Germano de sousa and gouveia e melo awarded with doctor honoris causa by nova

NOVA University of Lisbon awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Germano de Sousa and Henrique Gouveia e Melo in a ceremony that took place at the Rectory on 16 December.

Professor Jaime Branco, Dean of NOVA Medical School, was the patron of clinical pathologist Germano de Sousa, requesting the attribution of the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of the excellence of his work and the valuable contribution to the advancement of clinical pathology in special in teaching at the Faculty of Medical Sciences.


The laudation was given by Professor António Rendas, former Rector of NOVA and Emeritus Professor of NOVA Medical School.

Professor Jaime Branco was also the patron of Vice-Admiral Gouveia e Melo to whom he requested the attribution of the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of the excellence of his work and the valuable contribution in coordinating the Working Group on Anti-Covid-19 Vaccination.

The laudation was given by Professor Maria Paula Macedo, from NOVA Medical School.


NOVA's Rector, Professor João Sàágua, highlighted “the excellence of the performance of the two laureates, combining talent and virtue, in the exercise of their respective functions” and praised both “for the international dimension that their achievements reached and, simultaneously, for their impact on the society. Global and civic, like the University they now belong to.”

NOVA Medical School welcomes two distinguished new members to the NOVA Community!