The Institute of Latin American Studies conducts and promotes research concerning Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, the institute’s tasks include information about current events; documentation; and library services in the area of Latin American studies. The institute is a part of Stockholm University.

Research at the institute is multidisciplinary and primarily oriented towards the social sciences. The institute has well-established contacts with researchers and institutions in Latin American and the rest of the world.

The institute regularly arranges open lectures, panel discussions and seminars with invited guests from Sweden and abroad. Such events address current developments in Latin America with regard to economic, political, social or cultural issues.

The Latin America Library is a part of the library of Stockholm University. It is the largest social science library aimed at Latin American in the Nordic countries. It is open to the public.