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.

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 The Nordic Africa Institute
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

(Uppsala, Sweden)
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)