Established in 1818, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has received wide international recognition as one of the leading research centers in the world. In the face of scientists working at the Institute of Oriental Studies, this academic scientific institution has enormous intellectual potential, capable of further developing domestic science and adequately representing it in the world scientific community. At present, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a leading global scientific center covering a wide range of areas of Oriental research. The study region extends from the west coast of North Africa to the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the chronology covers all historical periods of the history of the East - from antiquity to the present day.
The composition of the scientific divisions of the Institute reflects the focus of scientific research and their geographical location. Most of the Research Centers and departments of the Institute of Oriental Studies are engaged in research of certain countries and regions (for example, the Center for Arab Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the Center for the Study of Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania). A number of scientific departments set as their tasks the development of the most pressing problems of the East (in particular, the Center for Energy and Transport Research, etc.). The Institute has a Scientific Archive, a Scientific Publishing Department and other units providing the research process.
Cooperation has been ongoing since 2016. Various research and development events - conferences, seminars, etc. are regularly held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.