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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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  • Apr

    IISE Visits the U.S. Department of State

    Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, DC

    From 2016-2017, the University of Pittsburgh Institute for International Studies in Education is overseeing two U.S. Department of State (USDOS)…

  • Apr

    Welcome to the IISE Symposium Series on 10 April!

    5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    Please join us for our next IISE Symposium Lecture “Exploring Educational Diversity: Race and Ethnic Issues in China and the…

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…


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…


Julia (Jiayin) Qian

Intern and Project Associate

Julia Qian is a graduate student in the Higher Education Management (HEM) program at the University of Pittsburgh. Inspired by her…


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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