Thus, the IAAS was established to achieve the following objectives :
1- To promote, coordinate and communicate studies, research and teaching on the Sudan, Africa and Asia.
2- To encourage and promote interdisciplinary research projects independently or with other university departments or units.
3- To offer postgraduate studies leading to higher degrees (postgraduate Diploma. M.A and Ph.D.).
4- To establish documentation centers in its field of specialization.
5- To offer seminars and hold conferences on academic and current affairs on Afro-Asian Studies.
6- To have the right to publish all data resulting from projects or work undertaken under its jurisdiction.
7- To cooperate with all persons, institutions and other interested bodies in its fields of specialization.
8- To do all other things that may be necessary to further and promote the objectives of IAAS.