Institute for Ethnic Studies, with a staff of 22, is a public research institute and has four organizational units:
- Research Unit, the central unit of the Institute, carries out most research activities and is internally organized in research programme and project teams that often involve also researchers and scholars from other institutions; currently this unit employs 22 researchers (full and part-time);
- In ternational Center for Interethnic Relations and Minorities in South Eastern Europe that includes individuals from other units and collaborators from diverse institutions (mostly from Europe);
- Specialized Information and Documentation (INDOC) Center with a rich specialized library and archives that employs four librarians and documentation workers;
- Administrative unit/service with the staff of three.