The Frontrunner in Pioneering Information Science Education

The Graduate School of Information Science(GSIS) undertakes high-level fundamental research in information science, while systematically training students to be pioneering researchers and engineers in the areas of information science and engineering. In 2011, three departments in GSIS were integrated into the Department of Information Science, which has three divisions:Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Informatics.
GSIS offers flexible systems, such as entrance examination by interview, accelerated admission and early course completion to accept and encourage excellent students. Through our acknowledged curriculum and research base, we educate students who will be leaders in a highly advanced information society.

International Program

GSIS established an International Program (Master's) in April 2011 aiming to encourage enrollment of outstanding students from countries worldwide. The International Program is designed to mainly accommodate international students, offering research and education environments (lectures, research supervision, office help, etc.) in English, as well as opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with Japanese culture. A wide range of subjects are provided in information science and in such interdisciplinary topics as intellectual property and professional ethics.

Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education

The Graduate School of Information Science organizes the Educational Program to Promote Creativity and International Competitiveness in Information Science (CICP), which aims at developing research project planning and implementation skills, and increasing communication skills via group work. CICP is intended to solicit original research projects that students endeavor to work on in addition to their research activities supervised by professors. Students are required to write research proposals and budgets are assigned to accepted proposals based on their evaluation scores. Experience in writing research proposals promotes the skills essential in writing comprehensive and persuasive articles, while experience in leading projects helps students organize and lead group-based research.

Open-minded, active faculty members and diverse laboratory structure

Flexible research and education system

Support for outstanding students

Advanced research environment

Admission system valuing individuality

Special IT training programs

Graduate School of Information Science


Division of Computer Science

Division of Media Informatics

Division of Applied Informatics

Affiliate Laboratories