The Institute of Science is a major research arm of Universiti Teknologi MARA, set up with the aim of enhancing and strengthening the Science and Technology agenda of the university.The research activities at the Institute concentrates on six (6) well established areas, namely Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials,Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Nanomaterials Research, Research & Innovation in Sustainable Energy and Polymer Composites Research & Technology

The interdisciplinary nature of its programme reflects the role of science plays in facilitating developments in other spheres of human activity as well as in forecasting, understanding and measuring the impact of such developments.The research activities are aimed at making important contributions to national and international developments in both single discipline and interdisciplinary science and technology.

Institute of Science has 14 research laboratories drawn together a research team from diverse scientific backgrounds such as Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Energy and Engineering. By facilitating the interaction of scientist from different skills and viewpoints, the Institute allows them to collaboratively apply their research efforts to the resolution of important scientific problems.