European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium

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 Central Eurasia. 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.

Due to COVID-19 and international campus closures, the 2020 URS will take place online. The event will still be open to the public, and registration instructions will be posted by Wednesday, April 22. In addition, this summer we will publish the Undergraduate Research Symposium Proceedings, enabling presenters to share their work with an even wider audience.  

2020 Dates:

  • Students submit an application that includes a 250-300 word abstract and a draft of their entire paper by January 15, 2020.
  • Selected students notified by early February 2020. 
  • Final revised papers due by April 20, 2020.
  • Presentations via zoom on Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
  • View 2020 program.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Please email for more information.

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