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NOVA 4 the Globe - Mission and Ambition

  • To promote and communicate NOVA’s performance as a leading University committing to sustainable development, contributing to positive behavioral changes and facilitating relevant partnerships with other institutions
  • To promote collaboration between NOVA’s different research fields and schools guided by missions and embracing the UN’s 2030 Agenda Goals for Sustainable Development from a knowledge-creation point of view and with an interdisciplinary approach.
  • To play a significant role in a set of international networks that combine, under the UN’s 2030 Agenda Goals for Sustainable Development, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and initiatives with a high level of social and economic impact

NOVA 4 the Globe

In accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we recognize our role as a higher education institution to take an active part as an agent of transformation in three areas:

  • Education/Teaching – promote the integration of interdisciplinarity and sustainability in all our study cycles and educational programmes. 
  • Research – increase mission-oriented research activity guided by the 2030 Agenda, that promotes global collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
  • Value creation/Impact/Society – promote knowledge and technology transfer, capacity building, outreach activities and policy development guided by the SDGs through collaboration with the government, national and international partners and NGOs.

Check NOVA's contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

To support the NOVA 4 the Globe initiative, in each one of NOVA’s academic units there is a responsible, committed to the implementation of sustainability in each Campus.

NOVA 4 the Globe - General Contact

Joana Guedes, PhD

Email: joana.guedes@unl.pt

If you are interested in receiving communications from us (info about calls, events, invites for workshops, etc.) please e-mail Joana Guedes.


NOVA highly ranked in one of the the most prestigious ranking worldwide for Sustainability

The Times Higher Education (THE), the most prestigious ranking worldwide, ranked NOVA with important classifications in the assessement of universities performance against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2020 results show a good performance by NOVA among Young Universities, namely in SDG9 "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure", SDG16 "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions" and SDG5 "Gender Equality".

NOVA joins the Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 commitment

NOVA has joined the Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 - Lisbon Climate Action 2030 commitment. The Rector of NOVA, Professor João Sàágua, attended the official accession ceremony, responding to the challenge launched by the City Council of Lisbon reinforcing its commitment to the UN's SDGs. This initiative brings together about 200 entities, including companies, schools and institutions, around the principles of the Lisbon European Green Capital 2020. In total, more than 2100 actions will be implemented -from waste reduction and separation to sustainable mobility or energy-saving, this will be a joint effort towards environmental sustainability in the city.

Cerimónia de Adesão ao Compromisso Lisboa Capital Verde Europeia 2020
Photo: Américo Simas Coelho | CML

NOVA's Campolide Campus joins the international movement #ClimateStrike

Similarly to many global universities, NOVA University Lisbon brought together students, staff, researchers, and faculty at the Campolide Campus on September 27, 2019 for a group photo for Environmental Sustainability. This initiative is part of the #ClimateStrike movement. For a more sustainable NOVA! #Sustainability # NOVA4theGlobe 

Climate Strike
NOVA University Lisbon Rectorate

FCT NOVA presents its new Sustainability webpage that wants to involve everyone in building a Sustainable Campus.  SDG11|SDG12


Research in Asia

Research in Latin America

Research in Europe

Research in Africa

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