Master’s Program

What is the master’s program in informatics?

The purpose of the master’s program in informatics is to train people who are engaged in specialized work or research to utilize information into academic, education, life, and culture through interdisciplinary approaches of fusion of humanities and sciences so that it can respond to the situation where the importance of information in human activities is rapidly increasing due to technological progress. This program belongs to the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, which is one of the six Graduate Schools at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. The faculty organizations are the Institute of Library, Information and Media Science, and the undergraduate educational organizations are the College of Media Arts, Science and Technology and the College of Knowledge and Library Sciences.

Purpose of the human resource development in this program.

The information has played an essential role in human activities for a long time, but the importance has drastically increased with the development of technology in recent years. In order to deal with such situations, the master’s program in informatics trains people involved in specialized works to utilize information in academics, education, life, and culture, through an interdisciplinary approach of fusion of humanities and sciences.

Specialist that the master’s program in informatics pursues.

The master’s program in informatics intends that students will be able to deeply understand various problems related to human and information, acquire specialized knowledge and skills, and can accomplish their mission. Specifically, we train (1) people who can conduct data analysis, system development, and media production by fully utilizing the latest information technology, and (2) people who can propose the suitable information environment for the community based on the interaction between humans and information, and (3) people who can understand the historical and cultural diversity and share and inherit knowledge and information resources.