The NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) is the School of Statistics and Information Management of the New University of Lisbon (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa). With a reputation for excellence in various levels of education, NOVA IMS creates managers trained to lead and guide the compilation, analysis, exploration and use of information in order to improve the decision-making process in organizations.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Excellence in teaching, learning and research.
  • Has the 1st Bachelor Degree in Europe accrediated in Information Systems by ABET.
  • Encourages academic freedom, creative initiative, knowledge exchange and wider discussion of relevant topics amongst its teaching staff and students.



The NOVA IMS University was created in 1989 in response to a large number of graduates who specialized in Information Management and the growing need for the use of new information technologies.


The degrees and programs offered by NOVA IMS aim to train high-level managers prepared to meet the challenges of the open, globalized and competitive world, in which we operate, and perform the new roles that the information society has created.


NOVA IMS intends to increase the number of high level researchers, both assistants and full time, in its research centre. This objective can be achieved by expanding the Doctoral Programme and by incentives that encourage excellence in investigation. These two initiatives will contribute to a greater visibility of the research in recognized international scientific publications. The research centre will seek to increase the financial return from investigation and development contracts.

MagIC is the NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) research and development center. Its main objective is to contribute to the advance of the field of Information Management.


Choosing NOVA IMS is choosing an unforgettable and stimulating training where courses are characterized by their innovative spirit and orientation to the market needs, being this translated in professional success.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)


Student services

We are proud to have a team which takes care of all aspects of academic life and that is quick to respond to any queries that our students may have.

The Students’ Support Office (SSO) is an independent structure that works with the NOVA IMS Management and the Degree’s Coordinators, in order to strength the relationship between the NOVA IMS and its Students. All the problems and commentaries, from the smallest to the significant ones, are in the sphere of activity of this office.

This office zeal for the students interests, ensuring that their problems, needs, claims, suggestions and opinions are heard and have the needed follow-up inside the NOVA IMS structure.

Housing services

The NOVA IMS University offers accommodation in Student Residences.

The University has three student residences: two are located in Lisbon – Alfredo de Sousa Residence and Residence Lumiar, and one in Costa de Caparica – Residence Fraústo da Silva. These residences host Portuguese scholarship students and foreign students of exchange programs.

Library services

Specialized in the areas of Statistics and Information Management, NOVA IMS Library aims to provide students, teachers and researchers access to documentation and information necessary for the development of their scientific and academic activities.

Here you can access about 5,000 books, theses and dissertations in paper and electronic version.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campolide Campus is a university campus where some of the faculties of the New University of Lisbon can be found. The NSBE, the Faculty of Law and the NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS). Besides the faculties, the Rectorate of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa is also situated here, together with Social Welfare Services (SAS – UNL) and the Alfredo de Sousa Hall of Residence. The Campolide Campus is a wide and pleasant area, promoting well–being between the students and the university.


  • NOVA IMS' programs are accredited by A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education)
  • The European Master of Science in Information Systems Management is accredited by AACBS
  • NOVA IMS has the 1st Bachelor Degree in Europe accredited in Information Systems by ABET
  • Accreditated by United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)

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