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The foundation year of NOVA Cairo 

The adventure of launching the first Portuguese campus outside the national territory is starting, with the beginning of the foundation programme, dedicated to pre-university students  

From October 2nd onwards, a whole other life abroad begins for NOVA. That’s when the doors of NOVA Cairo's facilities officially opened to receive its first students, enrolled in the foundation programme.   

Dedicated to pre-university education, this first offer of NOVA Cairo aims to help students adapt to European higher education, both academically and culturally. 

Offered with the same accuracy and excellence, national accreditation and European standards, the foundation programme of NOVA Cairo will be taught at The Knowledge Hub, a campus raised in the region of Egypt's new administrative capital.   

With this step, NOVA becomes the first and only Portuguese university with a campus outside the country. This pioneering initiative is part of the internationalization strategy of the University, particularly for the Mediterranean Africa region.   

Within this framework, NOVA is noteworthy at the global conference of EDUNIVERSAL - a university classification company responsible for the annual ranking of business schools in more than 150 countries.  

Promoted by the American University of Cairo, the main speaker will be the Vice-Rector of NOVA for Education and International Development, João Amaro de Matos, with the topic "Challenges and opportunities of partnering with the mother university: the example of Nova Cairo", in the panel "The future of internationalisation for Business Schools". The event also includes the participation of the Director of NOVA Cairo, Francisco Caramelo.    

NOVA Cairo will also host, on December 6 and 7, the QS Reimagine Education Awards and Conference, which, for the first time, will be held outside London.  Organised by QS Quacquarelli Symonds (responsible for the prestigious World University Rankings), the conference is open to innovative projects in education and the awards, recognised as the Oscars of Education, are the most extensive global awards programme for teaching and learning.   

The event will feature also the presentation of NOVA's new strategy for Education, to be deployed at the university until 2025, which is the outcome of a whole first semester devoted to pedagogical innovation.