High-level international cooperation and exchanges and comprehensive internationalization are the essential conditions for building up a top international institute, and are what IAP has been attaching great importance to over the years.From 2011 to 2015, the Institute had signed a total of 17 cooperation agreements with foreign scientific institutions, and carried out more than 30 major international cooperation projects; The total fund for international projects in the period of 2011-2015 is more than 60 millions.
The total number of persons who hold key positions in important international organizations is 58, which is markedly increasing.
IAP has carried out a number of international cooperation projects with America, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, France, Belgium and other countries. These projects include CAS External Cooperation Programs, MOST Key international Programs, NSFC International Cooperation and Exchange Programs, EU projects, GEF projects, and CAS-DOE cooperative research projects for climate change. IAP has also proposed and participated in relevant major international research programs (MARIS, RMIP, DMIP, MICS- Asia II, and AMY, etc.).