International Partners and Programs

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REEES is very active as a catalyst for expanding the international aspects of teaching and research. The Center administers an extensive system of partnerships with institutions in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. These provide a base for faculty and graduate student research, undergraduate study abroad, overseas language study, training and development projects, and frequent interaction with scholars native to the region. Several partnership programs have been funded by federal or foundation grants. The University's major international partner institutions in the region are:

Recent Programs

REEES cooperates with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Center for International Legal Education in hosting LL.M. (Master of Laws) candidates from countries in the REEES area; with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and its network of international affairs institutes in Russia and Central/Eastern Europe; and with the Katz Graduate School of Business in hosting MBA students and visiting faculty. Each year REEES also hosts numerous scholars from the region who are supported by such national programs as Fulbright and American Councils for International Education.

Professional Development Webinars for Early Career Researchers
We are excited to announce the launch of professional development webinars offered in collaboration with our partner, the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education and research? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research. This series is sponsored by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the European Studies Center. Webinars are open to the public at no charge.  To register, visit ASEEES Webinars.

Comparative Urban Policy Study Tour
We invite urban development and policy experts interested in rust-belt areas of the REEES world region to explore Pittsburgh's transformation story. Often cited as the emblematic "rust-belt city" in the United States, Pittsburgh has undergone rapid transformation to a city of "eds, meds, and tech." Pittsburgh is currently a finalist for Amazon's HQ2. The 2009 hosting of the G-20 Summit has also positioned the city on the global stage as a site of advanced technology, incubator innovation, and sustainable start-ups. At the same time, Pittsburgh still struggles with enduring rust-belt challenges: gentrification and economic disparity; access to affordable housing, workforce development, and economic opportunity; and community development in blighted neighborhoods. 

Structured around a series of site visits and conversations with innovation leaders in education, culture, social justice and the economy, this program provides a flexible yet comprehensive model for experiential learning, professional development, and executive training.  REEES piloted the Comparative Urban Policy Tour with future leaders in global public policy visiting from our partner institution, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Explore the schedule, the Pitt Chronicle, and Downstream City to learn more. To organize a group study tour, contact Zsuzsánna Magdó.