Developing and supporting sound scholarly research is part of the mission of the OSCE Academy. In line with the Mission statement of the Academy, all research activities supported by the Academy have regional approach, and represent practice-oriented and demand-driven research.
Innovative joint research projects bring regional scholars and practitioners together to enhance expertise on relevant Central Asian issues. Research projects are closely interwoven and are constantly monitored and re-evaluated to further improve their implementation.
The OSCE Academy welcomes cooperation with interested institutions and individuals from Central Asia and beyond in developing comprehensive research projects in the fields of political science, regional studies, sustainable development and human rights.
The current research-related activities of the Academy include hosting Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associate Research Fellows on a regular basis, producing various publications including policy papers as part of the OSCE Academy Policy Briefs in cooperation with NUPI, developing research-related database on various topics in Central Asia as part of the CADGAT project in cooperation with NUPI and other ad hoc activities.