Rich in Diversity
Once the center of America's Industrial Age, the Pittsburgh region has transformed itself into a modern, post-industrial society on the cutting edge of the Information Age now a center for information technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and finance and insurance.
In the Information Age, just as in the Industrial Age, the Pittsburgh region's growth has been fueled by immigrants who brought their talent, skill, energy, and diverse cultures to our doorsteps. You can see this heritage in Pittsburgh's many neighborhoods, places of worship, and national festivals.
Visitors to the University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms also get a glimpse of this wondrous variety in the way each community has portrayed its character.
A Home in Pittsburgh
We invite you to meet the many international communities that call Pittsburgh home. All of these communities have helped paint the pictures described on these pages. Come and meet them!