Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


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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.

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Latest News

Seeking Associate or Assistant Professor in Informatics
Deadline: October 20th, 2017 (JST) (more information)
Seeking Associate or Assistant Professor for enPiT2 Project
Deadline: September 30th, 2017 (JST) (more information)

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Assistant Prof. Atsushi Matsumura's research on reading picture books appeared in Mainichi Shinbun Column (September 6).


Assistant Prof. Makoto Fujisawa's paper in Journal of Information Processing was selected as Specially Selected Paper. [link]


Master student Marika Kawamoto (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Keita Tsuji) was awarded the Best Paper Award at ICLS 2017: 19th International Conference on Library Science. [link]


Master student Naoto Takeda (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Yohei Seki) received ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant at ACM SIGIR 2017.


Master student Nahomi Nutazawa (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Masao Takaku) was awarded the Student Research Award at the 25th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge. [link]


Ms. Rahmi (Supervisor: Prof. Tetsuya Shirai) was awarded a 2016 iFellows Doctoral Fellowship. iFellows program is sponsored by the iSchools Consortium and administered by the University of Pittsburgh. [Link]


Assistant Prof. Shaoyu Ye's interview 'Talking about Communication for the "Digital Native" Generation' has been introduced at TSUKUBA FUTURE #72.


Prof. Saori Donkai's comments on the guideline for "Library project for people with dementia" appeared in Chunichi Shimbun (March 15) and Asahi Shimbun (March 20). 


Ms. Chiranthi Jayampathini Wijesundara (Supervisor: Prof. Atsuyuki Morishima) was awarded a Meikeikai Award AY2016. Meikeikai is an alumni association of the University of Tsukuba.  [LINK


Master student Naoto Takeda (supervisor: Associate Prof. Yuhei Seki) received the student presentation award at the 9th Data Engineering and Information Management Forum (DEIM 2017) [link]

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