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NOVAFRICA Conference on “Financial Development in Africa”

The NOVAFRICA and Nova Finance Centers hosted a conference under the theme “Financial Development in Africa”. This Conference, took place on 31st March at Nova School of Business and Economics, in Lisbon, and addressed different topics related to financial development, including the role of migrant remittances, education, technological innovations and macroeconomic reforms in achieving widespread... Read More

Urban Development and Air Pollution

Recently, NASA released a map of the world depicting the impact of global air pollution. The map, which looks at premature deaths caused by pollution, paints a somewhat bleak picture with noticeably higher premature deaths in fast growing economies. These traditional “growing economies” seem to suffer the worst in terms of pollution, and the obvious... Read More

NOVAFRICA Summer Research Internships 2014

The NOVAFRICA Center is proud to announce the 2014 summer research internships. The internships will be held in the context of various research projects. In most of these projects we conduct randomized impact evaluations of several interventions – for example, community-driven development of schools in Angola, introduction of mobile banking technology in rural areas of... Read More

My Mozambican Experience

Since the completion of my degree, I always felt I needed to be part of something different, outside the normal internships, to bring me a personal and professional enrichment. I wanted to leave Portugal and have an experience in Africa, where i could live an economic and social contrast. Then in my quest for a... Read More

NOVAFRICA Research Internship – Summer 2013

This summer, some of NOVAFRICA student group’s members have been in Mozambique to participate in a research project by the center related to the introduction of mobile banking. The project is run in collaboration with the International Growth Center and Carteira Móvel, the mother company of Mozambique biggest telecommunications operator mCel. The mobile banking service... Read More

An Interview with Gani Aldashev

Our new podcast is ready!!! This time NOVAFRICA Student Group spoke with Gani Aldashev about non-profit organizations, the behavior of donors and why you should research NGOs! Tune in for more!

Fellow@Nova SBE – Angolan professors assess their stay at Nova SBE

Program confirms the school’s strategy in the connection with Portuguese-speaking Africa. Nova SBE and the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade Agostinho Neto (FECUAN) signed the protocol that instituted the Fellow@Nova SBE program in Lisbon in September 2012, during the First NOVAFRICA Conference. With this agreement, Nova SBE will receive, for the next three years,... Read More

From the Higgs Boson to the Reality of the World

Early in the 1960s, Peter Higgs hypothesized the existence of a boson that was able to explain the behavior and origin of particles masses, based on the Standard Model of Physic Particles. However, since then there haven’t been technological conditions capable of studying this topic deeply – until 2008 when the Large Hadron Collider was... Read More