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Accreditations and Certifications
NOVA IMS' programs are accredited by A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education).


NOVA IMS' European Master of Science in Information Systems Management (double degree with Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana University - Slovenia) is accredited by AACBS, the association to advance collegiate schools of business.


NOVA IMS has the 1st Bachelor Degree in Europe accredited in Information Systems by ABET, a North American accrediting agency, recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technologies.


Five of NOVA IMS' Master and Postgraduate Programs were ranked by Eduniversal an international agency that publishes annual rankings of the best Masters and MBA programs in the world, in the worldwide TOP of Best Masters 2017 ranking in their categories.


The Master/Postgraduate Program in Statistical Systems obtained the EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics) accreditation, by the European Statistical System (ESS).


The master degree program in Geospatial Technologies is part of the European Commission's Erasmus Mundus program, and it has been selected as one of the best European master programs.


NOVA IMS is the 1st university outside the USA to obtain the GEOINT (Geospatial Intelligence) accreditation by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) . The USGIF is the only global organization dedicated promoting professional practice of Geospatial Intelligence and building a community of interest across the industry, academia, the Public Administration and professional organizations.


NOVA IMS was the first institute of the Iberian Peninsula joining iSchools, international organization that brings together the leading universities in research and teaching of information science.


NOVA's Teaching Quality Assurance System (TQAS) which main purpose is to contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of teaching and learning at NOVA, including teaching, learning, the interactions between these two dimensions, research and other activities of the University.


The Quality Management System adopted the provisions of the norm NP EN ISO 9001:2008 and aims to organize and systematize the activities of NOVA IMS. The Quality Management System has as its scope: "Creation, development and implementation of degrees and non-degree awarding programs".


NOVA IMS is accredited as a member of UNIGIS, an international network that gathers the best schools in Geographic Information Systems.