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The NOVA IMS Alumni Association's mission is to collaborate in the growth of NOVA IMS. The pursuit of the mission is based on 3 major strategic pillars: networking, mentoring and talks.

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Strategic Pillars

Identifying, knowing and maintaining relationships with our former students are critical and fundamental tasks in the first pillar. Identifying in which countries and activity sectors they work, and what functions they occupy are priority tasks of the members of the different social organs of the Alumni, either intensively through social networks or personal contacts.

The second pillar is our contribution through our accumulated experience and the roles we play in the development of the different dimensions of NOVA IMS students, especially our undergraduate students.

Finally, the third pillar aims at improving eclectic knowledge, technical and professional skills through lifelong encounters, courses, and conferences in different areas of knowledge. We believe that these are the pillars that allow us to contribute to the development and prestige of NOVA IMS through the personal and professional relevance of our former students.

Vision and Mission

The Alumni Association has as its vision to honor former and current students of NOVA IMS. The mission is to collaborate in the growth of NOVA IMS based on three strategic pillars: Networking, Knowledge Sharing, and Mentoring.


  • To encourage the interconnection and participation of current and former students in the life of NOVA IMS;
  • To contribute to the development of the prestige and reputation of NOVA IMS;
  • To collaborate in the initiatives of insertion of current and former students in the labor market ;
  • To develop the improvement of knowledge and technical and professional skills throughout life through meetings, courses, and conferences;
  • To support actions to attract future candidates to become students of NOVA IMS.

# Join us!

NOVA IMS ALUMNI is a collaborative organization open to new members. If you have any ideas you would like to see implemented or want to join the team, contact us at

Events and Initiatives

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    ALUMNI NOVA IMS Mentoring

    November 10th, 2022

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    After all the polls wrong in Lisbon?

    October 20th, 2021

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    What do a Painter, Athens and Information Management have in common?

    June 23rd, 2021

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    Running, Entrepreneurship and GIS: Experiences and Teachings

    May 19th, 2021

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    Japan - Walking through the Land of Gods and Spirits

    April 14th, 2021

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    B2B and B2C eCommerce strategies

    March 17th, 2021.

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Social Entities

The governing bodies of NOVA IMS Alumni were elected on October 24th, 2018, in the General Constituent Assembly, for a term of four years. The ALUMNI NOVA IMS is registered under the name "Alumni - Association of Former Students of Nova Information School", and was created on September 21, 2018 and has the NIPC with no. 515085502.

The composition of the corporate bodies is as follows:

General Assembly

  • President - Rita Marques da Silva (Pitagórica and NOVA Medical School);
  • Secretary - Lúcio do Rosário (Instituto Conservação da Natureza);
  • Secretary - Leonor Bacelar Nicolau (Datascience, FM UL and NOVA IMS).


  • President - Luiz Bettencourt Moniz;
  • Vice-President - Ivo Bernardo (Jerónimo Martins);
  • Member - Catarina Costa (Mindshare);
  • Member - Carla Tempera (NetJets);
  • Member - Sandra Simões (SAS).

Honorary President

  • José Costa (Grundfos). First president of the Alumni in 2003.

Audit Committee

  • President - Susana Almeida (NOS);
  • Member - Paulo Almeida João (Ministério da Saúde);
  • Member - Sérgio Fernandes (Noesis).

Jorge Barroso
Managing Diretor Automotive Solutions | DEKRA Portugal
Mónica Neto
Revenue Manager | ECS Capital
Ivo Bernardo
Partner / Senior Data Scientist | DareData Engineering
Anabell Góngora
Enterprise Business Development Consultant | F5
Gabriel Coimbra
General Manager | IDC Portugal
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Having been a student at NOVA IMS in a postgraduate and Master degree programs was an excellent decision. There is a highly prepared and demanding faculty that, in addition to their professional experience, together with the work carried out with colleagues, allowed me to obtain a level of deep theoretical and practical knowledge in this new world, increasingly computerized, digital and accelerating transformation with business impact. Another great advantage was the increase in the diversified networking, which is very important today. Without a doubt, it was a great experience with a very positive feedback that will help me to be better prepared for the challenges of the present and the future.
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The experience as a NOVA IMS student was exceptional. The environment is pleasantly conducive to the acquisition of new skills due to the quality of the teaching staff, the facilities, and the successive events that the university promotes to discuss current topics.
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Throughout my academic career, NOVA IMS has provided me with the necessary learning to be a better Data Scientist, with its teaching method focused on the most relevant tools in the market and incorporating the most current and basic themes in its curriculum in the creation of good data analysis and statistics professionals. With a practical approach, focused on problem-solving and an academic environment of excellence, with great proximity between teachers and students, NOVA IMS was a school of enormous importance in my development, the right choice for what would be my professional future
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NOVA IMS offers a great experience for International students. The quality of teaching is exceptional and qualified, which means that the programs are demanding and not easy, but you are still allowed time to have fun and enjoy Portugal. I am very pleased with my experience, and I have learned a lot.
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An excellent education, with a strong connection with the business market, is an undeniable feature of NOVA IMS, and in my opinion, an essential ingredient that has influenced the development of my professional career. I made good friends and valuable contacts for business networking!