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iSchools Organisation welcomes new iSchools Members from Nanjing and Brest


Carnegie Mellon University, The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy


The iSchools Organisation is happy to announce that two new members joined the iSchools on the Basic Level: Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, School of Management Science and Engineering (China) and University of Brest, Alliance Universitaire de Bretagne (AUB) (France). Zaiwu Gong and Liana Ermakova will represent their new iSchools regionally and internationally. Welcome to the iSchools community!




Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST)
Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST)

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST) is on the list of China’s First-class universities and disciplines worldwide. The School of Management Science and Engineering boasts a highly-internationalized faculty team and has been committed to promoting extensive international education cooperation. With a harmonious discipline system of atmospheric science, information science, environmental science, and management science, the school has established a solid foundation for collaboration with other iSchools.

Zaiwu Gong
Zaiwu Gong

At the present, NUIST has established cooperative relationships with over 50 prestigious universities and colleges from 15 countries and regions, including Yale University in the US, the University of Manchester and the University of Reading in the UK. NUIST has been enrolling international students since 1990 and currently has more than 1,500 international students. Zaiwu Gong will represent this new iSchool regionally and internationally.




University of Brest (UBO) is the largest university in the Alliance Universitaire de Bretagne (AUB): Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) / Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS) / Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB). The initiative to join the iSchools came from the emerging group on digital humanities, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and information retrieval in the Brittany region in France. The University of Brest offers more than 250 degree programmes in the fields of science, humanities, technology, medicine and law, to 23,000 students, among which 9% are international (representing 100 nationalities).

Liana Ermakova
Liana Ermakova

More than 150 PhD theses are defended each year. Based on 34 research laboratories and conducted by 1300 researchers, research at UBO is organised into four research axes: Sea, Social sciences and Humanities, Digital Sciences and Mathematics, Health and agro-material. UBO promotes interdisciplinary exchanges and the emergence of innovative research projects. Examples of recent new PhD theses range from AI, to humor study and automatic scientific text simplification. Liana Ermakova will represent this new iSchool regionally and internationally.


The iSchools organization was founded almost two decades ago. The iSchools educate thought-leaders of the future, and their researchers focus on enhancing the lives of people, the productivity of companies, the innovation cycles of industries, the design of technologies, the policies that govern technology and information use, information services to communities, and much more. The iSchools Organisation currently consists of 132 iSchools worldwide.

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