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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.

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Highlighted Team Members

Xiufang Ma

Visiting Scholar, South China Normal University, China

Dr. Xiufang Ma is an Associate Professor from South China Normal University and has teaching experiences and research experiences in…

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John C. Weidman

Senior Research Fellow, IISE

Dr. John C. Weidman is Professor of Higher and International Development Education. He is a former department Chair and Director…

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Julia (Jiayin) Qian

Intern and Project Associate

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Huiyuan Ye

Senior Program Coordinator, IISE

Huiyuan Ye is a doctoral candidate of Higher Education Management in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.…

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