Northumbria University has become an iSchool – joining an international collective of institutions dedicated to advancing information sciences in the 21st Century.
As an iSchool, Northumbria’s academics in Information Sciences will share their expertise and research with other members of the iSchool organisation, which was founded in 2005.
Member institutions share a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people and technology and have expertise in understanding the uses and users of information, as well as information technologies and their applications.
Northumbria is now the 4th iSchool based in the UK. It joins 39 existing member institutions including, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Sheffield and University of Glasgow.
Northumbria University’s Information Sciences programmes work closely with professional bodies and employers in order for course content to respond to changing needs and technologies and to share the experience and expertise across the organisation.
Professor Julie McLeod, a Professor in Records Management, said: “iSchools are highly regarded in our discipline as leading research and teaching departments. We are delighted to be joining the small but growing number of European members.
Professor Glen McHale, Executive Dean of Engineering and Environment, added: “We are honoured and very proud of this distinction. My Information Sciences colleagues are looking forward to a mutually beneficial and constructive engagement with other members of the iSchool organisation.”
Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. To find out more about our courses go towww.northumbria.ac.uk