The mission of NOVA LINCS is to develop cutting edge scientific research in key areas of Computer Science and Informatics as defined by its strategic program, contribute to advanced education in the field, and share the produced knowledge, results, and innovation with users and communities within society. Towards consolidating its long-term objectives and its position as a reference research lab in its field, NOVA LINCS is committed to:

  • Sustaining the high profile international level of its research activities, fostering effective networking links with the relevant international and national scientific communities.

  • Promoting top quality post-graduate education in Computer Science and Informatics, contributing to consolidate an internationally competitive PhD level education at the host department.

  • Leveraging the results of its research activities in society, by pursuing and expanding existing partnerships and projects with companies and public institutions at the local, national, and international level.

NOVA LINCS strategic program 2015-2020 develops the general theme "Principles and Engineering for Global Software Systems”.

Principled Engineering for Global Software Services

We will develop new principles and engineering for designing, constructing, and supporting informatics systems on emergent computing infrastructures.

User and Communities Empowering Tools

We will provide innovative solutions for empowering users / communities in key technical, societal, and (inter)disciplinary fields, in collaboration with domain users.

We build on an appropriate balance between cutting edge fundamental and applied research, on our combined expertise in various key areas of computer science, and on thriving interactions with external technology and knowledge users.