Professional Community and General Public
CLAS, in conjunction with other University of Pittsburgh departments and professional schools, collaborates with several local organizations (World Trade Center, High Technology Council, Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center) whose purpose is to increase international business with Pennsylvania -- the Center often serving as a useful bridge between Latin America and the Pittsburgh business community. CLAS is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The University Center for International Studies houses the International Business Center (IBC) as a joint venture with the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. IBC is a unique resource which serves the region's business and academic communities. CLAS and faculty of the IBC work together closely to enrich management education and research and to help regional businesses meet the challenge of competing in the global marketplace. For further information, please see The IBC Webpage