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In addition to its role as an institution of excellence in higher education, the NOVA University Lisbon also intends to act as a cultural axis in the city of Lisbon and also as a partner of cultural institutions by relating the content of courses with cultural activities.

With this objective in mind, NOVA promotes the following events:

Festival NOVA Música

NOVA Music Festival

An event that promotes the Portuguese music with a line-up that includes the best emerging talents. This is the first event of this nature organized by a Portuguese University. Since 2012, this festival has been celebrating the beginning of the academic year in NOVA University Lisbon.

Concurso de Bandas NOVA Música

NOVA Music Bands Contest

Incorporated in the NOVA Music Festival and organized by the Culture, Communication and Image Office of SASNOVA, open to solo musicians and bands that include at least one student (or alumni) of NOVA University Lisbon (from first to third cycles, Erasmus or other mobility programs). The winner gets included in the line-up of NOVA Music Festival.

Concurso de Fotografia

Photography Contest

An initiative by the Culture, Communication and Image Office of SASNOVA, open to all students of NOVA (including Erasmus Students and from other mobility programs). This photography contest started in the academic year 2008/2009 and is maintained ever since on a yearly basis.


The Choir of the NOVA University Lisbon was created in 1988 and took its first steps under the direction of Conductor Artur Carneiro. Over the years, the choir has been enriched with members coming from several departments of the University.

Choir of the NOVA University Lisbon

Since 1994 under the direction of Conductor João Valeriano, a committed enthusiast to the musical development of the Choir, we have achieved a level of musical maturity that allows us to approach accompanied music with an increasing level of difficulty, thus enhancing the Choir and ultimately the University.

The musical repertoire of the Choir is large and diverse, spanning several periods and styles, including "a capella" pieces and pieces requiring instrumental or soloists accompaniment, giving us the opportunity to sing with professional musicians.

Coro da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Coro da NOVA)
Choir of the NOVA University Lisbon

Currently, the Choir has about 45 members. Most of them are somehow connected to NOVA University Lisbon – alumni, undergraduate, master or doctorate students, faculty members or staff.

On May 16, 2008, twenty years passed from the creation of the Choir, the growing management needs of its enlarged structure led to the legal constitution of the Association of the Choir of the NOVA University Lisbon.


To register for an audition please e-mail us on coro@unl.pt detailing your name, age, College and University, job and your previous musical or choral experience (if any).


Wednesday, 20.30h - 22.30h, Saturday, 10.30h-13.00h.
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
Campo Mártires da Pátria, 130
1169-056 LISBON


Theatre Groups

Novo Núcleo Teatro

Grupo de Teatro da NOVA

Grupo de Teatro Miguel Torga

Teatro do Ser


Academic Music Groups (known as Tunas académicas)

 Antunia - Tuna de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

TunaMaria - Tuna Feminina da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Real Tuna Académica NeOlisipo - Tuna Mista da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa;

Tuna Médica de Lisboa – Tuna de Medicina da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa e da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Fortuna - Tuna Académica da Nova SBE