The NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA) 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).

FCT NOVA, with about 8000 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).

FCT NOVA is structured in 14 Departments and 15 Research Centers, offering 102 study cycles (18 Bachelor's, 11 Integrated Master's (no applications available for the academic year 2021/2022), 41 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, FCT NOVA 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 11 ERC scholarships obtained by FCT NOVA 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.


Lia T. Vasconcelos

Professor, Senior researcher

Filipa Gomes Ferreira

PhD Student, researcher


Matilde Almodovar



Francisco Nunes Libreiro

PhD Student, researcher