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.

Times Higher Education Ranking By Subject

TheTimes Higher Education Ranking By Subject 2021, ranks NOVA  first national position in Business and Economics and Arts and Humanities and Top 10 among young European universities founded less than 50 years ago in Business and Economics, Clinical and Health, and Education.

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 2021

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

  • In the Eduniversal - Masters Ranking 2021, NOVA was listed in 25 of the 50 evaluated programmes.
  • Among these programmes, NOVA is in the European Top 10 in 20 areas and in the European Top 5 in 14.
  • NOVA University is the leading Portuguese institution in 23 of the 25 evaluated areas.
Ranking Eduniversal Masters 2021

Leveraged in the 5 Palmes prestige of Nova SBE (only 39 European institutions hold this distinction among the worldwide top 100 Business Schools), 7 Schools from NOVA University have ranked programmes, being clearly the best Portuguese University. From the 25 listed areas:

  • 16 from NOVA School of Business and Economics;
  • 4 from NOVA Information Management School;
  • 2 from NOVA School of Law
  • 1 from NOVA School of Science and Technology;
  • 1 from NOVA School of Public Health;
  • 1 partnership between NOVA’s Information Management School/ School of Public Health/ Medical School and Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
U-Multirank 2021

NOVA University Lisbon achieved the highest score of A (Very Good) in 11 indicators of the global U-Multirank 2021, and is thus ranked 7th among young European universities.


CWTS Leiden

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

In 2021, NOVA is the Portuguese institution whose scientific articles have the highest impact on a global scale, with 12,6% 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 19% 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 (50,1%), occupying the 13th and 16th places at European an global levels, respectively.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

NOVA is the 14th best among young European universities effectively founded less than 50 years ago, and leads prominently at national level.


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:

  • 2nd in SDG 5 (Gender Equality)
  • 5th in SDG 3 (Health and Well-Being)
  • 5th in SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals)
  • 5th in SDG 9 (Industry and Innovation)
  • 8th in SDG 16 (Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions)
Times Higher Education World University Rankings

NOVA is among the top 27 young European universities, founded less than 50 years ago.

QS Graduate Employability Ranking

NOVA is ranked 7th among the public young European universities in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022