Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Universidade Nova de Lisboa logo.png
Motto Omnis Civitas Contra Se Divisa Non Stabit
Motto in English All the city divided against itself will not remain
Established 1973
Type Public
Rector António Rendas
Students 15,218 (2008)[1]
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Campus Main campus in Campolide, Lisbon and Caparica, Almada. Other smaller facilities in the region of Lisbon.
Colours Green and White         
Website http://www.unl.pt/

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa (pronounced: [univɨsiˈdad(ɨ) ˈnɔvɐ dɨ liʒˈboɐ]) or NOVA is a Portuguese public university established in 1973, in Lisbon. In Portuguese, the name of the University means "New University of Lisbon" and it reflects the fact of being the youngest of the three public universities of Lisbon. The University is commonly referred to, and is now officially branded, as NOVA (Portuguese for "new").

Since 2006, the THE-QS World University Rankings has ranked NOVA as one of the world's 500 best universities. The university is especially strong in the fields of business, economics and law, being ranked number 245 in the world in 2008,[2] as well as in the arts and humanities fields. The faculty of science and technology (FCT) of Nova are increasingly being recognized for their research and achievements.[according to whom?]


The Universidade Nova de Lisboa was created in 1973 as part of a program of expansion and diversification in higher education in Portugal and was a response to ever an increasing demand for higher education in the city and surrounding areas of Lisbon.

Presidency Building

During its first years, the University offered mainly graduate and specialist programs. Since the end of 1977, when the first regular programs started, the NOVA has been expanding steadily.


NOVA, as well as its units, enjoys scientific, academic and administrative autonomy and, as a state institution, is mainly funded by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.

In 2005, the University had about 14,000 students, including 12,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate; about 57% are women and 4% are foreign students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and 57 graduate programs.

NOVA is not confined to one single campus. Its five faculties and four university institutes are located in various sites in and outside Lisbon. The buildings for the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Institute for Statistics and Information Management, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and the Rectory, are located in several places in the city of Lisbon.

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Whereas, the Faculty of Sciences and Technology is located in a large campus a few kilometers away from Lisbon on the south side of the Tagus river at Monte de Caparica and the Institute for Chemical and Biological Technology is also only a few kilometers away from the capital at Oeiras.

The Welfare Students Services are located near the Rectory and supervise financial aid to the students, four faculty canteens and four university residences.


NOVA schools offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

Governing Bodies[edit]

University Assembly: the University's highest representative body. Elects the Rector and revises the University statutes. There are 218 elected members

Rector: presides over the University and represents it in its external relations. Chairs the representative boards and is assisted by the Vice-Rectors and Pro-Rectors.

Senate: the most important central decision making body in academic self-government. Includes representatives of academic units, of personnel groups and students. There are 50 members.

Administrative Board: decides on administrative and business policy

Advisory council: Rector's consultative body to foster links among university and community.

The Lisbon MBA[edit]

The Lisbon MBA is a partnership between Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and NOVA. The partnership includes a Full Time One year MBA, in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management and a Part Time MBA. The two Universities that offer this MBA program hold the triple crown accreditation namely AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

Notable Professors and Students[edit]

People who have been awarded a degree by the Nova University of Lisbon or otherwise have attended or lectured in this university, include:

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°44′01″N 9°09′37″W / 38.73361°N 9.16028°W / 38.73361; -9.16028