UCIS BOV member David Iwinski shared his views on the opportunities for Chinese investment in Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on August 16, 2015. Iwinski believes the region has appealing investment potential to Chinese companies and investors due to its manufacturing, medical device, environmental and energy sectors as well as its cost of living and quality of life.  Learn More >
On the heels of Vice Premier Liu Yandong’s visit to Pitt on June 19, 2015, Professor Ariel Armony, senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies, offers an insightful op-ed on what her visit means to the University and to the city. Learn More >
Professor Jules Lobel (School of Law) and associate professor Gayle Rogers (Dept. of English) are the 2015 recipients of a UCIS Faculty Fellowship. Lobel and Rogers will use their fellowship to organize a major international conference at the University.  The UCIS Faculty Fellowship aims to produce a significant impact on the international profile of the University of Pittsburgh.  Learn More >
Pitt political science professor, Dr. B. Guy Peters received an honorary doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium as part of the university’s Patron Saint’s Day celebration on February 2, 2015.  Learn More >
Confucius Institute honored for teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture to students throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio Learn More >
Pitt has partnered with three Western Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges—Allegheny College, Mercyhurst University, and Westminster College—to develop the Study Abroad Consortium for East Europe and Eurasia. The consortium’s first program debuted in summer 2013 with the three-week "Life After the Fall: Ukraine and Russia After the USSR," held in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. Learn More >
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs have announced the 2014 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad. Ten grants will be awarded to support travel abroad that will enhance classroom teaching. Learn More >