Universidade NOVA de Lisboa has a unique set of research and teaching competences in health, in Portugal.
NOVA’s scientific expertise covers a wide range of areas, going from basic research, the molecule, to health policies, on the population and patient’s bedside. A major challenge to Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is to take the significant potential that exists to further development in research, teaching and contribution to society. Increasing general awareness of the activities developed by each research centre and of the interests and competences of the University’s researchers and faculty staff is also a central element to capitalize on this potential.
The programme NOVAhealth defines its mission as to improve internal knowledge and promote collaborations between NOVA’s academic units. Its vision is to achieve both national and international recognition of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa as a leading institution in research and academia.
SYNAPSE Platform: Available soon. Professor Pedro Vieira (FCT) leads the project.
Joint research fellowships: Intend to reinforce health-related research activities between faculties inside of the University. It provides initial financial support to shared projects of researchers from different academic units.
Open call for joint research fellowships. Deadline for applications 3 April 2017. Check:
NOVA opinion: Produced two policy papers about clinical research and health research in Portugal. They will be published and discussed publicly.
NOVAhealth annual research meeting : technical meeting of 1 day devoted to health research produced inside of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. The purpose of the meeting is to disseminate the research developed within NOVA in health-related fields.
Research meetings NOVAhealth: Periodic sessions reporting research with themes selected by researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral) of NOVAhealth. The meetings aim to share knowledge among teachers and researchers about research held in different academic units within NOVA, boosting the development of joint initiatives in the future. Research meetings may be proposed by the coordination of NOVAhealth or by faculty staff and researchers, benefiting from NOVAhealth support. Some meetings are organized in partnership with outside entities operating in the health sector.