It was with deep regret that Universidade NOVA de Lisboa received the news of the passing of Jorge Sampaio.
For the Rector of NOVA, João Sàágua, "Portugal has lost today a reference of our democracy. A great humanist, Jorge Sampaio dedicated his life to the public cause and the defense of the common good. His permanent concern with the situation of the most vulnerable led him to create an organization in Portugal that takes care of refugees, with which NOVA has been working actively".
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa presents its most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the former President of the Republic.