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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 Top 50 under 50

NOVA University Lisbon is the 15th best in Europe and is among the 50 best universities in the world under 50 years old according to QS Top 50 under 50 rankings which evaluate criteria such as reputation and internationalization.

For the sixth consecutive year, NOVA is the only Portuguese university in this exclusive ranking of the 50 best young universities in the world.

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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).

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

  1. In the Eduniversal - Masters Ranking 2018, NOVA was listed in 24 of the 50 evaluated programs.
  2. Among these programs, NOVA is in the European Top 10 in 19 areas and in the European Top 5 in 13.
  3. NOVA University is the Portuguese leader in 22 of the 24 evaluated areas.
Ranking Eduniversal Masters 2018

Leveraged in the 5 Palmes prestige of Nova SBE (only 35 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 2017

NOVA University Lisbon achieved the highest score of A (Very Good) in 11 indicators of the global U-Multirank 2018, and is thus ranked 10th among public European universities.


Times Higher Education 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.


CWTS Leiden

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

In 2018, NOVA is the Portuguese institution whose scientific articles have the highest impact on a global scale, with 11,8% of all scientific output in the TOP 10% of the most cited publications.

At national level, NOVA also leads in the normalized impact of its output, which is 17% above world average, and is also the number one in terms of research collaboration.