NOVA University Lisbon celebrates its 50th anniversary on 29 November


On 29 November at 4.30 p.m, the NOVA Day celebration will take place to mark the 50th anniversary of NOVA.

At this event there will be a review of 50 years of history, but also a look to the future, reaffirming NOVA's commitment to innovation, globalisation, citizenship and sustainability. 

The Rector invites all members of the academic community, alumni, partners and the general public to participate in this unique celebration.   

Registration here!

 The ceremony will be preceded, at 15:30, by the inauguration of the work commemorating NOVA's 50th anniversary, the play Untitled (Bodies of Water) by Maria Ana Vasco Costa. 




Speech by the Rector, Prof. Doctor João Sàágua: "The Future of NOVA". 

 NOVA Talent Intervention 

 Rafael Ferreira, Diogo Tavares, Diogo Silva, Rodrigo Valério, Inês Simões, Vasco Ramos, David Semedo and João Bordalo, from the IT Department/NOVA LINCS of FCT NOVA 

Winners of the Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge awarded by Amazon (500 thousand euros) 

  •   Alex Armand, Associate Professor at the SBE 

Winner of the first ERC Grant in Economics in Portugal 

  • Pedro Matos Pereira, Associate Researcher at ITQB NOVA 

"Future Challenges in Life Sciences". 


Allocation of the Pedagogical Innovation Awards 2022 and 2023 

Musical moment - Metropolitana Wind Quintet 

Presentation of insignia to new doctors 

Closing of the ceremony with the Academic Parade 



7 p.m. | Cocktails in the Lobby 


See the full programme of the NOVA 50th Anniversary Celebrations here.