University of Pittsburgh
October 29, 2013

Pitt Opens Shanghai Office

Focus is on student recruitment, organizing internships, and strengthening alumni network
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—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.

“The move to Shanghai will provide us with the unique opportunity to work with the State of Pennsylvania and the MBC, ensuring that we will have terrific support in China in the months and years ahead," said Lawrence Feick, senior director of international programs and director of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies. “This is an exciting venture that allows us to directly connect with outstanding Chinese high school and undergraduate students, our Chinese alumni, and companies and organizations where we hope to place Pitt interns."

About the University Center for International Studies
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 and Intercultural Exchange Programs.