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João Sàágua

João Sàágua

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.

The Rector is the highest body of government and external representation of the university, with responsibility for carrying out the policy of the institution and the presidency of the Management Council.