The iSchools welcome two new members to its worldwide organization of leading information schools. Our new iSchools are: The Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, located in Melbourne, Australia; and The Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia.
Headed by Professor Jon Whittle, the Monash University iSchool has 69 permanent faculty members, as well as 37 additional teaching and research staff members. The school’s enrollment is more than 3,000, and 56 individuals have received their Ph.D. through the school in the last two years.
The Monash iSchool is focused on core research pillars in Data Science, Cyber Security, Computer Human Interaction and Community Organisational and Social Informatics. It also has research expertise in archives and recordkeeping systems, accountability and transparency, community development, technology for innovation, ICT in healthcare and digital civics.
Monash University is the largest university in Australia, and its iSchool has chosen to join at the iCaucus level, reflecting the highest possible level of support for the iSchools organization.
University J.J. Strossmayer
The iSchool at University J. J. Strossmayer is headed by Boris Badurina. The school has three permanent professors plus a teaching staff of more than 20. Enrollment is approaching 200, and the school has produced 10 Ph.D.s in the last two years.
Established in 1998 as a Cathedra for Library Science, the school changed its name Department of Information Sciences in 2005. A leader in developing new approaches to education and research in the Information Sciences field in Croatia, the school joins the iSchools at the basic level, and looks forward to developing strong partnership in research with other members of iSchools family, particularly in Europe.
About the iSchools
The iSchools organization was founded in 2001 as a collective of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century. It has since grown to more than 100 universities and institutions spanning six continents.