University of Tsukuba
Graduate School of Library, Information, and Media Studies
Tsukuba iSchool is rooted from one of the oldest library schools in the world, which was founded in 1921. The school has long been leading the iSchool movement in the Asia Pacific region since the 1990s.
Nowadays, our program is among the largest iSchools in the world, bringing together faculty members with diverse specialties related to information. All the faculty, students, and staff members share a vision of diversity and interdisciplinary research.
University of Tsukuba is one of Japan's oldest and first-tier research universities - it belongs to the research university eleven and the ten designated national universities. The university is known not only by its research activity, but also by its strong alumni, especially in academia, education, and sports areas. It produced both Nobel prize laureates and Olympians. The university is located in Tsukuba Science City, which is the largest science city in Japan, less than an hour by train ride from central Tokyo.