Research and Consulting

Inspiring Global Collaborations

Through its unique network of institutions and individuals, and the IAFOR Research Centre think tank at the Osaka School of International Public Policy at Osaka University, IAFOR coordinates and undertakes original research, including the production of incisive commentaries and analyses. Our strength is in international and interdisciplinary public policy research, especially in the fields of education, peace-building/human security, and governance.

For more information about our research and consulting services, please contact [email protected]


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

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 Association (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

National Organisations

  • The American Chamber of Commerce of Japan (ACCJ)

Think Tanks

  • The East-West Center
  • The Royal Dutch Institute of International Affairs (Clingendael)
  • The Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Learned Societies

  • The 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

  • Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
  • J Walter Thompson
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Edelman


  • The University of Tokyo
  • The University of Kyoto
  • The University of Osaka
  • The University of Kobe
  • University of Barcelona
  • Virginia Tech.
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University College London
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • University of Sussex
  • Moscow State University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Hofstra University
  • Lingnan University
  • The University of Hong Kong