Nationally Recognized for Internationalization

The University of Pittsburgh was one of only four institutions nationwide to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

The Simon Awards are given by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named for the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the award recognizes colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed and well-documented progress toward integrating international education throughout all facets of a university campus.

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher accepted the award on behalf of the University in Washington, D.C., on November 14, 2017—during International Education Week.

“We truly believe that teaching and learning know no boundaries, and that the University of Pittsburgh’s robust international platform benefits students, faculty members and society at large,” says Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. “Our mission — to improve the world through knowledge — is one that we support through a rich catalog of study abroad opportunities, a vibrant community of international scholars and a deep commitment to tackling issues affecting people and communities across the world.”

The other recipients of the 2017 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization are Florida State University, University of Iowa and Santa Monica College. 

View the 2017 Simon Award presidential panel here: youtu.be/emczq4KvMkg