The Institute for Social Anthropology is a investigation institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences placed in Austria. This institute is social Anthropology research institute. Institute for Social Anthropology is a Scientific Advisory Board in the term of 2014-2016. Anthropology was renamed as "Ethnological Commission" in the year of 1961 in November 22. This institute is affiliated from university of Bern. Bern university is located in Switzerland. The "Commission for Social Anthropology" was distorted into a Research Unit as part of the "Center for Studies in Asian Cultures and Social Anthropology in the year of January 1, 2007 and awarded as a temporary institutional status as the Institute for Social Anthropology on January 1, 2010. Today, the Institute for Social Anthropology constitutes one of the “Austrian Academy of Sciences”. Establishment of the Institute for Social Anthropology is November 22, 1961. The current chair of Institute for Social Anthropology is Prof. Ulf Hannerz. The current deputy chair of Institute for Social Anthropology is Prof. Regina Bendix. 2. Total staff in Institute for Social Anthropology “39” and 1 Director, 1 Deputy director, Guest researcher GANTULGA, Munkh-Erdene. 3. Total events in Institute for Social Anthropology “5” Eric Wolf Lectures ISA International Guest Lectures International Anthropological Ateliers ISA Research Forum Conferences and Seminars Publications: Print publications-56, New Publications 22. Projects: Islamic Middle East Buddhist Central Asia Southeast Asia and Islands of the Indian Ocean Cross Cutting Themes Ideas of Community Comparative Approaches to Ethnicity, Region and Empire in Christianity, Islam and Buddhism (400-1600 CE) VISCOM. Past Projects: Some of the past projects: Viennese Hajjis, Medical Mobility, Shifting loyalties, Gefangene Stimmen. AAS Working Papers in Social Anthropology it has 30 working papers.