Muscat College is envisioned to be a dynamic institution that is distinctive in its focus on providing education for a sustainable future. The College’s Mission is to “provide lifelong learning through teaching, research, training, and community engagement. The College’s Strategic Plan 2015-20 emphasizes on research activities in order to foster the environment of creativity and innovation as stated in the Mission. The Strategic plan aims to “enhance research activities to contribute to the advancement of the country by liaising with external research bodies”. Specific key research performance indicators are set for the research activities at a strategic level in the plan. The College has been implementing the College Policy on Research and on Intellectual Property since August 2017. The College Policy on Research provides a framework for all researchers, whether staff or students in compliance with the Strategic plan/ Mission.
Muscat College has a well-defined organizational structure for research and is headed by Head of Research Unit with the support of Institutional Scientific Research Committee (ISRC). The organizational structure of Research Unit consists of Research and Technology Transfer Office (TTO). Staff and students of MC are motivated to do scientific research and publications by the research section. As per research policy, MC supports staff and students for publishing their work in national and international conferences and journals. TTO identifies the innovative ideas from staff and students of MC and support them to commercialize their works. TTO also coordinates all Technology Transfer activities between MC and national centres, handles Intellectual Property (IP) rights of innovations, and supports students to start start-ups.