Conference Theme: The Transformative Role of Education for a More Inclusive World
The Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) is pleased to host this year’s Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Eastern Regional Conference at the University of Pittsburgh from October 28-29, 2011. The CIES Eastern Regional Conference provides a forum for scholars, researchers, students, professionals, and all other interested individuals from within and outside of the United States to gather and share their most recent intellectual pursuits with one each other and the rest of the public.
Historically known as “The Steel City” or “The City of Bridges,” Pittsburgh has over 400 bridges and today its economy is largely based on healthcare, education, technology, and financial services. Pittsburgh is the home of major financial institutions and about twenty colleges and universities. The City of Pittsburgh has been ranked as the “most livable city in the USA” three times in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
Often referred to as “Pitt,” the University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 and now ranks as one of the top research universities in the United States. Its campus is landmarked by the Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story gothic architecture building, the tallest education building in the world. Read more about the history of the University of Pittsburgh IISE here...