pixel Rankings | Universidade NOVA de Lisboa


Universidade NOVA de Lisboa stands out in the main international rankings. These results acknowledge the efforts developed by NOVA as an institution with internationally competitive research and teaching excellence, able to ensure high levels of professional success to its students.

QS World University Rankings

NOVA was ranked in the top 9 in Europe in the QS World University Rankings 2021 among universities founded less than 50 years ago.

QS under 50

According to the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is in 8th place among young European universities, founded less than 50 years ago

QS Top 50 under 50

NOVA is in the top 8 of young universities in Europe in the five areas of knowledge evaluated by QS:
- Arts & Humanities (6th position);
- Engineering & Technology: (8th position);
- Life Sciences & Medicine (7th position);
- Natural Sciences (5th  position);
- Social Sciences & Management (7th  position).

Ranking Eduniversal Masters 2019

Eduniversal classifies every year Management programs at the Masters level from the world's top Universities. This year:

  1. In the Eduniversal - Masters Ranking 2019, NOVA was listed in 24 of the 50 evaluated programs.
  2. Among these programs, NOVA is in the European Top 10 in 21 areas and in the European Top 5 in 15.
  3. NOVA University is the Portuguese leader in 22 of the 24 evaluated areas.
Ranking Eduniversal Masters 2019

Leveraged in the 5 Palmes prestige of Nova SBE (only 39 European institutions hold this distinction among the worldwide top 100 Business Schools), 5 Schools from NOVA University have ranked programs, being clearly the best Portuguese University. From the 24 listed areas:

- 14 from NOVA School of Business and Economics;
-  6 from NOVA Information Management School;
- 1 partnership between NOVA Information Management School/ NOVA Law School;
- 1 from NOVA Law School;
- 1 from NOVA School of Science and Technology;
- 1 from NOVA School of Public Health.

U-Multirank 2020

NOVA University Lisbon achieved the highest score of A (Very Good) in 13 indicators of the global U-Multirank 2020, and is thus ranked 8th among young European universities.


CWTS Leiden

The Leiden Ranking analyses the scientific performance of more than 1000 universities worldwide.

In 2019, NOVA is the Portuguese institution whose scientific articles have the highest impact on a global scale, with 12,5% of all scientific output in the TOP 10% of the most cited publications.

At the national level, NOVA also leads in the normalized impact of its output, which is 20% above world average, and is also the number one in terms of research collaboration.

NOVA also leads in Portugal with the highest proportion of publications authored by female researchers (50,6%), occupying the 6th and 9th places at European an global levels, respectively.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

For the 7th year in a row, NOVA University Lisbon has been featured in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Only 61 European Universities outrank NOVA.

Globally, NOVA is ranked in the 101-150 range.


Times Higher Education Teaching Rankings

NOVA is in the Top 4 in Europe among young universities and leads at national level according to the Times Higher Education Teaching Rankings.

THE Impact Rankings

TheTimes Higher Education University Impact Rankings monitor the performance of universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). NOVA ranks in the following positions among young European institutions:

- 6th in SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure;
- 6th in SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong institutions; 
- 13th in SDG 5 - Gender Equality; 
- 19th in SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals; 
- 20th in SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities;
- 23rd in SDG 3 - Health; 
- 23rd in SDG 4 - Quality Education.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

NOVA is ranked 1st place in Portugal and among the top 25 young European universities, founded less than 50 years ago.

Shanghai Academic Ranking 2019

NOVA rose to the 401-500 range in the Shanghai Academic Ranking 2019.  The academic excellence of NOVA is confirmed by the rise in the 3 Research indicators.

QS Graduate Employability Ranking

NOVA is ranked 13th among the public young European universities in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020