To be a leading regional and international centre of excellence in teaching and research in areas related to diplomacy and international studies.


To maintain a leadership role in the pursuit of knowledge through relevant and quality research, publications, teaching, training and consultancy in various areas of diplomacy and international studies.


  • We create and maintain a sense of belonging, project a positive image of the Institute, and maintain collective responsibility.
  • We engage in teamwork and seek to build strong relationships with all stakeholders.
  • We respect human rights.
  • We foster a strong and committed sense of social responsibility and citizenship in our students and staff.
  • We embrace innovation, independence of mind and proactiveness among staff and students in the resolution of problems and issues.
  • We are committed to the development of morally and ethically upright professionals.
  • We uphold integrity, honesty and meritocracy in all our activities.
  • We practice participatory management.
  • We always effectively and efficiently utilize all resources entrusted to the Institute.
  • We value and respect all members of staff and students.
  • We carry out our duties with commitment, dedication and professionalism.
  • We individually and collectively nurture compliance with these core values.