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Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAS) is Russia's leading academic research centre for African Studies and is considered to be among the most distinguished world institutions in this field.


Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ISCRAN) firmly occupies a leading place among research institutes, becoming a kind of “think tank”, i.e. a community of renowned experts in the study of the United States of America and Canada.

Institute of Europe  of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IE RAS) is consistently involved in cross-disciplinary scientific research of political, economic, military, social and other problems of Europe.

Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IFES RAS) conducts research work on fundamental problems and development of economy, history, foreign policy, philosophy and culture of China, Japan, Korea as well as international policy issues and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ILA RAS) is Russia's largest specialized center for the study of Latin-Caribbean America, it performs comprehensive research on the economic, socio-political, international and cultural problems of its states and peoples.

Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology of the Peoples of the Far-East, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IHAE FEBRAS) is the unique and  single Research Establishment not only in Russia but also abroad where the researchers carry out comprehensive investigations of the past and present periods based on such sciences as  history, archaeology, ethnography, culture, policy and economy enabling them to forecast the future of the vast historical and cultural area called nowadays as the Russian Far–East or Pacific Russia, and also neighboring  China, Japan  and  Korea.

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) is the only classical university in Eastern Russia. In incorporates Schools with generations-old traditions and areas of research that form the core of our intellectual base.

Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS RAS) is a world-scale leading scientific center working on widely various fields of oriental studies. The scope of interest includes countries from Northwestern Africa to the Pacific Islands and periods from ancient times to present days.

MGIMO University is an advanced university of a “new generation” where strategies are developed for enhancing the development of education, research, international relations and corporate governance.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times.

Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit academic and diplomatic think tank that. RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting conflict resolution and crisis settlement.

Gorchakov Fund holds activities  with the purpose of providing support to the public diplomacy, offering assistance to participation of the Russian non-governmental organizations in international cooperation and ensuring active and efficient involvement of institutions of the civil society in the foreign policy process.

National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University). Faculty of International Energy Business.

Expert Network for Identity Research is a community of researchers dealing with identity issues, interacting through the website and preparing joint publications, including thematic issues in scientific journals and collections of articles.

“Polis. Political Studies” Journal is the leading Russian scientific, cultural and educational journal in political science and political sociology

Academic Educational Forum on International Relations is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote education and research initiatives in the field of International Relations, Security and Political Science aimed at strengthening Russia’s community of IR scholars and professionals.

NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia.

Eurasian Development Bank (the “EDB” or the “Bank”) is an international financial institution established to promote economic growth in its member states, extend trade and economic ties among them, and support integration in Eurasia through investment.

Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) plays a pivotal role in positioning itself as a global centre for business and finance, connecting the economies of the Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, West China, Mongolia, Middle East and Europe.

China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) is a longstanding, extensive and multifunctional research and consultation complex focusing on international strategic and security studies. It covers all geographic areas and major strategic and comprehensive issues in the world. It opened up to the public in 1980 as China Institute of Contemporary International Relations and was renamed in 2003.

The Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges.

The European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS) provides a framework for cooperation and consultation at administrative level, on a voluntary basis, between the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European External Action Service, with the European Investment Bank, the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Institute for Security Studies and the European Court of Auditors as observers, to work together on medium- and long-term trends facing or relating to the European Union.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political Foundation in Germany. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation works independently and with the aim of maintaining a multi-sided dialogue on topical socio-political issues.

French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) is the leading French institution for research and debate on the topic. It is also a unique platform for the understanding of the contemporary world. Over the past 40 years, Ifri has become a world-leading institution, recognized by its international peers.

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). The Institute's aims shall be to conduct research on international affairs and scientifically examine Japan's foreign policy to provide a constructive framework for formulating such policy; disseminate knowledge and information on international affairs and encourage research on international affairs by universities and research groups throughout Japan; assist in shaping world opinion favorably toward Japan and ensuring the sound administration of Japan's foreign affairs; and contribute willingly to world peace and prosperity.

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) is a national policy research institute established to conduct studies, research and analyses of global economic issues, guiding the nation toward effective international economic policies.

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is a leading Central European think tank that positions itself between the world of politics and independent analysis. PISM provides analytical support to decisionmakers and diplomats, initiates public debate and disseminates expert knowledge about contemporary international relations.

Schlangenbader Gespräche. The Schlangenbad talks is a German-Russian round table on current topics related to security issues.

SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy. 

Observer Research Foundation  formed, and brought together, for the first time, leading Indian economists and policymakers to present the agenda for India’s economic reforms.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.

Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.

Institute of World Economics and Politics Shinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP) is engaged in policy-oriented and theoretical research, mainly covering global macroeconomy, international finance, international trade, international investment, international developmental, international politics, international strategy, international political economy, world political economy of Marxism, global governance, world energy and national security.

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