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New University of Lisbon
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Logo of the New University of Lisbon
Motto Omnis Civitas Contra Se Divisa Non Stabit
Motto in English All the city divided against itself will not remain
Established 1973
Type Public
Rector António Rendas
Students 15,218 (2008)[1]
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Campus Campolide, Lisbon
Colours Green and White          
Nickname UNL
Website http://www.unl.pt/
Miniature logo of the New University of Lisbon

The New University of Lisbon (Portuguese: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, pronounced [univɨsiˈdad(ɨ) ˈnɔvɐ dɨ liʒˈboɐ], also known as Nova or UNL for short) was established in 1973 and is the youngest of the three public universities of Lisbon, in Portugal.

Since 2006, the THE - QS World University Rankings has ranked the New University of Lisbon as one the world's 500 best universities. The university is especially strong in the field of Arts and Humanities, being ranked number 245 in the world in 2008.[2]

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History

It was created in 1973 as part of a program of expansion and diversification in higher education in Portugal and was a response to ever an increasing demand for higher education in the city and surrounding areas of Lisbon.

Presidency Building

During its first years, the University offered mainly graduate and specialist programs. Since the end of 1977, when the first regular programs started, the university has been expanding steadily.

Organization

The University, as well as its Units, enjoys scientific, academic and administrative autonomy and, as a state institution, is mainly funded by Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

In 2005 the University had about 14,000 students, including 12,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate; about 57% are women and 4% are foreign students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and 57 graduate programs. The University is not confined to one single campus. Its five faculties and four University Institutes are located in various sites in and outside Lisbon. The buildings for the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Institute for Statistics and Information Management, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and the Rectory, are located in several places in the city of Lisbon.

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Whereas, the Faculty of Sciences and Technology is located in a large campus a few kilometers away from Lisbon on the south side of the Tagus river at Monte de Caparica and the Institute for Chemical and Biological Technology is also only a few miles away from the capital at Oeiras.

The Welfare Students Services are located near the Rectory and supervise financial aid to the students, four faculty canteens and four university residences.

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Faculties

Schools offering both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

Governing Bodies

University Assembly: the University's highest representative body. Elects the Rector and revises the University statutes. There are 218 elected members

Rector: presides over the University and represents it in its external relations. Chairs the representative boards and is assisted by the Vice-Rectors and Pro-Rectors.

Senate: the most important central decision making body in academic self government. Includes representatives of academic units, of personnel groups and students. There are 50 members.

Administrative Board: decides on administrative and business policy

Advisory council: Rector's consultative body to foster links among university and community.

Famous people

People who have been awarded a degree by the New University of Lisbon or otherwise have attended this university, include:

References

  1. ^ http://www.estatisticas.gpeari.mctes.pt/archive/doc/insc07_08__difusao_.xls
  2. ^ http://www.topuniversities.com/schools/data/school_profile/default/universidadenovadelisboa

See also

External links


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