The Rector is the highest body of government and external representation of the university, with responsibility for carrying out the policy of the institution and the presidency of the Management Council.
Represents the Rector in his absence. Coordinates financial area and articulation between Academic Units related to the health area
Coordinates scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as NOVA doctoral school development.
Coordinates international relations and european projects management where NOVA participates, namely the Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. He also coordinates academic examinations and competitions.
Coordinates strategic planning and computer network.
Coordinates legal area and activities related to Students' Council, and also colaborates in the coordination of academic examinations and competitions.
Coordinates heritage area, construction, maintenance and green spaces.
Coordinates communications and institutional image, including the development of technological resources, and intra and inter institutional cooperation projects in e-learning.
Coordinates academic management area, teaching quality and employment.
Coordinates Doctoral School and Teachers' Professional Development Unit.