Graduate School of Informatics was established in 1996 at METU as one of the first of its kind in Turkey. Ever since its establishment, it has been a unique collaborative research and learning environment in informatics. Our faculty and students are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and interests and our curricula emphasize the interaction and interchange between researchers working in all areas of informatics. Informatics Institute has different specialization areas in five departments. Each area has pioneering initiatives in their respective academic field and is strongly committed to interdisciplinary collaborations within the university and beyond. We believe we are engaged in an exciting and forward-looking programme of teaching and research and are proud of our links with industrial sectors- at local, national and international levels. Our aim for the future is to educate more students who will go into worldwide communities and bring about life changing, life enhancing differences with their informatics training. Our motto is "creative innovation" at all levels of activity , from the design of new courses to their implementation and delivery as well as our research and collaboration with the industry.