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


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)
Field: applied data science
Deadline: October 18th, 2023 (detailed information) 

Submissions are invited for iConference 2024, co-hosted by Jilin University (China) and University of Tsukuba. Submission deadline for research papers is 17th September.


The iConference is an annual conference of the international iSchools organization and is open to all researchers and students. It is one of the top venues for research in information science and related fields. The hosts will be Jilin University and University of Tsukuba. On-site sessions will be held on 22-26 April 2024 at Jilin University and online sessions will be held on 15-18 April 2024. [Link]


Dr. Kai Nishikawa has been appointed as an Assistant Professoron on August 1st.


Final Presentation of Dissertation by Ms. LIU QIANXIU was held on July 3rd. [LINK]


The final lecture of Prof. Chieko Mizoue was held as follows.

Title: Tsukuba, Research and Me
Date and Time: March 17th, 2023 (Friday), 15:15~16:30
Venue: Kasuga Auditorium, University of Tsukuba (broadcast on Zoom)

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Dr. Rumiko Tanaka (2021 Alumni) and Professor Emeritus Shin'ichi Nakayama received the 2022 Yoshida Award (Best Paper Award) from the Society of Computer Chemistry, Japan. This paper is part of Dr. Tanaka's dissertation, and was published in the Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan. [Link]


The paper entitled “The Study on Structured Data for Chinese Poetry — Focus on Tang Poems” by Ms. Yan Cong and Associate Prof. Masao Takaku won the 20th Best Paper Award of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge. [Link]


Associate Prof. Yoichi Ochiai awarded the Young Scientists' Award of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for 2023. His interdisciplinary work on "Real-world oriented interaction research using holograms and wave control" has been recognized with the Young Scientists' Award. [Link]


The paper entitled "Technostress on Academic Librarians Working in Digital Scholarship during the Pandemic in Indonesia" by Dr. Rahmi (2019 Alumni) and Prof. Hideo Joho presented at the 24th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2022) won the Best Paper Award. [Link]


The paper entitled "The Variable Earth's Rotation in the 4th–7th Centuries" by Assistant Prof. Koji Murata et al. was introduced in KoKaNet (Kodomo no Kagaku) and other websites including Forbes.


Assistant Prof. Hiroyoshi Ito got University of Tsukuba Young Faculty Award.

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International Activities


On July 10-11, a delegation from the School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China, visited institute of Library, Information and Media Science. [Link]


Associate Professor Jeng, Wei of the Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University and one of his supervising students visited the laboratory of Associate Professor Masanori Koizumi as part of a research project and had a discussion with dean.

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