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Research at NOVA

Research at NOVA has been growing and developing, both at quantitative and qualitative levels. NOVA University Lisbon hosts 39 Research and Development (R&D) Units, 23 in partnership with other national institutions, with 92% recognized as units of excellence, positioning NOVA among the top 3 national universities with international acclaim.

Check the NOVA Science Magazine 2023 and learn more about the work carried out by the Research and Development Units of NOVA. 

Investigação na NOVA

In 2018, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FC&T) evaluated 87% of the R&D Units of NOVA with “Excellent” or “Very Good”. These results were way above the national average of Portuguese Universities.

Investigação na NOVA

Since the launch of the European Research Council (ERC) Grants programme in 2009, NOVA’s researchers have been awarded a total of 34 grants, placing NOVA as one of the top national institutions.

Investigação na NOVA

The improved performance of NOVA in terms of research can be seen in the international rankings’ scores and positioning. The good results achieved in then main rankings of Universities with less than 50 years, have granted NOVA the inclusion in YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). The goal of YERUN is to have young research universities to cooperate towards increasing the influence of the youngest universities on research policies promoted by the European Union.