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Pitt hosts Chinese Vice Premier

China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with Chancellor Gallagher and visited Pitt’s Confucius Institute and Health Sciences campus on June 19, 2015. The visit was part of a three-city US trip. Learn More >

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Class of 2015 Graduates with Certificates

The Class of 2015 graduated with 201 members holding a Certificate or Bachelor of Philosophy degree in International and Area Studies. Celebrations were held April 23 and 24, 2015.  Learn More >

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Countering Violent Extremism Conference

The conference, "Countering Violent Extremism in the United States and the European Union," will bring experts from four European countries and the U.S. to Pitt on April 9-10.  Learn More >

Minking Chyu, Ariel Armony, Asha Williams
3rd Annual Sheth International Awards

On March 18, 2015, Pitt engineering professor, Minking Chyu, was honored for contributions furthering international education, and GSPIA graduate, Asha Williams, was recognized as a young alumna for her social protection and social development work. Read more >

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STARTALK Summer Russian Language

Ten Pittsburgh high-schoolers will spend four weeks in a residential Russian language program this summer at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. The Center for Russian & East European Studies was awarded a STARTALK grant to run the program. Learn More >

Announcements

Professor Jules Lobel (School of Law) and associate professor Gayle Rogers (Dept. of English) are the 2015 recipients of a UCIS Faculty Fellowship. Lobel and Rogers will use their fellowship to organize a major international conference at the University.  The UCIS Faculty Fellowship aims to produce a significant impact on the international profile of the University of Pittsburgh.  Learn More »
Pitt political science professor, Dr. B. Guy Peters received an honorary doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium as part of the university’s Patron Saint’s Day celebration on February 2, 2015.  Learn More »
Senior Zeba Ahmed is awarded a Fulbright Research Assistantship to conduct ethnographic research on the roles that Japanese community-based organizations and nonprofits play in fostering a sense of community. Zeba will live in Japan for 10 months from Sept. 2014 to June 2015. Learn More »

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ucis by the Numbers

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The University of Pittsburgh is home to four federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

1,707

Pitt Students participated in a study abroad experience in 2013-14. 

291

Students received international studies certificates in 2013-14.