Year of foundation: 1973
Approx. number of students: 19,000
Period of study: Early September-Mid January; Early February-Mid June
MCI partner since: 2016
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700. It is continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost areas of its metro area is the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. The Lisbon region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and it is well above the European Union's GDP per capita average - it produces 45% of the Portuguese GDP. Lisbon's economy is based primarily on the tertiary sector.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa or NOVA is a Portuguese university in Lisbon. Founded in 1973, it is the youngest of the public universities in the Portuguese capital city, earning its name as the 'New University of Lisbon'. In 2014, the THE-QS World University Rankings has evaluated NOVA as one of the world's best universities being ranked number 312 in the world.