Institute for African Studies maintains a wide network of contacts abroad. The Institute engages in international programmes of scientific cooperation, research projects, participate in international expeditions, conferences and seminars, academic exchange programmes and teaching activities abroad.
The Institute maintains constant relations with universities of the Benin, Cote d`Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique,
Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, and also with research centres for African studies in other countries.
A great role in the development of international ties is played by constant cooperation with embassies of the African countries in Moscow. African diplomats regularly participate in various events that take place at the Institute.
Considering the growing interest of foreign partners in the Institute for African Studies, it expands its research coverage. Besides updatable materials on its website, the Institute edits and distributes the annual edition of African Studies in Russia to international research centres for African studies.