Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies


Examination Information

Special Selection of Global Individuals in English Application guidelines and forms for 2020  are released.(Application period via : November 20 to December 11, 2019)

Master’s program 
 ・Application Forms
Doctoral program
 ・Application Forms

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

Job Opportunities (Associate Professor)
We invite applications for a position of Associate Professor in informatics.
Deadline: 9AM (JST) on September 1st, 2019 (more information)

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Hibiki Miyazawa (Supervisor: Prof. Yuzuru Hiraga) received a student encouragement award in the 81st National Convention of IPSJ. [LINK]


Assistant Prof. Masaki Matsubara received an AIP Network Lab Award.


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]

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