School of Informatics and Computing

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is to excel in education, research, and civic engagement in the field of informatics, an integrative discipline which advances knowledge in:

  1. computing, information, and media technologies;
  2. the implications those technologies have for individuals and society; and
  3. their application to any field of study adapting to the challenges of the Information Age.

The School fosters a broad and interdisciplinary view of informatics and uses this view to explore and expand knowledge in informatics education and research. Along with the many schools and departments located on the Indiana University Purdue University urban Indianapolis campus, the School is firmly committed to a welcoming environment, a diverse faculty and student body, and to efforts which support Indiana’s economic development.

Informatics is a professional school which goes beyond the study of technology in and of itself, to identify, define, and address information problems in a range of disciplines with a variety of technologies and methodologies. The School also conducts research in a wide range of computing and informatics foundations, applications, and their implications. The School brings a unique perspective that combines information science with a deep understanding of domain-specific areas of research, such as the biological, health, and life sciences, medical and biomedical sciences, cognitive and social sciences, media arts and science, the law and legal domains, business, and human-computer interaction design and usability engineering.


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