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Universidade Nova de Lisboa

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The Universidade NOVA de Lisboa  is the university of the Lisbon metropolitan area with its teaching and research schools and institutes in the centre of Lisbon, Almada, Oeiras and Cascais. NOVA is a decentralised University; its Faculties and Institutes enjoy a great deal of autonomy. 


Universidade NOVA de Lisboa was founded on the 11th of August 1973, and is the youngest of Lisbon’s three state Universities. During its first years, the University cantered its offerings mainly on graduate and specialist programs, but since the end of 1977 NOVA has been steadily expanding its offerings.


  • 9 Schools
  • 28 Bachelor
  • 12 Integrated Masters 
  • 105 Masters
  • 82 Doctorate 


Research at NOVA has been growing and developing, both at quantitative and qualitative levels. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa hosts 41 Research and Development Units (R&D Units), 15 of which are research partnerships between NOVA and other national institutions.


NOVA has been particularly focused on favoring the employability of its students of all study cycles. The university supports students from the first day and all along the way by giving them access to a set of tools and assisting them with the development of competences for an effective job search using NOVA’s Job Portal as well as benefiting from the career offices that exist in each school.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

  • Lisbon offers around 72 students residences, principally located in the city center, with easy access to the various campuses around the city. Lisbon also boasts numerous internationally acclaimed hostels offering high-quality accommodation at reduced prices.
  • The Social Welfare Services (SASNOVA) have three residence halls with a total of 460 beds for the university students, with priority given to Portuguese scholarship students and foreign students in exchange programs.

Library services

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa has several libraries, included in its schools, which are specialized in a wide variety of thematic fields,.

Together they offer a collection of over 307,000 printed books, 6,388 printed journal titles, over 18,000 e-journal titles, theses and dissertations, 26,300 ebooks and access to bibliographical, statistical and financial databases.

Medical services

The Social Welfare Services of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (SASNOVA) provide students appointments in General Practice, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Nutrition. Appointments are held at Campolide Campus (Alfredo de Sousa Hall of Residence).

Campus life

  • SASNOVA has three canteens and two cafeterias spread over all campuses.
  • The Social Services of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (SASNOVA) have three canteens, with the respective snack bars and cafeterias, located at the university campuses.

Sports facilities

At NOVA students have the opportunity of practicing competitive sports, participating in univeristy competitions of sports such as surf, korfball, tennis, padel, target archery, basketball and athletics.

Student clubs

Students’ associations represent the students of each school of NOVA University and are an essential part of the university life, actively promoting activities that vary from pedagogic and cultural events, sports practice and the provision of services to students.

  • Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
  • Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
  • Nova School of Business and Economics
  • NOVA Medical School/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
  • Faculdade de Direito
  • NOVA Information Management School

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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