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  • Impact Rankings

NOVA University Lisbon ranks 53rd worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021, reflecting its commitment towards a sustainable practice and research across all areas of knowledge.  NOVA ranks second in Portugal, and as a young European university NOVA ranks 6th.

NOVA stands out in the following positions among young European universities in these SDGs:

  • 2nd in SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
  • 5th in SDG 3 (Health and Well-Being)
  • 5th in SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals)
  • 5th in SDG 9 (Industry and Innovation)
  • 8th in SDG 16 (Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)




NOVA 4 The Globe seeks to enhance the societal impact of NOVA University in the community and to facilitate its organizational transformation towards sustainable best practices.

It follows three axes of action anchored in the excellence of the scientific knowledge, innovation, and competences produced at NOVA. 

  • Community Engagement

To promote knowledge and technology transfer, capacity building, and outreach activities, collaborating with universities, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. To stimulate community engagement, particularly focused in southern Portugal and Portuguese-speaking world. To facilitate organizational transformation towards sustainability.

  • Research

To facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, fostering concerted actions also involving other academic and non academic institutions, to better relate research and innovation to society and citizens' needs.

  • Education

To stimulate the integration of interdisciplinarity and sustainability in all study cycles and educational programmes, shaping talent towards a stronger commitment to the planet and engaging students with local and regional communities.


NOVA 4 The Globe’s activity is anchored in two important metrics that guide its action:

  • Impact | Reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), its targets and indicators.
  • Relevance | Reflected by NOVA’s position in Sustainability and Impact rankings.


NOVA 4 The Globe's activity is developed according to NOVA University Lisbon's Sustainability Policy!