The iSchool at Illinois makes a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals through teaching, research, and public engagement. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we work beyond geographic boundaries to benefit the social good. Our strategic goals for the future address three broad areas: Advancing research that transforms our communities and the world; leading the world in education in the information sciences; and growing a culture of inclusion, both locally and globally.
A destination for success
The iSchool at Illinois leads the way in shaping the future of information. This success is the result of a commitment to research, education, and engagement and a long history of innovation. Our School consistently earns recognition as one of the best destinations—both on campus and online—for professional studies in the information sciences.
- #1 ranked MSLIS program since 1996
- A leader in online education
- Renowned faculty with interdisciplinary research interests
- A strong network of alumni professionals
Our programs and research address contemporary information issues in data science, human computer interaction, digital libraries, privacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, bio- and health-informatics, information literacy, cultural analytics, youth literature and services, and more.
World-class teaching and research
The School of Information Sciences and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are known for innovative teaching and research that address global problems and improve the human experience. Students enjoy a wealth of resources, including cutting-edge research laboratories, superb library collections, and rich cultural programs. In its 2021-2022 rankings, the Center for World University Rankings ranked Illinois as among the top 25 universities in the world.
Distinctive, flexible programs and experiences
Our School is known for the quality of our programs, which offer extensive opportunities for learning and practical experience. Our students have the freedom to customize their degrees according to their career interests and in consultation with our experienced advisors and faculty. In addition, many of our programs are offered online as well as on campus.
Socially relevant research
Our faculty conduct research that addresses key global challenges at the intersection of people, information, and technology. Their impressive work, which includes partnerships with prestigious funders, consists of a variety of unique and interdisciplinary projects aligned with our School’s strategic research vision.
A university is only as good as its people—and at our School you'll find an inclusive community of exceptional individuals who work together to achieve a common goal. We take pride in the contributions of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni, who strive to provide the best educational experience possible, learn with enthusiasm and ambition, and change the world through their innovative work.
Find us in the heart of Urbana-Champaign
Our building is located at the center of our diverse and culturally rich campus. We are close to the Illini Union, a meeting place for food, fun, and studies, and two blocks south of Green Street, the main route through our vibrant Campustown.
The University of Illinois is situated in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000), located about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis.
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Ruohua Han Dissertation Defense5:00 - 7:00 PM Room 5116
Downs Intellectual Freedom Award Reception4:00 - 5:30 PM
iSchool's 130th anniversary celebration4:30 - 6:30 PM
Virtual Accountability & Focus Hour7:00 - 8:00 PM
Student Success Series6:00 - 7:00 PM Room 4165
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