New University of Lisbon

New University of Lisbon or NOVA
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
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MottoOmnis Civitas Contra Se Divisa Non Stabit
Motto in English
Any city divided against itself will not remain
Endowment€ 170,283,441 (2016)
RectorJoão Sàágua
Administrative staff
Students19,812 (2016)
Undergraduates12,753 (2016)
Postgraduates4,669 (2016)
1,931 (2016)
Other students
459 (2016)
LocationLisbon, Portugal
CampusMain campus in Campolide, Lisbon and Caparica, Almada. Other smaller facilities in the region of Lisbon.

New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa - pronounced [univɨsiˈdad(ɨ) ˈnɔvɐ dɨ liʒˈboɐ]) or NOVA is a Portuguese university whose Rectorate is located in Campolide, Lisbon. Founded in 1973, it is the youngest of the public universities in the Portuguese capital city, earning its name as the "New" (NOVA) University of Lisbon.

The institution has more than 19,000 students, 1,668[1] professors and 664[2] staff members distributed through five faculties, three institutes and one school, providing a variety of courses in several fields of knowledge.


In 2014, THE-QS World University Rankings has evaluated NOVA as one of the world's best universities being ranked number 312 in the world.[3] NOVA is the only Portuguese university in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, having reached this position for the third year in a row.

The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 placed NOVA as the 89th best university in the world under 50 years old.[4] The results achieved in the main rankings of universities under 50 years have granted NOVA the inclusion in Yerun network (Young European Research Universities Network).

The Nova School of Business and Economics which has expanded and internationalized itself as a global business school, is the only business school in Portugal to have achieved Eduniversal's 5 palmes distinction. It was also classified as #23rd in Europe by the Financial Times ranking for the best Business Schools in Europe in 2015.

NOVA was also highlighted for 100% of its professors having a PhD and its gender and international diversity, with 40% women in the faculty and 29% professors of a foreign nationality.[5]

Nova SBE's Masters of Finance is the #19th best in the world by the Financial Times, the Masters in Economics is the 5th best in the world by Eduniversal rankings, and the 17th best Masters in Management in the world by the Financial Times.