International scientific cooperation of the Institute is carried out within the framework of bilateral inter-institutional cooperation, collaboration with international intergovernmental organizations (United Nations, the United Nations Program on Ageing and the Economic and Social Department of the UN Secretariat) and international non-governmental organizations (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), Global Research Association aging (GARN)).
Since the establishment of the Institute, more than 50 international conferences, as well as Russian conferences with international participation, have been organized.
In 1997, at the XVI World Congress of the IAGG in Adelaide, the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences became a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). Prof. V.N. Anisimov was elected a Member of the IAGG Council and of the European Region IAGG Council, and Prof. V.Kh. Khavinson was appointed his Deputy in these two Councils.
In August 2000 the Institute was the host organization of the II European Congress on Biogerontology in St. Petersburg, which was organized in cooperation with the Biological Section of the European Region International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 350 leading specialists from 33 countries took part in the Congress.
In November 2002 the Institute and the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences organized and conducted the scientific conference «Priority Directions of Gerontology», which was devoted to the 10th anniversary of the Institute. In 2006 the two organizations conducted the conference «Prospects of Fundamental Gerontology».
In July 2007, for the first time in the history of the USSR and Russia, St. Petersburg hosted the VI European Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG-ER). It was organized by the European Regional Branch of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in collaboration with the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The head organization for the Congress was the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology. The Congress was held as part of the United Nations Research Program on Ageing in the 21st Century. The goals and objectives of the Congress, expressed in its motto "Safe Ageing for All Europeans", were consistent with the main goals and objectives of the UN Program and the creation of a "Society for All Ages". More than 1,500 scientists from 70 countries of the world, including the countries of South and North America, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, etc., took part in the Congress.
Within the framework of the congress, a meeting of the Council of the IAGG was held, during which Vladimir Khavinson was unanimously elected the chairman of the Biological Section of the IAGG-ER.
On April 14-17, 2011, the VII European Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics took place in Bologna (Italy). During the meeting of the Council of the IAGG within the framework of the Congress, Vladimir Khavinson was elected President of the European Branch of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and became the first Russian scientist to hold this position.
Within the framework of cooperation between the Institute and the UN, on December 15-19, 2008, St. Petersburg hosted the first Seminar on the Formulation and Implementation of State Policy in the field of Ageing, organized within the framework of an agreement between the Institute and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN Secretariat with the support of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The main purpose of this event was to provide technical assistance to the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing at the national level.
Since 1995, the staff of the Institute has been taking part in all major International Congresses and Conferences on Gerontology in the USA, Europe, Australia, Canada, which has attracted great attention of the world scientific community to the work of the Institute. To get acquainted with its achievements, the Institute was visited by the ex-president of the International Association of Gerontology, UN Advisor on Aging Prof. G. Andrews (Australia), ex-president of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics prof. G. Gatman (Canada), ex-president of the European branch of the International Association of Gerontology prof. M. Passeri, head of the UN program on Ageing A. Sidorenko, as well as leading scientists from the USA, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, etc.
The Institute carries out 19 scientific studies within the framework of international cooperation with research institutes and medical institutions in Australia, Great Britain, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, Israel, Spain, China, USA, Thailand, France, Switzerland, Japan, etc. In addition, the Institute participated in the implementation of a scientific project with German scientific and medical institutions to study the effect of oligopeptides in the framework of an interministerial agreement between the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Education, Science and Research of Germany.
In cooperation with the UN International Institute on Ageing (Malta), the Institute participates in organization of International Training Programs (Schools) in Gerontology and Geriatrics, which are held in St. Petersburg once every two years. The schools are organized by the Satellite Center of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta, whose members are the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology and the St. Petersburg City Geriatric Medical and Social Center with the participation of the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The latest training program, the 7th, was successfully held in April 2019. Participants from Kazakhstan, Latvia, Georgia and Russia, including the Perm Territory, Yekaterinburg, Yakutia and the Moscow Region, took part in the training program, which indicated the high authority of the St. Satellite Center of the International Institute on Ageing, UN-Malta.
In 2009, by decision of the Council of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in St. Petersburg, the Center for Collaboration with the IAGG (IAGG Collaborating Center) was established on the basis of the Institute. The tasks of the center include the organization of educational scientific programs and trainings, support and cooperation with similar centers in other regions, the development of international and educational activities, the preparation and publication of specialized information materials.
In 2010, the Institute was awarded the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, which once again served as evidence of the recognition of the Institute's merits at the international level.
In 2017, the St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology celebrated its 25th anniversary. The scientific and practical conference "Innovative Russian Technologies in Gerontology and Geriatrics", which took place on December 14-16, 2017, was timed to coincide with this event.
Between 2017 and 2020 on the initiative of the Institute and V.Kh. Khavinson, 4 international Expert Symposia were held, dedicated to the peer review of modern approaches in Anti-aging Medicine and Gerontology. Leading experts from all over the globe, including professors from the USA, Italy, England, Greece, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and other countries took part in the work of the Symposia.
In 2019, during the IX IAGG-ER Congress in Gothenburg, V.Kh. Khavinson was unanimously elected the Treasurer of the European Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.