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SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG 16 - Peace,Justice and Strong Institutions

Nova University Lisbon contributes to tackle the SDG 16 leading by example, promoting organizacional best practices related to governance. The General Council is the body of strategic decision and supervision and consists of 27 members including teaching staff and researchers, students, non-academic and non-research staff member, and external members of recognised merit with no connection to NOVA. NOVA Community is also a determinant pillar of its action collaborating at a local, national, and global levels towards peace and justice. Through its Academic Units it offers specialized courses, general education, upskilling and capacity-building to policy and lawmakers on relevant topics including economics, law, technology, climate change.

- Public Information:

          - Statutes

          - Activity and Financial Reports

          - Risk Management Plan for Corruption and Related Offenses

          - Other legislation

          - General Council

- Policies:

          - Teaching and Research policy



  • The International Security Management Knowledge Alliance (ISM-KA) aims at creating sustainable and concrete resources and structures to foster international security collaborations. Deliverables of ISM-KA will be a Horizon Scanning Tool for security threats/development, an exchange/knowledge platform for public and private security experts (Security Multilogue Platform) and the creation of a multi-disciplinary, sectoral based accredited Master Programme, including security issues related MOOC’s for an outreach to the wider public. The main purposeof the the Alliance is to establish an international learning, teaching and knowledge-sharing environment, which contributes to the development and professionalization of leadership, innovation and operational proficiency in the field of international safety and security.
  • Protection of children rights is an interdisciplinary and cross-cutting issue therefore it requires a holistic approach focusing on the best interest of the child. The Chair of the CRC Policy Centre Programme, hold by the Law School, gathers professionals from the academic field who are committed to the promotion, protection and provision of children rights in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and provides a unique platform for exchange of knowledge, capacity-building and advocacy.



NOVA's 9 Academic Units develop programs and initiatives with direct impact in our community. Get in touch, participate!

Description Calendar | Academic Unit

Aqueduto das Águas Livres Project

Sensibilizes undersgratuate students to the value of rules and the importance of law in our society.

Annual | NOVA School of Law


Migration & Security


2019 | NOVA School of Law



NOVA contributes significantly to the research into the area of SDG16. Learn more about the following research projects:

NOVA is a full member of ANSER, an international research platform fostering interaction and knowledge sharing between academics, NGOs and policy makers on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Strengthening capacity for health research ethics review in Lusophone African Countries by enhancing the efficiency of clinical/health research applications reviews, promoting collaborative/ networking activities in research ethics in Lusophone Countries, and sharing good practices.





NOVA University Lisbon has a strong formative offer, distinguished by quality and variety, linked to the SDGs. It supports the integration of interdisciplinarity and sustainability in all our study cycles.



SDG16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Master in in Law and Security (FD)

Master in Migration, Inter-ethnicity and Transnationalism (FCSH)

Post-Graduation in Globalization, Diplomacy and Security (FCSH)



Contribution for SDG 16 in 2019:

Number of total graduates from law and enforcement related courses 201