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The Institute for Afro-Eurasian Studies (IAES) at the Africa House is an academic Centre of Excellence and a policy think tank that focuses on the bilateral relationship between Africa and the Eurasian Economic Union in an international setting. The Institute advances academic education and research in various disciplines, and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public.

The IAES specifically explores institutions in Africa and the Eurasian Economic Union, policies and law within the context of globalization and global governance, including a focus on the bilateral relationship between Africa EAEU in international affairs and institutions. The disciplines applied at the IES include law, social/political sciences, technology, trade, economics and communication sciences, and the Institute’s activities focus on the various ways in which institutions, law and politics intersect with each other in the AU and EAEU, its member states and at the international level.

Academic work at the IAES is organised in clusters, but is also pursued through horizontal activities cutting across them. Currently, there are the following seven clusters:
  • International Security
  • Technology Transfer
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Migration, diversity and justice
  • Economic governance
  • Educational Development
  • International Commerce

IAES coordinates relevant study programmes, including the renowned Diploma in Afro-Eurasian Integration and Development. The IES also co-organises an annual Summer School on Policy-Making, Technological exchange, and governance. Out training programs including a diverse portfolio of general and focused training sessions as well as e-learning modules in our 7 core areas of competence.

The IAES also provides a number of academic services to disseminate its research and promote its education and to stimulate academic and public discussion on topical European issues. The Institute utilises its central location in Yerevan for regularly organising events such as the IAES Lecture Series, the IAES Policy Forum, the biennial Afro-Eurasian International Affairs conference and other conferences and workshops for academia and the interested public. Furthermore, the IAES publishes a book series, the IAES Working Papers and the quarterly IAES Newsletter.

The Institute fosters academic cooperation with a wide range of Universities and other public as well as private institutions in Africa, EAEU community and abroad. It pursues its mission both on its own initiative (drawing on its core funding from the Africa House) and through opportunities offered by funding from third parties. It has executed research projects and organised academic events for, among others, governments, science foundations and various governmental and non-governmental, national and international organisations as well as companies.

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