Unisinos labors to keep developing research, technology and innovation each year. The university's major strategic goal is the growth through academic excellence, deploying efforts for raising funds among partners to consolidate the research groups and to contribute to regional development.
There are 25 graduate programs, 14 of them with Doctoral programs, about 100 research groups, and more than 300 ongoing research projects.
Some graduate programs of the university work with the technological park Tecnosinos, located at Unisinos campus in Sao Leopoldo. The tech park hosts about 75 technology-based companies with extensive liaison of the university's applied research. Tecnosinos was awarded the best tech park in Brazil in 2010.
In addition, masters and Ph.D candidates can find at Unisinos an environment of opportunities which enables them to engage in activities and participate in national and international scientific events that are held by the university.
Strongly linked to research and structured with high technology equipment, Unisinos’ technological institutes (itts) act as partners of companies and organizations.
They reinforce the strategic approach of the institution on technological support services to companies and organizations in order to foster research, development and innovation, besides forming highly technical specialized personnel.
Unisinos has the itt Fuse (Functional Safety and Tests Tecnhnological Institute), itt Performance (Performance and Civil Construction Technological Institute), itt Fossil (Micropaleontology Technological Institute), and itt Nutrifor (Foods for Health Technological Institute).