CASIA insists on its internationalizations. More than 320 of CASIA’s R/D staffs are annually sent abroad on short-terms for scientific and technological exchanges. CASIA annually hosts more than 700 oversea guests for scientific visit, and chairs more than ten international conferences each year. Meanwhile, CASIA has actively worked in partnership with a number of internationally well-known research organizations and worldwide companies. In the co-operations with the US, the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Korea. 


CASIA has established academic links with numerous leading research institutions and universities around the world. In addition, the institute hosted the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013) and the 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2010). It also hosts several IEEE conferences each year.  


In light with its emphasis on international collaboration, the institute has five international joint laboratories. The Sino-French Laboratory for Computer Science, Automation and Applied Mathematics (LIAMA), founded in 1997, is jointly funded by CAS and France's Inria. In 2008, the LIAMA Consortium was founded as a spin-off of this partnership in order to expand research opportunities to collaborators from other European countries. In 2008, CASIA also joined with the National University of Singapore to establish the China-Singapore Institute of Digital Media, with the support of the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, thus becoming CAS’s first overseas CAS research entity. In addition, CASIA has a joint laboratory with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to conduct research on intelligent recognition. It also has set up a joint laboratory on with the University of Queensland, Australia to conduct brain network research as part of the “Brainnetome” Project. In 2015, CASIA and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) launched the Sino-Swiss Laboratory for Data Intensive Neuroscience. MOU Agreements have been signed between CASIA and Juelich Research Center as well as CASIA and University of Essex.