Borneo Marine Research Institute has received several national and international recognitions.
Notable among them are:
- Potential Higher Institutional Centre of Excellence (HICoE) in Aquaculture, Ministry of Education Malaysia
- International Ocean Institute’s Focal Point for Malaysia
- Network membership of The Ocean Project
- Membership of International Maritime Club and
- Centre for collaborative research in aquaculture by Kinki University, Japan.
Besides, many foreign institutions accept BMRI as a seat of learning and career enhancement where their staff and students can be placed for pursuing higher studies.