Pitt Opens Shanghai Office

Issue Date: 
November 11, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh has moved its office in China from Beijing to Shanghai.

The Shanghai-based office, under the direction of the University Center for International Studies, will focus on recruiting undergraduate students, developing internship experiences in China for Pitt students, and expanding the Pitt alumni network and programming in China. The office will provide support for activities not only in Shanghai but also in Beijing and other major cities throughout China.

Pitt will work with the State of Pennsylvania’s Envoy Program office and the MBC Shanghai Company Ltd. to promote academic and educational initiatives between the University and China. The office is located in a new 60-story building in the center of Shanghai in Tomorrow Square at the JW Marriott Building in the city’s Huangpu District.

At the University of Pittsburgh, the University Center for International Studies is the primary resource for initiating and managing international activities and programs while supporting the University’s reputation as a leader in global education. Since its founding in 1968, the center has fostered global competency among Pitt students. Under the center’s aegis are housed the Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Global Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, and the African Studies Program, as well as the Study Abroad Office and the Nationality Rooms.