The University will initiate and undertake projects and studies which will bear on the manpower needs, the industrial growth of Iligan, and other development projects including those needed by the specific industries and environs (MSU Charter: R.A. 5385). The MSU-IIT researchers include faculty members, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students, and they collaborate with colleagues across the University, at affiliated institutions, and at other research institutions.

Research Areas

Currently, for the advancement of the university, the researchers of the institute provide vast knowledge, insights, and solutions in the 7 major areas for research.


  • ICT
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Peace & Governance
  • Material Science
  • Gender and Development
  • Health & Environment

Research Faculty

Drawn from the different departments of the university, the professors generate the knowledge and innovations in creating researches for the sole development of the university.


Student Research

The students will contribute to the university’s goal to promote, generate, enhance and develop the researches for the institute.


  • Graduate Research Database
  • Undergraduate Research Database


MSU-IIT produces two major publications devoted to the scholarly discussion of academic subjects and as an outlet for researchers in the Asia Pacific regions.



MSU-IIT has 7 individual libraries, each with a world-class collection of books, journals, films, maps, and databases.