Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) is a public higher education institution with a mission to serve the society through knowledge and education on a local, regional and global level. It is located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Moreover, UNL is committed to the construction of the European HE and its courses are organised under the principles of the Bologna Agreement. This institution includes, besides the Rectorate, 5 Faculties (Science & Technology; Social & Human Sciences; Business & Economics; Medical Sciences; Law), 3 Institutes (Tropical Medicine; Technology & Biochemistry; Statistics & Information Management) and 1 School of Public Health, it offers degrees, BSc , MSc, PhD courses) and postgraduate courses, covering various fields of knowledge. UNL has 41 R&D Units that were overall rated as best in the country (16 R&D Units with Exceptional and Excellent, and more 14 with Very Good).

Furthermore, UNL has around 20077 students, 1716 academics, and 670 non-academic staff. It has a governance system unique in Portugal, where the Rector (and the Vice-Rectors) meet directly with the Deans of the Schools in order to make all the important strategic decisions for the University. 

This institution is among the 50 best universities in the world under 50 years old according to QS rankings. In addition, it is also in the top 10 of young universities in Europe. In addition, it is an active member of several university networks: UNICA, YERUN, EUA and CESAER.

Finally, UNL has consolidated experience within European programs: Tempus, Erasmus+, ERC Grants, H2020. It is also actively involved in cooperation with American, African and Asian universities. These partnerships and programs are being successfully implemented with the participation of UNL, strengthening and expanding the initiatives of joint degrees, and also of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness. This is done through international mobility exchange of both academics (professors and researchers) and students (undergraduate and graduate).