NIGPAS has established long-term international cooperation with palaeontological and stratigraphic research institutions worldwide. Recent international collaborative projects involve researches in:

--Evolution of Life on Earth and the Cambrian Explosion,

--Origin of angiosperms,

--Extinction and recovery of biota in the geological record,

--Biostratigraphy and stratotypes.


During the past 5 years, we have received some 1000 visits by overseas scholars for conferences, lectures, field work and/or research collaborations, and more than 400 academic visits abroad paid by our faculty members for lectures, collaborations, international conferences, fieldwork, and/or study.


More than 40 scientists in this Institute have held more than 60 positions as chairmen, vice-chairmen, executive members, and voting members in international academic organizations.


During the past several years, the Institute has hosted more than ten major international conferences, such as:

--The Fourth International Symposium on the Cambrian System (Nanjing, 2005).

--The Second International Palaeontological Congress (Beijing, 2006).

--The 10th International Symposium on the Ordovician System and The 3rd International Symposium on the Silurian System (Nanjing, 2007).

--XVI International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian (Nanjing, 2007).

--The 12th International Conference of Radiolarian Palaeontologists (Nanjing, 2009).

--The 8th International Congress on the Jurassic System (Suining, 2010).