Three centers in the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) received more than $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education and other sources. Pitt’s Asian Studies Center; European Studies Center; and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies received a total of six awards under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. This means a National Resource Center designation and Foreign Language Areas Studies fellowships for each.
In addition, the Asian Studies Center received significant funding from the Freeman Foundation that will allow it to expand its East Asia seminars for K-12 educators and summer study tours of China to teachers in 11 states. The European Studies Center secured new funding to continue collaborating with three universities in Europe. And the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies received more than $1 million in grant finding to advance language training and research.
“The University of Pittsburgh is a force in global education and engagement,” said Ariel Armony, vice provost for global affairs and UCIS director. The National Resource Center designation and the other funding reflects our commitment to taking Pitt to the world and bringing the world to Pitt.”