Information for Center Visitors


Explore Cool Pittsburgh. Come to learn, research, teach. Come to live.  Pitt’s campus is convenient to downtown, yet forms its own intellectual community with neighboring campuses of Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Carlow University, and Chatham University.  The city of Pittsburgh is well known as a steel city, but it has undergone a renaissance fueled by education and healthcare industries.  With an active arts scene (fueled in part by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the unique world-class Andy Warhol Museum), there is always something to do or see.  Since 2000, Pittsburgh has topped a most liveable city list six times, including those of The EconomistForbesand The Places Rated Almanac.  In 2012, it was named among the best places in the world to visit by National Geographic Traveler.  The Huffington Post in 2015 dubbed Pittsburgh “The Coolest American City You Haven’t Been To,” Zagat named Pittsburgh winner of "The Top 17 Food Cities" and Bon Appetit named Pittsburgh the next big food city in 2014.  Come find out what everyone’s raving about (and dining out on) for yourself!