To coordinate the work of researchers and to promote the search for solutions to general development problems; to promote cooperation in basic research; to bring more closely into line the research activities of academies of science; to support the most promising studies; to facilitate the joint use of costly research installations.
IAAS engages in activities designed to keep up a constructive dialogue with the authorities of the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States and with their intergovernmental agencies in order to support the development of international scientific cooperation within the Commonwealth. It also organizes international conferences and seminars on topical issues, such as protection of intellectual property and technology transfer. For this purpose, the Association has set up a “Consultative Board” responsible for such questions. IAAS is also active in international research programme development, in particular in the field of environmental protection and powder metallurgy.