about us

Institute for International Studies in Education Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as the premier university research and training institute in comparative, international, and development education. We accomplish our mission by IISE faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliated-constituencies engaged in research, training, consultancies, partnerships, service, policy making, teaching, and other forms of practice in local, regional, national, and international contexts. IISE provides the University of Pittsburgh with one of the most dynamic and productive, internationally-oriented schools of education in the world. IISE is comprised of Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students associated with one of the five academic departments in the School of Education.

  • Oct

    Communication & Portfolio Day

    Bankstown Campus Address (Room): Building 1, 1.112

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  • Oct

    Join us for our first Symposium Lecture Series in 2016 on January 20th

    5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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our team

Dr. W. James Jacob

Associate Professor of Higher Education Management and Director of IISE

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Intern Archivist

Mrs. Zhou is a second year master student in the SCAE program. Her research interests focus on international and global…



Program Coordinator

Veysel Gokbel is a PhD student in the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh.…


Prof. John C. Weidman

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Weidman is a Professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of…

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