Split-site PhD with International Universities
MEC is committed to ensuring that all junior staff registered on split-site PhD programme are given relevant support during their studies. In this regard, MEC is collaborating with Coventry University – UK, University of Wolverhampton –UK, University of Mysore - India to facilitate split-site PhD programmes. This involves systematic monitoring and evaluation of progress made by each student with a view to identifying any problems, challenges and reliable solutions.

Smart Knowledge Alliance – University of Barcelona
MEC is committed to developing internationally accepted research capabilities by harnessing Oman's emerging strengths in collaboration with International Partners. ‘Smart Knowledge Alliance’ (http://www.smartka.org/) is one of the global outreach frameworks of MEC in the direction of enhancing knowledge exchange and cooperation.
The research engagement with international partners has resulted in a research project “Linking-MED-Gulf” project (http://www.ub.edu/LinkingMedGulf/en/ ), funded by the European Commission. As per the objective of the collaboration, Prof. Ramon Torrent delivered keynote address during the 2nd MEC International Conference.

UNIMED - Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo, Italy
UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union, founded in October 1991, is an association of Universities from the countries of the Mediterranean basin (www.uni-med.net ). It counts 93 associated Universities coming from 22 countries of both shores of Mediterranean. UNIMED’s aim is to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation. Middle College is a member of UNIMED and actively participates in international forums.