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SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8 - Decent work and Economic Growth

Nova University Lisbon contributes to tackle the SDG 8. It supports tourism, an important pillar of the portuguese economy, and entrepreneurship, promoting decent job creation, creativity and innovation (entreprepreneurship at NOVA is developed in the context of SDG 9). NOVA protects labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all its employees.



  • Social Data is a project of the Observatory for Living and Working Conditions/Nova4Globe for the scientific dissemination of interdisciplinary data on work, sustainability, social inequality, health, and living conditions in Portugal. Social Data promotes partnerships with various institutions, in order to carry out scientific studies, contribute to their dissemination and make social data related to living and working conditions in Portugal public and freely accessible.


  • With excellence, innovation and impact at the core of its mission, Westmont Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (WITH), will bring a unique offering by combining practical hospitality knowledge within an academic and entrepreneurial setting. WITH will be a knowledge-based platform located at the Nova SBE Carcavelos campus to diversify the school’s ecosystem by providing young professionals and executives strong skills for the future. 
  • NOVA University Lisbon, through its NOVA Hospitality and Tourism platform, joins the project “Sustainable tourism: a better future for [with] all” of Turismo de Portugal, aiming to contribute to the response of the tourism sector to the urgency of the sustainability challenges defined on a global, European and national scale.
  • The Inclusive Recruitment Process has been designed to allow people with disabilities better access to job market opportunities and companies to hire disabled employees through a specialized service. To ensure that the market mechanism that was created worked, the Inclusive Community Forum challenged several Portuguese companies to publicly commit to the inclusion of people with disabilities in their organizations.



NOVA's 9 Academic Units develop programs and initiatives with direct impact in our community. Get in touch, participate!

Description Calendar | Academic Unit

Economic Development in Africa

NOVAfrica Conference

2019 | Nova SBE

Human resources in Health

Chapter of the 2018 Primavera Report by the Health Systems Portuguese Observatory.

2018 | IHMT NOVA

Sustainability and Equity in Health

2017 Primavera Report by the Health Systems Portuguese Observatory.

2017 | ENSP-NOVA



NOVA contributes significantly to the research into the area of SDG8. Learn more about the following research project:

This project assesses how working conditions at home and its link with wellbeing varies with workers’ skills and status, in order to address the possible impact on inequalities. This project is also key for companies to understand the impact of teleworking on workers’ satisfaction and productivity, helping them design the most adequate working environment.

The aim of this research project is to provide experimental evidence on the mechanisms and possible solutions to increase the productivity of entrepreneurship and transforming micro-enterprises into SMEs in Mozambique.









NOVA University Lisbon has a strong formative offer, distinguished by quality and variety, linked to the SDGs. It supports the integration of interdisciplinarity and sustainability in all our study cycles.



SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

PhD in Tropical Knowledge and Management (SBE, IHMT)



Contribution for SDG 8 in 2019:

Number of employees 2056.48
    - Academic staff 1359.48
        - STEM 537.16
        - Medicine 284.07
        - Arts & Humanities / Social sciences 538.25