As a scientific institution dealing primarily with international issues, the Institute for African Studies has developed a wide network of contacts abroad. The Institute’s international cooperation with foreign partners is versatile in forms and methods of implementation. It includes engagement in international programs of scientific collaboration and research projects, representation in foreign academic bodies, participation in international expeditions, conferences and seminars, teaching activities abroad, academic exchange programmes, and membership in international associations of Africanists and Arabists, as well as in international societies for business and cultural cooperation.

The IAS maintains regular contacts with universities in South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Liberia, Uganda, Sudan, Morocco, Libya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Sweden and the USA. The IAS has concluded cooperation agreements with many foreign research centres for African Studies.

The ongoing cooperation with embassies of African countries in Moscow and the participation of African diplomats in various events at the IAS play an important role in promoting international exchanges.

In view of the growing interest of foreign partners in the IAS, it has expanded its information outreach. In addition to keeping the materials on its website up to date, the IAS issues and disseminates a quarterly newsletter to international research centres for African Studies

The Institute can justifiably claim to be the centre of scientific and cultural dialogue on problems of Africa between various countries and regions of the modern world.

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) Saint Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg)
University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) St. Lawrence University (Kampala, Uganda)
University of Lubumbashi (République Démocratique du Congo) Universirty of Zambia (Zambia)
University of Jos (Nigeria) Ethiopian International Institute for Peace & Development (Eiipdethiopia)
The Human Sciences Research Council (Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa ) African Studies Association of India (ASA) (India)
The University of Dodoma (Tanzania) M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (Kazakhstan)
Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (Tanzania) South African Institute of International Affairs (Johannesburg)
BRICS Policy Center
(Rio de Janeiro)
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow)
Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (Moscow) Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) (Kuru, Nigeria)
The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific University of The Free State (UFS)
(South Africa)
Stellenbosch University (South Africa) The United Methodist University (Liberia)
"DBA-concept" Research and Consulting Group International Center for African Studies (Khartoum, Sudan).
Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies (Morocco) University of Namibia (Windhoek, Namibia).
The Centre for Studies of Asia And Africa of The College of Mexico (Mexico City, D.F., Mexico) The Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (Tripoli, Libya).
Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto (CEAUP)
(Porto, Portugal)
Winthrop University
(Rock Hill, USA)
College of African Wildlife Management "Mweka"
(Moshi, Tanzania)
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The African Studies Laвoratory
Institute of Economics of the NASB
Independent University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Republika Srpska)
MGIMO University

Tanzania Institute of Accountancy
(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)