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Visit by EU Ambassador to US

At a welcome meeting, European Union Ambassador to the United States, João Vale de Alemeida, met with students, faculty and staff to discuss Pitt's European Union Center of Excellence, March 6, 2014. The Ambassador is joined by Center director Professor Ron Linden.  Read more >

LIthuanian Ambassador with group
Lithuanian Ambassador Visit

Lithuanian Ambassador, Zygimantas Pavilionis, met with Chancellor Mark Nordenberg, January 8, 2014. He was the guest of the European Union Center for Excellence and the European Studies Center. Learn More >

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Award for Confucius Institute

For the third time in six years, Pitt’s Confucius Institute wins a Confucius Institute of the Year award for excellence in teaching the Mandarin language and Chinese culture to K-12 and college students.  Learn More >

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2013 Sheth Awards

Professor Kathleen Musante, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, was honored for innovative thinking and ambitious vision for global education, and alumna Kakenya Ntaiya was recognized for her passionate advocacy for girls’ education in her home country of Kenya. 

Bryant J. Salter, Chair of the UCIS Board of Visitors
New Chair for UCIS BOV

UCIS is pleased to announce that Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has selected Bryant J Salter as the new chair of the UCIS Board of Visitors. 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 »
Confucius Institute honored for teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture to students throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio Learn More »
Kakenya Ntaiya, PhD, is the recipient of the 2013 Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award. A 2011 graduate of the School of Education, she is being recognized for her passionate advocacy for girls’ education in her home country of Kenya. Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Friday, April 25

Cultural Event -- Silk Screen Annual Film Festival
(All day)

Thursday, May 1

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: Palestinian Aspirations and Realities
Robert Ross Assistant Professor of Global Cultural Studies, Point Park University
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 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 2012-13. 


Students received international studies certificates in 2012-13.