The NOVA School of Science and Technology (NOVA FCT) is one of the three largest and most prestigious schools of Engineering and Sciences in Portugal. It is located 15 minutes away from Lisbon, is renowned for its excellence in research, for the quality of its courses and for the large employability of its graduates (graduates, masters, doctors). 

NOVA FCT, with about 8500 students, it has one of the best university campuses and is distinguished by a culture of excellent teacher-student relationship and an intense academic life with many different cultural and sport activities.

All courses are accredited by the A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and all Engineering courses are recognized by the Order of Engineers, FEANI (Federation of Professional Engineers that unites national engineering associations from 33 European Higher Education Area (EHEA) countries)  and EUR-ACE (European Accredited Engineer).

NOVA FCT is structured in 13 Departments and 16 Research Centers, offering 117 study cycles (19 Bachelor's, 11 Integrated Master's (no applications available for the academic year 2021/2022), 49 Master's and 32 PhDs).

Its scientific production, resulting from the publication of a large number of articles in international scientific journals of great demand and quality, gives it wide international recognition (the value of the scientific production index - SciVal Citation Impact - is 1.35, NOVA FCT is 35% above the world average). This performance allows the Faculty to integrate the main technological university networks, such as the CESAER network and to participate in consortiums with European and US universities, namely MIT, CMU and the University of Texas.

The participation in 9 COLABs and the 17 ERC scholarships obtained by NOVA FCT researchers (the largest concentration of these laboratories and scholarships in Portuguese Universities), demonstrates how the NOVA School of Science and Technology is oriented towards the future and based on vanguard international research.