Sampaio da Nóvoa will be the next Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Algarve

António Sampaio da Nóvoa, former dean of the University of Lisbon, will be the next “Doctor Honoris Causa” at the University of Algarve. […]

Antonio Sampaio da NovoaAntónio Sampaio da Nóvoa, former dean of the University of Lisbon, will be the next “Doctor Honoris Causa” at the University of Algarve. The proposal to award this prestigious degree was approved yesterday by the Academic Senate of UAlg.

This proposal was presented by the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS), in a process that began in October 2014 and ended yesterday, March 18, with its approval in the Academic Senate.

The date of the honorary degree award ceremony will be announced shortly by the dean of the University of Algarve, António Branco.

In his intervention in the Senate, the rector highlighted the great importance of the role played by António Nóvoa in defense of Science, Culture and Education, as essential axes of Democracy, taking the opportunity to establish a relationship of great coherence between this decision of the Senate and the lines of the Strategic Plan of the University of Algarve, recently approved by the General Council.

António Manuel Seixas Sampaio da Nóvoa received his PhD in Education Sciences (History of Education) in 1986 from the University of Genève and, in 2006, in History (Modern and Contemporary History) from the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne.

Consultant to the President of the Republic for Education, between 1996 and 1999, he has a vast scientific work and several collaborations with European and North American universities.

He was awarded several prizes and distinctions, including the Order of Rio Branco, by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Grand Cross of the Order of Public Instruction, by the President of the Portuguese Republic, in 2005. More recently (2014) was the winner of the University of Coimbra Prize, “for his remarkable career and work developed in the field of Education”.

Also recently, he served on an international UNESCO mission to the Brazilian Government and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Brasília.

Back in Portugal, he was appointed to direct the Public Policies initiative, at the University of Lisbon, through which he intends to discuss “effective policies that promote the development of Portugal”.


Updated on March 21, adding more details