We envision a world where information and technology break down barriers and creates exciting new possibilities so that individuals, communities, and organizations can explore their full potential and enjoy an enriched quality of life – a world where information and technology can be fully leveraged to solve real-world problems and foster a culture of trust and respect.
We improve lives and opportunities for people through information. With groundbreaking research and innovative academic programs, we strengthen information institutions, foster responsible information use, increase information reliability, and ensure equitable access to information. We harness data and technology for social, economic, and environmental good. We prepare the next generation of information professionals and thought leaders. We harness information for the benefit of all.
Diversity & Inclusion at the iSchool
With a history of activism, the UMD iSchool continues today to champion accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and democratization of information. Our faculty, staff, and students, who come to us from over 49 countries, create a welcoming and encouraging environment. Diversity and inclusion is central to the mission of the school and is seen across courses, research, scholarship, events, and community development.