NOVA University Lisbon mourns the death of its Founding Rector João Fraústo Da Silva

It was with great sadness and consternation that NOVA University Lisbon received, this Saturday, the news of the passing of João Fraústo da Silva, Rector and founder of NOVA.

The mission of NOVA is greatly owed to the vision of João Fraústo da Silva, who contributed decisively, since its foundation, for the University to invest in innovation and to open to society, seeking to serve it through knowledge. João Fraústo da Silva will be forever associated to the values of the institution he founded“, says João Sàágua, Rector of NOVA.

First rector of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (1973-1975), whose largest residence hall bears his name, João Fraústo da Silva was Minister of Education in the VIII Constitutional Government, President of the Instituto Nacional de Administração and President of the Fundação das Descobertas/Centro Cultural de Belém.

Among the various decorations received, he was awarded the Senate Medal of NOVA University Lisbon in 1999 and the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in 2001.

We joined with NOVA University Lisbon in sending our deepest condolences to his family and friends.