A Future-Oriented Home for Innovation
In a world where information is one of our most important resources, the School of Information is changing the ways that we interact with information and technology, changing how information can make the world a better and fairer place, and changing the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory.
We are educating the next generation of information creators, innovators, brokers, and designers.
What is an iSchool?
We are living in an Information Age. Information systems and technologies are fundamentally shaping the behaviors of individuals, organizations, and society — impacting how we interact and connect, learn and develop new knowledge, conduct business, engage with culture, participate in politics and government, and much more.
Research and teaching at the School of Information explore:
- the interactions of people and information
- the processes of managing and organizing information for meaning and use
- the impact of new technologies and behaviors on individuals, organizations, and society
Our students learn to design new tools, analyze human activities, organize information, and ensure technology serves its intended users.
The UT Austin School of Information is a founding member of the international iSchools organization, and has a long history of interdisciplinary scholarship and research focused on the human, social, cultural, and technical aspects of information.