Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


Examination Information

Schedule of graduate admission 2020 (recommendation & Aug.)  is announced. (2019.4.1) 

Application guidelines for general admission 2020 (recommendation & Aug.) will be announced in late April. 

Event Information


LIS English Program

LIS English program is designed for international students who pursue a career of information professionals in global context. Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies at the University of Tsukuba is the first and only institution in Japan that offers a full-time, two years master’s degree as an English Master's program and three years doctoral degree as English doctoral program in Library and Information Science.

Research Unit and Group

Research Units and Research Groups

Latest News


Dr. Makoto P. Kato has been appointed as an Associate Professor on April 1st.


Prof. Nobuyuki Midorikawa retired. The final lecture was held on March 22 (Fri.) 15:15-16:30 at Room 7A205. 

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Takuya Okada (Supevisor: Associate Prof. Nobutaka Suzuki) received a student presentation award in the DEIM 2019. [LINK]


Koichiro Kinai (Supevisor: Prof. Yuji Hirakue) received a library research encouragement award from the Nippon Association for Librarianship. 


Associate Prof. Hideo Joho will be selected as a BEST FACULTY MEMBER 2018. [LINK]


Masaki Oguni (Supevisor: Associate Prof. Yohei Seki) received a stage presentation award in ARG conference on Web Intelligence and Interaction. [LINK]


Sayuri Yoshizawa (Supevisor: Prof. Yuji Hirakue) received a best presentation award in the conference of Mita Society for Library and Information Science. [LINK]


Assistant Prof. Masanori Koizumi's monograph Inherent Strategies in Library Management (Oxford; Elsevier: Chandos Publishing, 2017) was awarded a Japan Society of Library and Information Science Award. [LINK]


Laboratories of Associate Prof. Norihiko Uda and Assistant Prof. Atsushi Matsumura received a Special Academic Award at Sohosai Campus Festival GP 2018. [LINK]


Prof. Tomoo Inoue's research on co-eating was introduced in The Mainichi Newspaper and Tokyo Shimbun. [LINK]


Kazunori Sugawara (Supevisor: Associate Prof. Nobutaka Suzuki) received an enterprize award and student encouragement award in the WebDB Forum 2018. [LINK]


Chen Xinnan (Supevisor: Assistant Prof. Kei Wakabayashi) received a student encouragement award in the WebDB Forum 2018. [LINK]

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