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Universidade Nova de Lisbona

Founded in 1973, NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA) is a public university that has adopted since its inception an innovative multidisciplinary model in the Portuguese university context. Considered one of the 50 best young universities in the world, NOVA University has more than 20.000 students and 1.800 teaching staff and researchers, and over 2.500 international students from 109 nationalities enrolled in its programmes.

NOVA University hosts 41 Research and Development Units (R&D), 77% of which were rated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I.P.) as “Exceptional”, “Excellent” and “Very Good”. NOVA is responsible for approximately 10% of the national research papers indexed to the Web of Science and is the Portuguese university with the best performance in the Horizon 2020 Programme and boasts a track record of 19 ERC grants awarded to its researchers.

The façade research team at NOVA belongs to the Department of Civil Engineering of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, one of the 9 academic units of NOVA University distributed throughout the metropolitan area of Lisbon. Currently, the research team consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers with background in Civil Engineering and Architecture.