Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean of the Faculty of Social
Sciences and Humanities
Welcome to the Faculty of Social
Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Welcome to “Humanas” at NOVA
Assuming the task of qualifying citizens to the highest level, FCSH offers 14 undergraduate programmes, 7 postgraduate programmes, 44 master degrees and 20 PhDs, more than 200 research projects currently underway, a Summer School each year in July and September and countless colloquia, talks, seminars and open courses.
All of these activities are a sign of our work at the Faculty and, in different ways, implement our three main areas of activity: the link between teaching and research; our constant concern with internationalisation; our on-going effort to insert our students into active professional life.
The Faculty sees teaching and research as two twin activities. Our professors have a high level of quality, which is consensually recognised for the participation in academic research projects evaluated by international panels and a high level of excellence in academic work.
In this way our professors can offer our students the training which they expect and most certainly deserve. In turn, many of our students are financed (through scholarships) to participate in projects and research activities, starting out from undergraduate programmes and continuing until PhD studies.
Our concern with internationalization makes us believe that without this it would not be possible to attain the level of teaching and research quality which we are constantly seeking. Our teaching and research communities of professors, students and researchers are increasingly international communities, which meet, recognise and work together in the most varied manners, such that they are in no way limited to one single school or even one single country. As such, there are professors and researchers in the Faculty from 9 different countries, and we receive 300 foreign students a year and send more than 200 students a year to foreign universities.
Our concern to place our students within the labour market has been led by the promotion of curricular and professional internships in companies, local authorities and other public and private institutions.More recently, we have been developing the aspect of entrepreneurship, by supporting the making of business plans or company projects developed by students during the time they are at the Faculty, suitably supported by our know-how and services.
If you identify with this project, I warmly invite you to join us!