Research is in line with the school's mission which aims at being the international school for the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the top business schools in Europe. This positioning benefits from the unique cultural ties with Portuguese-speaking countries and communities across the world.
One single research unit with a cross-disciplinary approach
Researchers are organized in six Research Groups along disciplinary affinities that leverage research capabilities by boosting mentoring and support for junior researchers and working towards the improvement of teaching and program development.
Clustering these research groups in a single unit provides an institutional framework in order to favor cross-fertilization between different disciplinary areas. Cross-disciplinary orientation is what best reflects the distinctiveness of Nova SBE’s research unit.
A unique research proposition anchored in three thematic lines
Clusters of knowledge
The last external evaluation, conducted by an international panel of experts, awarded the GRADE OF EXCELLENT to Nova SBE's research:
- "This unit has a number of strengths and we judge it to be the best research unit that we visited."
- "An impressive record in terms of scientific productivity. The curricula vitae of this unit contain a very large number of publications in very good and excellent journals, some of them the best in the discipline."
- "The overwhelming majority of the PhD researchers have a publication in an international journal. This publication record parallels an international reputation of many of its members in their domain of specialization."
- "Overall, this is a unit that has sought to adopt international best practices in running itself and to compete on an international level.”
Source: 2007 Evaluation panel comments
The Research Office provides administrative support to research activities, from the application to the implementation and closing stages of research projects.
The strategic project for Nova SBE’s research unit has received funding from the FCT - "Foundation for Science and Technology".