Our achievements and contributions in higher learning are at the forefront in the field. Over the years, the institute’s impact has earned it numerous awards and recognition for its continuing contribution to research and development.

Recognitions and University Awards

MSU-IIT’s impact has always been toward global competitiveness, which made it into a world-renowned institution for higher learning. The instititute has garnered a plethora of awards and titles under its belt.

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CHED Center of Excellence
      • Biology programs
        • General Biology
        • Zoology
        • Botany
        • Marine Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Teacher Education
        • Secondary Education:
          • Technology and Livelihood Education
          • MAPEH
          • Biology
          • General Science
          • Chemistry
          • Mathematics
          • Physics
        • Industrial Education:
          • Draft Technology
          • Industrial Arts
        • Elementary Education:
          • English
          • Science
          • Health
      • Mechanical
      • Engineering
      • Electronics Engineering
CHED Center of Development
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology (Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems)
  • Marine Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Filipino
  • Ranked 451-500 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Asia 2019
  • Delivering Institution of the CHED Faculty Development Program (FDP)
  • Delivering Higher Education Institution of the CHED K+12 Transition Program
  • Zonal Research Center for Regions XII, IX, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
  • Gender and Development Center
  • Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet) Center
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
  • First Natural Substance Center for Mindanao (“Tuklas Lunas” Center) awarded by Philippine Council for Health Research Development
  • Delivering Institution of the Department of Science & Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • Delivering Institution, Engineering Research & Development for Technology (ERDT) Consortium
  • Member, Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) Science Consortium (the only HEI from Mindanao as member of the National Science Council Steering Committee
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Learning Hub for Northern Mindanao
  • Virtual Center for Technology Innovation in Microelectronics in Southern Philippines
  • Delivering Institution, DOST-SEI Scholarship Grants for Educational Assistance for Technology and Science Teaching in Mindanao (GREAT-M/SPRINT; the only one in Mindanao)
  • Center of Innovation and technopreneurship
  • Member, Philippine Biomedical Device Consortium
  • Member, Northern Mindanao Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (NOMCARRD)
  • Member, Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorMIn CoHRD)
  • Member, Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (NorMinCIERRD)
  • Member, National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP)
Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges & Universities of the Philippines (AACCUP)
  • Level IV – Re-accredited Status
    • College of Arts and Social Sciences – Bachelor of Arts (English, Filipino, History, Political Science, and Sociology) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
    • College of Education – Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Teacher Technology Education
  • Level III – Re-Accredited Status
    • College of Business Administration and Accountancy – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Level II – Accredited Status
    • College of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Level II – Accredited Status
    • College of Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

These are some of the recognitions received by MSU-IIT over the years from various sectors and regions other than CHED, DOST and AACCUP.

  • Host Institute
    • Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) or patent library, project of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO Phil) of the Philippines in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Resource Distribution Center of the UNESCO Bangkok Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
  • Delivering Institution of the Asian Institute of Management Team Energy Center (AIM-TEC) Mindanao Bridging Leadership Program (MBLP)
  • Center of Excellence in MINSUPALA Studies and Research Center in Mindanao
  • National Computer Center (NCC) Training Arm in Northern Mindanao
  • Center of Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation and Management by the HARIBON Foundation


MSU-IIT focuses on internationalization, with several prestigious affiliations in international organizations. We are connected with the best and are proud to be counted among them.


  • Member, International Federation of Social Science Organizations (IFSSO)
  • Member, Asia Pacific Society for Pacific Affairs (APSPA)


    • Member, ASEAN University Network – Southeast Asia
    • Member, Engineering Education Development Network (AUN SEEDNet)


      • Member, Philippine Higher Education Research Network (PHERNet)
      • Member, Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Consortium
      • Member, Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) Science Consortium and the only HEI from Mindanao