João Sàágua is the Rector of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA), elected on 30 June 2017.

With a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy, he is Full Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA (FCSH / NOVA).

João Sàágua has been teaching at NOVA since 1980, accumulating a long experience as a professor at all levels of teaching - undergraduate, masters and doctorate, not only in Portugal but also abroad.

In addition to an intensive teaching and research activity, João Sàágua also held several management positions, notably at FCSH/NOVA, where he was Director between 2005 and 2013 in accumulation with the Presidency of the Scientific Council (between 2009 and 2013).

From 2014 to 2017, João Sàágua held the post of Vice-Rector of NOVA for the Academic and International Relations areas.