The Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (Unicentro) was founded in 1990, in the Midwestern region of Parana State, covering about fifty cities and over one million people. The institutional mission is focused on the knowledge production articulated with the training of critical and creative citizens to intervene and assist in the transformation of the socioeconomic and political contexts of its coverage area.

From the conclusion of this recognition process in 1997, the institution began the expansion process with the implementation of various undergraduate and graduate programs in different knowledge fields. Currently, it offers 49 undergraduate programs (7 which are e-learning programs) and 23 graduate programs (17 which are Master and 6 are Doctoral Degrees) accredited by Capes (Agency for Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and offered in five colleges: College of Exact Sciences and Technology; College of Humanities, Languages and Arts; College of Health Sciences; College of Applied Social Sciences; and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Along with these programs, a large number of researches and community engagement projects have been developed and as well as a positive impact on living and regional health conditions In addition, the institution participates in important global networks that contribute towards the involvement in technological innovation projects, products and patents that can also grant an improvement in people’s lives in general.

As a result scenario, the institutional consolidation process is in full development, becoming evident by the recognition of the community , moreover the official agencies in charge of the High Education policies in Brazil.