Europe: East and West

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics.  The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

2016 Dates:

  • Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 19, 2016.
  • Selected students notified by February 2015. 
  • Final revised papers due by March 16, 2016.
  • Presentations made at the Symposium on April 1, 2016. View the 2016 program.

Please email for more information.

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