The non-governmental and non-beneficial National Studies Institute is a scientific, research and cultural institute about the national identity, national unity and social solidarity that has been established since 1997. This registered and authorized institute performs research activities on the following areas:

  1. Applied and basic studies and researches about different fields such as national unity and social integration, Iranian identity, civilization, culture and Iranology.

  2. Applied and basic research about nomads, religious groups and Iranian sub-cultures

  3. Research and study about factors, roots, reasons and the process of Iranian nation and identity- building and its changes or transformations during the centuries.

  4. Research about relationship of sub-national societies with national societies and reasons and roots of coherence and solidarity or its weakness.

  5. Investigating the rate and quality of the effects of regional and universal transformations on Iran’s sub-national societies and national communities.

  6. National unity and social integration

  7. National identity, societal identity and the process of identification.

  8. Factors influential on identity making process

  9. The impact of cultural, social, mental and global transformations on national identity

  10. Research and examination of the roots of integration and dis-integration among cultures and realization of the causes and reasons of national and sub-national solidanty.

  11. Inter cultural relationships

  12. Comparative and scientific study of identity politics of the country during its different historical periods.

Kinds of activity
This institute performs different kinds of activities, the major ones listed as follow:

  1. Establishing library and special archive for professors and research colleagues

  2. Establishing data bank about research interests of the institute and offering services to the customers

  3. Holding seminars, fairs and round tables

  4. Publishing books, tapes and compact disks (CDs) about the related fields of the institute

  5. Holding and establishing short-term teaching workshops according to the demands of related centers.

  6. Publishing quarterly research journal of National Studies

  7. Forming research groups for scientific and systematic study about past, present and future of national and sub-national identities and effective factors on the relationship between the two.