As an institution which seeks to provide good quality education for the students, constant development and continuous update of facilities are deemed necessary. The Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography had been addressing this and finding ways to seek improvement by partnering with other institutions and government offices. There had been previous projects on linkages the university had participated on which delivered progress to it. In fact, the colleges of the said university had been engaging on exchange programs, research and other forms of linkages with other institutions both national and international.
The College of Fisheries had sent teachers for faculty exchange agreement to Japan and Australia. They also sent the dean herself, Prof. Jurma Tikmasan to Queensland and Canberra for research and recently to Germany as a representative for peace. The said college is also a partner of Bureau of Fisheries and Agricultural Resources (BFAR) for scholarship grants for the students. Their latest project is with the Kastamonu University in Turkey where they will send one faculty member, Ainulyakin Imlani, as an faculty exchange for research. The College of Arts and Sciences also participated on a faculty exchange program and also had previous links with other institutions on other countries particularly the United States of America. Another college is the College of Education which also participated on study exchange agreement with DepEd, research and development collaboration agreement with the MSU Research Office, and study and cultural tour program with the University of the Philippines, Philippines Normal University, United States of America, Australia, Finland and Singapore. Aside from this they are also planning to link with MSU Iligan, MSU Marawi, Philippines Normal University and University of the Philippines Diliman for a partnership conference agreement and information exchange agreement. The Institute of Oceanography and Environmental Sciences, on the other hand, participated on a faculty exchange agreement, research and development collaboration agreement with Dr. Zayda Halun and Dr. Richard Muallil, and partnership conference agreement with Kastamonu University in Turkey. Another is the College of Islamic and Arabic Studies which previously participated on technical assistance program with MSU BEAM for accelerated teacher education program. The Graduate School of MSU-TCTO also participated on research and development collaboration agreement.
The Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography strives to connect with more institution, universities, agencies and offices both national and international. It is highly encouraged to look for opportunities as there are still other linkages the colleges can participate on. In particular, the forms of linkages mostly encouraged are study and/or faculty exchange agreement, research and development collaboration agreement, partnership conference agreement, information exchange agreement, study and cultural tour programs, study abroad/internship programs, and technical assistance project. As of now, the Office of International Linkages had been in contact with some universities which hope to form partnership with MSU-TCTO. More projects is planned in terms of linkages to help the faculty, staff and even students of MSU-TCTO be exposed and have access to many different facilities, educational tools, and be with knowledgeable individuals who can help them improve.