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NOVA University Lisbon and University of São Paulo sign agreement for strategic academic cooperation  

The joint venture will promote the exchange of teachers, researchers, students and staff of the two institutions, in a partnership that aims to extend to the whole of Latin America

 NOVA University Lisbon and the University of São Paulo (USP) signed this week an agreement for academic cooperation, in a ceremony that took place in Brazil, in front of leaders of both universities.   

This is a partnership that provides for greater collaboration and exchange of professors, researchers, students and staff from both institutions.    

"This is the meeting of two universities that already know each other and have several occasional protocols", highlighted the Rector of NOVA, João Sàágua. "Now, we will sign a more institutional protocol, showing that there is a firm commitment to deepen and develop a second level of collaboration."   

For his part, the Rector of USP, Carlos Gilberto Carlotti Junior highlighted the priorities of innovation and sustainable development, which also meet NOVA's commitment to social and environmental responsibility. "We have a very similar agenda and for sure we can strengthen our partnerships in the coming years," he said.  

Now, a workshop is already planned in 2023 with the participation of Portuguese and Brazilian researchers in related areas and the intention is also on the table that, in the future, the two universities will establish programmes that grant university degrees.  

It should be noted that NOVA and USP have regular partnerships and had already signed 16 agreements that, in the last ten years, resulted in 944 joint scientific productions in areas such as Physics, Astronomy, Medicine and Engineering.  

Created in 1934, USP is a public university with more than 58 thousand students, being responsible for more than 20% of Brazilian scientific production. In the recent ranking prepared by QS World University Rankings, it was considered the best university in Brazil and the second best in all of Latin America.