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NOVA University Lisbon mourns the death of Professor José António Girão

A prominent figure in our academic community, he was a professor at Nova SBE and Vice-Rector of the University, where he promoted the development of the field of entrepreneurship.   

“The NOVA University Lisbon joins the vote of condolence of NOVA SBE, which fully endorses and highlights the role that Professor José António Girão had as Vice-Rector of the University between 2003 and 2006.”

The Rector of NOVA, João Sàágua, thus joins the Dean of the Nova School of Business and Economics, Pedro Oliveira, in expressing his sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Professor José António Girão at this time of mourning.   

José António Girão was part of the founding committee of Nova SBE, which was the real driving force behind a new chapter in the history of education in Portugal and was honoured by the school in January this year. He was also President of the Scientific Council of this institution. 

As the director of Nova SBE recalled, in the note already published, José António Girão was always guided by positivism and the search for solutions rather than problems.  "We will never have enough words to thank you for your commitment and dedication to this house".