhagen Department of Information Studies Denmark
Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics US
University College Dublin School of Information and Library Studies Ireland
Federal University of Minas Gerais School of Information Science Brazil
Florida State University College of Communication and Information US
Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing US
University of Glasgow Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute UK
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin School of Library and Information Science Germany
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information Sciences US
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing US
University of Kentucky College of Communications & Information Studies US
University College London Department of Information Studies UK
Long Island University Palmer School of Library and Information Science US
University of Maryland College of Information Studies US
University of Maryland - Baltimore Department of Information Systems US
McGill University School of Information Studies Canada
University of Melbourne Melbourne School of Information Australia
University of Michigan The School of Information US
Nanjing University School of Information Management China
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science US
University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics US
University of North Texas College of Information US
Northumbria University Computing, Engineering & Information Sciences UK
Universidade Nova de Lisboa School of Statistics and Information Management Portugal
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science Norway
Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology US
University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information US
University of Porto Faculty of Engineering in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts Portugal
Pratt Institute School of Information US
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey School of Communication and Information US
Seoul National University School of Convergence Science and Technology South Korea
University of Sheffield Information School UK
Singapore Management University School of Information Systems Singapore
University of South Australia School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences Australia
University of South Florida School of Information US
Sungkyunkwan University Library and Information Science South Korea
Syracuse University School of Information Studies US
Tampere University School of Communication Sciences Finland
University of Texas, Austin School of Information US
University of Toronto Faculty of Information Canada
University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies Japan
University of Washington Information School US
University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Library and Information Studies US
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Information Studies US
Wuhan University School of Information Management China
Yonsei University Department of Library and Information Science South Korea
Yonsei University Graduate School of Information South Korea
University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Information Science and Technology US
Makerere University The College of Computing and Information Sciences Uganda
Charles III University of Madrid Library Science and Documentation Department Spain
Hacettepe University Department of Information Management Turkey
Stratford University School of Computer Information Systems US
University of Arizona School of Information US


Members of the iSchools organize a regular academic conference, known as the iConference, hosted by a different member institution each year.

  1. September 2005: Pennsylvania State University
  2. October 2006: University of Michigan
  3. February 2008: University of California, Los Angeles
  4. February 2009: University of North Carolina
  5. February 2010: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  6. February 2011: University of Washington, Seattle
  7. February 2012: University of Toronto
  8. February 2013: University of North Texas
  9. March 2014: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  10. March 2015: University of California, Irvine
  11. March 2016: Drexel University
  12. March 2017: Wuhan University
  13. March 2018: University of Sheffield and Northumbria University
  14. March 2019: University of Maryland
  15. March 2020: University of Borås

Other schools of information[edit]

Other information schools and programs include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ iSchools Directory
  2. ^ "About the iSchools Organization".
  3. ^ "University of Southern California Library Science". University of Southern California. Retrieved 11 September 2014.