Creating a future information environment
in the field of informatics

Human intellectual activities developed by utilizing information technology We fully understand its social and cultural foundations and create a future information environment.

School Of Informatics

School Of Informatics

About the School of Informatics at the University of Tsukuba

The School of Informatics is an undergraduate school, founded in April 2007, aimed toward nurturing specialists in computer science and engineering to deal with the increased dependence on computer systems and networks in recent years. The School offers cutting-edge curricula while maintaining the traditions of the University of Tsukuba, originally founded in 1872, as the Tokyo higher normal school, one of the oldest universities in Japan.

The School is a major international institution for research and education in information science, computer science, and engineering. Additionally, it is one of the largest institutions in Japan and covers theory, practice, research and education from both software and hardware perspectives. There are more than 130 academic members (professors, associate professors and assistant professors) in the School.

: Kasuga 1-2 Tsukuba Ibaraki, 305-8550, Japan
: +81-(0)29-859-1110

Our society and culture have been built on the knowledge and technologies to create, express, record, use and share information and knowledge of our communities. The progress of the information and communication technologies of today has greatly affected communication between humans. The revolutionary growth of the networked information society over the last decade would not have been possible without the rapid progress of the Internet and mobile phone networks.

This fundamental change of our information environment has deeply affected our lives in business and at home. The change has significantly increased the need not only for developing new information technologies but also the need to gain a thorough understanding of our networked information society.The School of Informatics, which is a new school at the University of Tsukuba dedicated to informatics for the 21st century, consists of three colleges:

  • the College of Information Science.
  • the College of Media Arts, Science and Technology.
  • the College of Knowledge and Library Sciences.

The School of Informatics is creating leading professionals who have a profound understanding of the science and technology of information and knowledge and are qualified to work in the growing networked information society.

Dean’s greetings

Shinichi Nakayama

2020/4 Informatics DeanShinichi Nakayama

It is my great pleasure to welcome all of you to School of Informatics, University of Tsukuba.

The School of Informatics (student capacity 230 and transfer student capacity 30) was established in April 2007, integrating “College of Information Sciences” and “School of Library and Information Science”. The School is composed of three colleges: College of Information Science (student capacity 80 and transfer student capacity 10); College of Media Arts, Science and Technology (student capacity 50 and transfer student capacity 10); College of Knowledge and Library Sciences (student capacity 100 and transfer student capacity 10). In April 2016, about 140 faculty members are involved in teaching and research.

The School aims to develop human resources who can understand social and cultural activities developed by all information technologies such as recording, accumulating, sharing, processing, utilizing, and their related basic sciences to create future information environments.

The curriculum covers virtually all aspects of information sciences such as the fields of science and engineering both in hardware and software, and the field of integration of arts and sciences related to Media, Content and Knowledge. We offer a distinctive education program “Embedded Technology Campus OJT” which is the industry-university cooperation program with advanced IT venture companies. We provide a private room for the participants of this program. We create an atmosphere to help them to master advanced technologies from IT venture engineers. These engineers come to our university to teach and interact with the participants of this exciting program.

The University of Tsukuba is “open in every sense” in its policy and currently the university proceeds toward creating and developing a perceived future. Imagine the Future! The world of information has changed drastically from the age of one field of conventional engineering to the new movement of Information Technology such as cloud computing, big data and M2M (Machine to Machine). This, however, requires advanced technology, which not only causes social and education issues, but also needs to maintain security of information environments. Excellent talents are indispensable in this challenging situation.

Overview of Colleges in the School of Informatics

Information Science

Pioneer of information and communication technology

College of Information Science

The college is designed not only to help students master the current technology but also to train them how to think critically and develop insights to solve various problems. About 30% of graduates are employed in production industries such as computers, electronics, automobiles, and service industries such as banks, trading companies, and mass media companies. About 70% enroll in graduate schools.

: Assistance Division for the College of Information Science at the University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Ten-ou-dai Tsukuba Ibaraki, 305-8573, Japan
: +81-(0)29-853-4962
Media Arts, Science and Technology

Advanced application of information technology

College of Media Arts, Science and Technology

The discipline of library and information science deals with the integration of understanding and the culture of information, cultivated by libraries since ancient times, with computer-based information sciences and technologies. Through an education curriculum which balances knowledge and techniques related to this science with theory and application, the College of Knowledge and Library Sciences intends to provide instruction to persons both distributing and providing information in our highly data-centered society.

: Assistance Division for the College of Media Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Tsukuba, 1-2 Kasuga Tsukuba Ibaraki, 305-8550, Japan
: +81-(0)29-859-1110
Knowledge and Library Sciences

Knowledge building for the future

College of Knowledge and Library Sciences

The College of Media Arts, Science and Technology offers lectures by those people active at the forefront of content and media businesses. This allows students to learn methods and approaches for creating the new ideas and concepts necessary for applied development and business development and to acquire the ability to propose, materialize, and implement project plans

: Assistance Division for the College of Media Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Tsukuba, 1-2 Kasuga Tsukuba Ibaraki, 305-8550, Japan
: +81-(0)29-859-1110