Universidade NOVA de Lisboa was founded on the 11th of August 1973, and is the youngest of Lisbon’s three state Universities.
Teaching of excellence, with a growing emphasis in the second and third cycles, but based on solid primary cycle levels, through competitive academic programmes at national and international level, praising merit as the essential measure of assessment.
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa has a unique set of research and teaching competences in health, in Portugal.
NOVA’s scientific expertise covers a wide range of areas, going from basic research, the molecule, to health policies, on the population and patient’s bedside. A major challenge to Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is to take the significant potential that exists to further development in research, teaching and contribution to society. Increasing general awareness of the activities developed by each research centre and of the interests and competences of the University’s researchers and faculty staff is also a central element to capitalize on this potential.
The ObipNova - Observatory of Graduates’ Transitions into Work at NOVA was launched in 2010. It is an initiative of the Rectory and all the schools are involved. The general aim of ObipNova is producing information that is:
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at Universidade Nova de Lisboa!
SASNOVA have three residences available for the Portuguese and foreign scholarship-holders:
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa has several Libraries and Documentation Centres scattered through the different academic units. You can find the addresses in the “Practical Information” section of each academic unit in this guide.
In addition to these, Lisbon offers a wide number of libraries where you can find books and other educational material in several languages.
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).
The six academic units of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, that award first cycle degrees, have Students' Unions (Associações de Estudantes – AE).
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