In 26 years, from the start of the Master's program to the end of 2015, 354 Master Thesis defenses and 138 Doctorate Dissertation defenses were carried out, amounting to a total of 492 defenses. Post-doctoral researchers (5 in 2008, 9 in 2009, 15 in 2010, 19 in 2011, 9 in 2012, 12 in 2013 and 18 in 2014) come from prestigious higher education institutions from different Brazilian states or abroad. Researchers and scholars from other domestic and international institutions have been participating in events and research groups and teaching some subjects at the PPGH-UFMG. Our faculty members, in turn, have integrated research groups and events in Brazil and abroad, giving lectures, participating in roundtable debates and presenting papers, and also have been in charge of some courses. PPGH-UFMG graduate students are also involved in these activities of academic dialogue. Faculty and students, in addition, are distinguished authors of books, chapters, articles, and complete texts in proceedings. Among publications directly linked to the PPGH-UFMG, we highlight the magazine Varia Historia, a publication founded in 1985, for which the faculty is responsible, that aims to be a locus of international and multicultural dialogue of researchers from various areas of historical knowledge, and the electronic magazine Temporalidades, created by students in 2009. Among the students' collective initiatives are the Paleography Workshop and the UFMG History Research Meeting (EPHIS), which has been held annually since 2012. In the EPHIS organization, there are also History undergraduate students, reinforcing the integration between the undergraduate and graduate programs. It is worth mentioning that the meetings have had the increasing participation of hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from all over Brazil. The program's broad horizons and the interlocutions it seeks to establish are also evident in its curricular structure, which includes a range of disciplines that entail a diversity of geographical and temporal aspects and, more specifically, of objects and theoretical-methodological perspectives. This diversity is in tune with the movement of historiography and with a cosmopolitan perspective that embraces different themes and approaches, being refractory to all types of regionalism or restricted themes.
Since 1990, CAPES (the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) have recognized the program's consolidation. In the last three triennial evaluations, in 2007, 2010 and 2013, CAPES rated the program as grade 6 (international excellence), and in March 2011 granted its admission into the Program of Academic Excellence, PROEX.