NOVA University Lisbon is a public higher education institution. Its mission is to serve society at local, regional and global levels, by advancing and disseminating knowledge and understanding among cultures, societies and people.
Located in Lisbon, NOVA is a young, comprehensive, European university. It develops activities across a broad range of areas from engineering and technology to humanities, medicine, health and life sciences, economics and management, social sciences, law, and information and data science.
NOVA is a global and civic University. Global since its teaching and research follow an international agenda with a quality well recognized by its partners overseas; and civic, because it is committed to the development of society, culture and economy of the Lisbon metropolitan area, of the country, of Europe and also of the Portuguese-speaking countries, reinforcing centuries of common history.
The recognition of its quality, both in teaching and research, ensured by international accreditations and high positions in prestigious rankings in all areas of knowledge among young European Universities, guarantees the participation in important international academic networks.
Delivering high quality training at all levels of education that ensures the preference of employers and the success of graduates in the job market is a key priority for NOVA. It is also a priority to develop top-notch research contributing to tackle major societal challenges, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal. This is expressed by the international funding of its research and cooperation development, in order to contribute for this particular agenda.
With 9 academic units, more than 21,000 students and 2,500 teaching staff and researchers, and over 3,400 international students from 110 nationalities enrolled in its programmes, NOVA stands out for its comprehensive nature, internationalization culture in teaching, research and in its commitment to the major challenges of society.