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


Dr. Li Jingjing has been appointed as an Assistant Professor on April 1st.


Dr. Shinji Tateishi has joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor on April 1st.


Dr. Akie Kobaru has joined our faculty as an Assistant Professor on April 1st.


Dr. Takeshi Yanagiura has joined our faculty as an Associate Professor on April 1st.

Job Opportunities (Assistant Professor)
Field: Human-Computer Interaction
Deadline: May 19th, 2024 (detailed information) 

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Awards, Grants, and Media coverage


Assistant Prof. Chihomi Sannami has received the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from Japan Technical Communicators Association (JTCA). The award recognizes her longstanding achievements in the establishment and operation for the Technical Communication Comprehensive Program by the Association.


Yuya Yamamoto and Associate Prof. Hiroko Terasawa's paper, which is titled "Singing Technique Analysis with Correspondence to Musical Score on Imitative Singing of Popular Music" published in IPSJ Journal Vol.64 No.10, has been granted a JIP Specially Selected Paper certificate. [Link]


Yuki Tokuyasu and Associate Prof. Masanori Koizumi's paper, titled "Development of Public Library Services for Government Employees: a Case Analysis of Tahara City Library," won the 12th Best Paper Award from the Japan Society of Library and Information Science in 2023. [Link]


Assistant Prof. Koji Murata got University of Tsukuba Young Faculty Award.


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]

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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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