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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Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies opens their master's thesis to public via University of Tsukuba Repository.


Mr. Yasuaki Tsuji has been appointed as Professor on July 1st.

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


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.


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]


Prof. Chieko Mizoue was honored as BEST FACULTY MEMBER 2016. [link]


Associate Professor Takaku Masao's "Textbook LOD" won the theme award "Educational LOD Award" at LOD Challenge 2016 [link]


Prof. Saori Donkai's comments were on the newspaper "Yomiuri Shinbun" (28, January, 2017). [link]


Assistant Prof. Shaoyu Ye's article appeared in AERA by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.


Kyoto Prefectural Library announced Press Release on Library Crowd Sourcing Project L-Crowd. [link, PDF, INTERNET Watch]


Library Crowd Sourcing Project L-Crowd (presented by Kosetsu Ikeda (Chiba Univ.)) was awarded the Steering Committee Special Award at the 18th Library Fair & Forum Poster session. [link]

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