Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


Graduate Program

Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies, University of Tsukuba transitioned to Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Informatics in April 2020. Please visit the home page of Informatics Programs if you’re interested in the application from AY 2020.

The website of Master's and Doctoral Programs in Informatics is here.

Application guideline:
Master's Program
Doctoral Program

Event Information

We will hold a panel session “Coexistence of Humans and AI in the Virtual World - Challenges and Opportunities” at Tsukuba International Congress Center on Sep. 29th, 2021. The session will be held in [Tsukuba Conference 2021] as a session organized by the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science. [(more 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. ONO Haruki has been appointed as an Assistant Professor on September 1st.

Job Opportunities (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)
Field: the next generation media
Deadline: October 3rd, 2021 (detailed information) 
Job Opportunities (Assistant or Associate Professor)
We invite applications for the position of the assistant or the associate professor in informatics.
Deadline: September 5th, 2021(more information)
Job Opportunities (Assistant Professor)
We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at Assistant Professor level in the field of services for super-aged society and/or universal services.
Deadline: 5PM(JST) on October 20th, 2021 (more information)

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Akihisa Shitara's (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Yoichi Ochiai) research project "See-Through Captions" won the highest award in Japan in the James Dyson Award 2021.[Link]


The Asahi Shimbun EduA (August 8, 2021) and the web version ( introduced Maeshiro Lab. and Prof. Maeshiro's research and research policy.


Master student Chihiro Sato (Supervisor: Associate Prof. Masao Takaku) received the Best Student Presentation Award at the 29th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge. The title is "A Visualization Method of Browsing History to Support Reflection on Information Gathering Behavior"[Link]


Junior Assistant Prof. Jiro Kikkawa, Associate Prof. Masao Takaku, and Prof. Fuyuki Yoshikane received the Commemorating Best Paper Award 2021 of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge. The title is "Analyses of Wikipedia Editors Adding Bibliographic References based on DOI Links."[Link]


Assistant Prof. Hiroyoshi Ito received the Best Paper Award in DEIM2021.[Link


Masaki Kobayashi (Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies), Associate Prof. Kei Wakabayashi, and Prof. Atsuyuki Morishima received the Excellent Paper Award in DEIM2021.[Link


Masaki Kobayashi (Supervisor·Co-Researcher: Prof. Atsuyuki Morishima, Associate Prof. Kei Wakabayashi) received Student Online Presentation Award in DEIM2021. 


Associate Prof. Masaki Matsubara received a research award at the 26th JSAI SIGAM. The title is "The influence of the content and its arrangement of cooking recipes on the burden on the writer and the utility of the reader"[Link]


Prof. Atsuyuki Morishima's article appeared in Nikkei Newspaper. The title is "Prepare for the future that comes after the gig." [LINK]


Aassociate Prof. Hiroko Terasawa received the Best Paper Award in International Conference for Asia Digital Art and Design 2020. The title is "Can we really use ERP for media arts? Assessing the feasibility of P300 detection for interactive performances." [LINK]

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