Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


Examination Information

2017/11/22 (Wed.) - 12/13 (Wed.)
Application Period to English Program exam for 2018
Application Guidelines (Master Course/Doctoral Course)

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.

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Ph.D student Chiranthi Wijesundara (Supervisor: Prof. Shigeo Sugimoto) was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at ICADL 2017: The 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries. [link]


Ph.D student Yuhiro Mizunuma (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Keita Tsuji) was awarded the Best Paper Award at A-LIEP 2017: The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice. [link]


Master student Satoshi Fukuyama (Supervisor: Assistant Prof. Kei Wakabayashi) was awarded the Rakuten Inc. Award at WebDB Forum 2017. [link]


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.

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