SIMAD University managed to elongate its relations   far and wide across the globe. The aim was to surpass the criticisms and challenges that faced the research and education quality of Somalia as a nation that has been faced by civil war for last two decades. Among the international research alliances are as follows:

  1. OPEN UNIVERSITY (MALAYSIA)
  2. SHINAWATRA UNIVERSITY (THAILAND)
  3. MULTIMEDIA UNIVESITY (MALAYSIA)
  4.  KENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
  5.  SUDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

SIMAD is a founding member of Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN). SomaliREN is a member of Ubuntu Alliance, a sub-regional backbone network in Eastern and Southern Africa connecting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to each other and to similar networks on other continents via GEANT, the European research and education backbone network.

SIMAD is a member of Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN).  ASREN is the association of the Arab region National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and strategic partners, that aim to implement, manage and extend sustainable Pan-Arab e-Infrastructures dedicated for the Research and Education communities and to boost scientific research and cooperation in member countries through the provision of world-class e-Infrastructures and E-services.