The iSchools organization has admitted three new member-schools to its consortium of leading Information Schools. Our newest members: the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Library, Information and Archives Management, which has joined at the prestigious iCaucus level; the University of Regensburg, Institute for Information and Media, Language and Culture; and the University of São Paulo, School of Communication and Arts.
The iSchools movement originated from a small group of schools in the United States; the iSchools organization how has 110 members worldwide. Researchers in iSchools are focus on enhancing the lives of people, the productivity of companies, the innovation cycles of industries, the design of technologies, the policies that govern technology and information use, information services to communities, and much more. The iSchools also presents an annual information conference; iConference 2020 will take place March 23-26 in Borås, Sweden.
About Our Newest Members
The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Library, Information and Archives Management is located in Beijing and headed by Prof. Jingli Chu. The school has joined at the iCaucus level, showing the highest possible support for the organization. With 76 professors, the school offers Master’s Degree programs in Library Science, Information Science, and Archives Management; it also has Doctoral programs in Library Science and Information Science.
The University of Regensburg, Institute for Information and Media, Language and Culture is located in Regensburg, Germany, and headed by Prof. Dr. Udo Kruschwitz. Master’s programs include Digital Humanities, Information Science, Media Informatics, Media Studies, General and Comparative Linguistics, and Comparative Cultural Studies. It’s Ph.D. program pre-dates the creation of the institute in 2003. The school has joined at the Basic level.
The University of São Paulo School of Communication and Arts is located in São Paulo, Brazil, and headed by Prof. Dr. Brasilina Passarelli Vice-Dean at ECA. The school has 185 professors, more than 2,100 undergraduate students, and more than 1,200 graduate students. The school has also joined at the Basic level.