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International Moot Competition Win

Pitt Law’s LLM student team beat out 24 US university teams to win the fifth annual LLM International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, held in Washington, DC, April 7-8, 2016. Learn More >

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Confucius Institute Honored

Pitt's Confucius Institute was honored as a 2015 Confucius Institute of the Year at a ceremony in Beijing. It is the only Institute worldwide to have been recognized four times. Read more>

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In a move designed to consolidate the home of Pitt’s international programs, studies and services in one place—at UCIS—the Office of International Services joins the University Center for International Studies. Read more >

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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 >


In a record for the University, nine students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a critical language in countries as diverse as Tajikistan and Tanzania during summer 2016. The program, offered by the US Department of State, funds cultural immersion and language mastery while each student builds relationships with people in another country. Learn More »
Political Science Professor Ron Linden has received a Fulbright Fellowship under the Fulbright-Schuman Program for Europe and has been designated a DAAD/AICGS Fellow by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He will spend the 2017 spring semester in Italy and Belgium. Learn More »
On the day that a US president visits Argentina for the first time in 11 years, Ariel Armony writes that President Obama could order a broader declassification of documents from the “dirty war” period. This would demonstrate support for the principle of accountability, one of the pillars of US democracy.  Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Tuesday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 4

Designing Effective Climate Policy
16th Annual Policy Conference
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Twentieth Century Club, Pittsburgh

Friday, May 6 to Saturday, May 7

Globalizing Human(ities)
12:00 pm
Mark Juergensmeyer
University of Pittsburgh

ucis by the Numbers


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


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


Students received international studies certificates in 2013-14.