Academic Project Management

IAFOR specialises in academic project management, including conferences and seminars, research projects, training and capacity building, and multimedia publishing. We are an accredited procurer for both the Japanese Government and the U.S. Federal Government.

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  • Research Projects
  • Analyses
  • Reports
  • Briefing Papers
  • Market Research

Case Studies

The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

Following unprecedented cases of the spread of new infectious diseases on cruise ships during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, IAFOR was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to write a report in order to develop an international framework aiming at preventing and responding effectively to similar cases in the future. IAFOR brought together Japanese and international experts, working in the fields of international and maritime law, international relations, public health, and the built environment, in order to identify the challenges confronted by the ships, the port states, the relevant agencies and stakeholders, and the passengers and crew. The submitted final report was produced based on interdisciplinary discussions of experts in various areas.

The research project was coordinated through IAFOR and the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, with the cooperation University College London, the East-West Center (Washington DC), Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, and the National University of Singapore.

Selected Client & Partner List

IAFOR has worked on projects with and for the following organisations/entities:

Supranational Organisations

  • The United Nations
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Government Entities

  • The Government of Japan
  • The Prime Minister’s Office (Japan)
  • The Cabinet Office (Japan)
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)
  • The Japan Foundation
  • The Korea Foundation

National Organisations

  • The American Chamber of Commerce of Japan (ACCJ)

Think Tanks

  • The East-West Center
  • Clingendael - the Netherlands Institute of International Relations
  • The Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Learned Societies

  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
  • The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)
  • The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN)
  • The Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE)
  • The Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP)
  • Center for Higher Education Research (CHER)
  • Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA)
  • Korean International Studies Association (KISA)
  • National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
  • The International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)


  • Oxford University Press
  • National Geographic
  • Routledge
  • SAGE
  • Harper Collins

Private Sector Companies

  • BofA Securities (formerly Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
  • J. Walter Thompson
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Edelman


  • The University of Tokyo
  • Kyoto University
  • Osaka University
  • Kobe University
  • University of Barcelona
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Porto
  • Singapore Management University
  • Hofstra University
  • Lingnan University
  • The University of Hong Kong