Universiti Brunei Darussalam continuously strives towards becoming a research active University. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in research funding and infrastructure development. In parallel, many active research projects and productive international collaborations have been initiated.

An Office of Research and Innovation was established in 2014. Among its functions are to foster a vibrant research culture and to oversee all research activities of the university. This includes research governance, fostering industry partnerships and internationalization. It also further develops and translates knowledge creation and inventions into practical real world applications, through technology transfer via patenting and commercialisation.