João Sàágua is the Rector of NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA), position for which he has been re-elected on 16 July 2021.
With a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy, he is Full Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA (FCSH/NOVA).
João Sàágua has been teaching at NOVA since 1980, accumulating a long experience as a professor at all levels of teaching - undergraduate, masters and doctoral, not only in Portugal but also abroad.
In addition to an intensive teaching and research activity, João Sàágua also held several management positions, notably at FCSH/NOVA, where he was Director between 2005 and 2013 and President of the Scientific Council (between 2009 and 2013).
From 2014 to 2017, João Sàágua held the post of Vice-Rector of NOVA for the Academic and International Relations areas.