NOVA stands out in the Leiden ranking 2019 by scientific impact, collaboration and gender equality


According to the Leiden ranking 2019, NOVA University Lisbon is the Portuguese institution with the greatest impact in terms of published scientific articles on a global scale, with 12,5% of all scientific production on the TOP 10% of the most cited publications.

The ranking, prepared by CWTS-Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University, analyses the scientific performance of more than 1000 universities on a global scale and takes in consideration the impact of scientific articles, which is measured by the number of citations.

NOVA is also the number one on a national level in terms of collaboration, being the institution that had the greatest collaboration of international partners in published articles.

In regards to the mean normalized citation score (MNCS), NOVA stands 17% above the world average in terms of normalized citation per area.

This year the ranking has a new feature and includes a criterion that analyses the authorship of scientific articles from the gender perspective. Through this angle, NOVA also leads in Portugal with the highest proportion of publications authored by female researchers (50,6%), occupying the 6th and 9th places at European an global levels, respectively.

This result confirms the commitment of NOVA with the Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the United Nations, Gender Equality, which is also corroborated by the participation in the European project SPEAR - Supporting and Implementing Plans for Gender Equality in Academia and Research that began in the first trimester of 2019.