NOVA University with a prominent position in international rankings



Universidade NOVA de Lisboa stands out in the main international rankings. These results acknowledge the efforts developed by NOVA as an institution with internationally competitive research and teaching excellence, able to ensure high levels of professional success to its students.

NOVA University Lisbon achieved the highest score of A (Very Good) in 11 indicators of the global U-Multirank 2018, and is thus ranked10th among public European universities.

NOVA University Lisbon is the 15th best in Europe and is among the 50 best universities in the world under 50 years old according to QS Top 50 under 50 rankings which evaluate criteria such as reputation and internationalization.

NOVA is also in the top 10 of young universities in Europe in the five areas of knowledge evaluated by QS:
- Arts & Humanities (4th position);
- Engineering & Technology: (10th position);
- Life Sciences & Medicine (6th position);
- Natural Sciences (7th  position);
- Social Sciences & Management (7th  position);

For the sixth consecutive year, NOVA is the only Portuguese university in this exclusive ranking of the 50 best young universities in the world.


The Leiden Ranking analyses the scientific performance of more than 1000 universities worldwide.

In 2018, NOVA is the Portuguese institution whose scientific articles have the highest impact on a global scale, with 11,8% of all scientific output in the TOP 10% of the most cited publications.

At national level, NOVA also leads in the normalized impact of its output, which is 17% above world average, and is also the number one in terms of research collaboration.

For the 7th year in a row, NOVA University Lisbon has been featured in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Only 61 European Universities outrank NOVA.

Globally, NOVA is ranked in the 101-150 range.

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) places NOVA at 439º. place after analyzing more than 18 thousand universities in 61 countries.

 The list features only 6 Portuguese universities. NOVA rose 155 places over last year, ranking among the top 500 universities in the world.