Universidade NOVA de Lisboa



Campus de Campolide
1099-085 Lisboa
Phone: +351 213 715 600
Fax: +351 213 715 614


Isabel L. Nunes | Pro-Rector |  sec-ereitoral@unl.pt


Universidade NOVA de Lisboa stands for creativity and innovation. Proud of its youth, as one of the most recent public universities within the Lisbon metropolitan area, NOVA spans through three councils: Lisboa, Almada, Oeiras and soon also through Cascais.

The University's successful participation in Erasmus program since its creation in 1987 also illustrates NOVA's ability to assume itself as a key European Institution. Likewise, the quality of the research practiced - excellent in many areas - is an essential pillar to support the culture of internationalisation that characterises NOVA. In addition to the intense exchange in Europe, NOVA develops substantial cooperation with neighbouring countries of the European Union, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. 

In this context, NOVA actively collaborates in the initiatives promoted by the Portuguese Government, in particular with regard to collaboration with North American universities, such as the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), through master and doctoral programmes and research projects.

The singularity of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa project lies in its respect for the individuality of each Academic Unit, each having acquired its image and prestige within the freedom, diversity and tolerance that have been the guidelines of NOVA. One further aim of the project is the strengthening of the cohesion between Academic Units in order to take the best possible advantage of the synergies that can be generated and developed.

This clear option for a unique but diversified identity, working not only as a network of institutions but also of projects, people and resources, characterises NOVA as a University that is open to the world and willing to take part in the challenges presented in the 21st century.

NOVA has five faculties, three institutes and a school that offer a diversified range of courses in all the domains of knowledge. The NOVA's facts and figures, with information related to courses, research activities, academic and research staff, internationalisation, rankings, students (in and out) and funding can be found here.