Each year, the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University educates students from more than 30 countries from all corners of the globe. Many of these students move to Syracuse, New York, to study on the University’s Main Campus. Others opt to enroll in the online version of our graduate degree programs.
The iSchool prides itself on its rich diversity, which is reflected in the range of nationalities and experiences of our students, academic disciplines and backgrounds of our students and faculty members, and the career opportunities available to our graduates.
From faculty research to international study abroad experiences to global collaborations to alumni placement, the iSchool has a strong international presence to complement the extensive international network of Syracuse University.
Research: Making an International Impact
Professors at the iSchool are very dedicated to innovative work that have a positive impact in the world. Our diverse faculty consists of 44 full-time and more than 100 adjunct professors whose research interests and expertise encompass a wide range of subject areas, including communications, computer science, economics, education, information science, library science, management, political science, psychology, public administration, and telecommunications. Each year, faculty projects receive more than $4 million in external funding from such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, as well as the Ford, Robert Wood Johnson, Andrew W. Mellon, and Robin Hood foundations.
Several professors, including Milton Mueller and Lee McKnight, lead the Internet Governance Project, which conducts research on the formation of a global internet governance regime, by studying organizations like ICANN, the non-profit corporation currently responsible for coordinating administration of the web domain name system, and the UN Internet Governance Forum.
The Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (Cotelco), established in 1999, is a social science research center organized to explore the socio-technical infrastructure required to support geographically distributed collaboration and knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. Led by Professor Derrick Cogburn, this group participates in the annual Globalization Seminar that brings together students from South Africa with students from the United States in an advanced interdisciplinary seminar.
The Information Institute of Syracuse lead by Professor R. David Lankes participates in, and leads many research and development projects with numerous partners including the Australian Education Office and the Canadian Heritage Information network.
Professor Jason Dedrick’s research on the global distribution of profits and jobs for innovative products such as Apple’s iPod, notebook PC’s, and smart phones. Looking at what countries benefit the most from innovative production. Most resent research is on the global wind energy industry. He will look into wind energy companies in various countries to determine the distribution of jobs and financial profit.
Syracuse iSchool supports internationalization through travel by faculty, staff, and students to connect with partners, host recruitment events, conduct research, or study abroad.
Resources for International Students
Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services
The University clearinghouse for support services for international students, including visas, living and working in the Syracuse area, on-campus and off-campus housing, enrollment, health insurance, and a host of other resources.
Syracuse University iSchool Career Services
Information about campus jobs, paid internships, and establishing a career in the United States
Financial Aid for International Students
Information about funding your SU education
International Student Profiles
Jahnavi A. Narayanan