International affiliations

We are a member of a range of international scholarly associations and consortia.


The Academy belongs to ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities. ALLEA was founded in 1994 by academies in Western and Eastern Europe, with the aim of strengthening the cooperative ties between them. It aims to provide national, international and supranational political organisations with advice on science policy. ALLEA, which currently has almost sixty member academies in more than forty countries in the Council of Europe region, has working groups including for intellectual property rights; science and ethics; and the social sciences and humanities.

European Consortium for Asian Field Study

The Academy is a member of the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF), an alliance of some forty European and Asian institutions concerned with Asian studies established in 2007. ECAF aims to provide field access and study facilities to European scholars through the sharing of a network of twenty-three existing research centres across Asia and to encourage joint interdisciplinary research programmes in the humanities and social sciences.

International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies

The Academy is a long-standing member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies. The Network works to address human rights violations against scientists, scholars, engineers, and health professionals around the world. It stands in solidarity with national academies and scholarly societies worldwide to support their independence and autonomy, promote the free exchange of ideas and opinions among scientists and scholars, and stimulate institutional human rights awareness-raising.

International Science Council

The International Science Council has a global membership that brings together 40 international scientific unions and associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organisations. It was created in 2018 as the result of a merger between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The Academy joined ISSC in 2008 and is now a member of ISC. The ISC convenes scientific expertise and resources needed to lead on catalysing, incubating and coordinating impactful international action on issues of major scientific and public importance.

Union Académique Internationale

The Academy is a founding member of the Union Académique Internationale, established on the initiative of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1919. The UAI now comprises over a hundred member organisations in 63 countries and supports 76 projects. Its aims are to initiate, recognise, foster and fund basic long-term international research projects.

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