The iSchools organization is pleased to announce that the Kyushu University Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences is now recognized as a full member of the organization at the Basic level. The Kyushu iSchool first joined the iSchools association of more than 100 information schools in 2018 as an Associate member, and the school recently petitioned the iSchools board of directors for full membership. That request was granted in early July of 2019.
The Kyushu iSchool is located in Fukuoka, Japan and is headed by Dean Professsor Kazunori Shidoji; the school’s iSchools representative is Dr. Emi Ishita.
The iSchools Associate level is for schools that are new or may not meet the requirements for other levels. Associate members are invited to petition for full membership when their circumstances so warrant. Once full membership is granted, each iSchool may choose the membership level that it feels best represents their relationship with the organization.