ARIZONA'S ONLY iSCHOOL

We explore the intersections of people, data, and technology, empowering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future through information.

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Training the Information Professionals of Tomorrow

The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the intricacies of technology and data, but how to apply that knowledge. 

We offer 6 academic programs along with a number of certificates. Our students are trained to become specialists in information management, data analysis, artificial intelligence, librarianship, social media marketing, and much more. We are preparing our graduates across disciplines to be doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers

Interdisciplinary Faculty Expertise

The School of Information is a multidisciplinary department where faculty focus on the many aspects of information and its impact on society, using a variety of methodologies. Faculty focused on computational science and management information systems work side-by-side with those focused on issues of information behavior, and societal change.

Our faculty conduct research in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biodiversity informatics, data management and curation, computer vision, computer-mediated communication and learning, natural language processing, social networking, human-computer interfaces, dark networks, computational art and creation, library sciences, and much more.

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Vision and Mission

We explore the intersections of people, data, and technology, empowering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future through information.

Our mission is to:

1. Lead the global iSchool community in catalyzing the full spectrum of society’s capacity to tackle complex problems to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.
2. Advance an internationally recognized capacity in sociotechnical Convergence Science, leveraging strengths across UAZ and beyond, critical to succeeding in the face of society’s grand challenges
3. Build core Data and Machine Learning, Interactive Immersive Extended Reality, and Digital Culture and Society, strengths into leading academic and industry centers of excellence.
4. Partner across UAZ, Arizona, nationally and internationally with academic networks, diverse communities, and public and private enterprise to generate actualizing resources that foster robust engagement
and life-long learning.

 

Read more about our Goals & Objectives.