The priorities of the School include the development of fundamental research in the humanities and social sciences: philosophy, psychology, history, archeology, anthropology and sociology to ensure effective integration of Russia into Asia -Pacific, as well as the introduction of innovative approaches and technologies in applied research in the humanities and social sciences and the development of mass communication technologies.

The School's faculty members are actively engaged in anthropological research and archeology excavations in the Russian Far East, Mongolia, Asia-Pacific and Central America (in cooperation with Knorosov Center in Mexico and Guatemala). Several departments of the School initiated the large-scale project "Interdisciplinary Studies of Cross-cultural Communication in Asia-Pacific" which gained support from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Every year, the School of Arts and Humanities hosts several important scientific events in religious studies, Russian and world history, archeology and anthropology, philosophy and social sciences which attract attention of experts and scholars from all over the Pacific Rim.

Archeo-genetic research project.   The aim of this project is to conduct а population-genetic study of the ancient anthropological material from Ecuador. More precisely, to study the genetic make-up of individuals, including the sex of the individuals, the mitochondrial haplotype and the full genome. The anthropological material were studied at FEFU, St. Petersburg State University, Stockholm University.

The School of Arts and Humanities has extensive experience of working with Hokkaido University as part of the implementation of the RJE 3 program

The creation of a joint Master's program in archeology (namely, Pacific Archeology) is a logical continuation of the RJE 3 project. It may incorporate accumulated experience and new opportunities in the field of Russian-Japanese cooperation in the field of education and science.