In the last decade, the international actions at Unicentro had a considerable growth, stimulated by the institutional expansion: a 418% increase in the number of teachers; a 326% increase in the number of research projects; increase of 466% of research projects with financial support (only in the last 5 years); an increase of 108% in extension projects, a 212% increase of the investments by development agencies in the university’s outreach programs; and creation of 21 postgraduate programs, including 16 Master and 5 Doctoral degrees.

As these numbers successivelly increased, Unicentro expanded its expertise. This allowed for the university to submit to calls for proposals by governmental institutions, such as the Agency for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Ministry of Education (MEC), the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCTIC), and also by agencies from the Parana State as, for instance, the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Higher Education (SETI), the Special Secretariat for Strategic Affairs (SEAE) and the Araucária Foundation for Support of the Scientific and Technological Development of the Parana State.

Through these calls, Unicentro has participated in different International Cooperation Programs.