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NOVA Day is on the 29th of November. Join us!

On 29 November at 16:30, the NOVA Day celebration will take place to mark the 50th anniversary of NOVA. 

At this event there will be a review of 50 years of history, but also a look to the future, reinforcing NOVA's commitment as a Global, Civic and Sustainable University.

The Rector invites all members of the academic community, alumni, partners and the general public to participate in this unique celebration.   

Registration here!


The ceremony will be preceded, at 15:30, by the inauguration of the work commemorating NOVA's 50th anniversary, the play Untitled (Bodies of Water) by Maria Ana Vasco Costa. 






  • Speech by the Rector, Prof. Doctor João Sàágua: "The future of NOVA".
  • Allocation of the Pedagogical Innovation Awards 2022 and 2023 
  • Presentation by students representing the team that won the Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge awarded by Amazon
  • Musical moment by the NOVA FCSH choir
  • Investiture of new doctors of NOVA FCT, NOVA FCSH, Nova SBE, NMS and NOVA School of Law
  • Musical moment by the NOVA FCSH choir
  • Speech by Prof. Doctor Carolina Santos from ENSP NOVA
  • Presentation by Doctor Pedro Matos Pereira, Associate Researcher ITQB NOVA - "Future Challenges in Life Sciences".
  • Musical performance by the NOVA choir
  • Investiture of the new doctors of IHMT NOVA, NOVA IMS, ITQB NOVA and ENSP NOVA
  • Musical moment of the NOVA choir
  • The intervention of Prof. Doctor Alex Armand - 1st ERC in Economics in Portugal
  • The intervention of Prof. Doctor Cristina Brito - ERC 4-Oceans
  • Closing of the ceremony with the Academic Parade
  • 19h00 | Cocktail in the Lobby


See the full programme of the NOVA 50th Anniversary Celebrations here