A Professor at the Institute of Education and an Honorary Rector at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, António Nóvoa filled the position of Lisbon University’s Rector from 2006 to 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Geneva in 1986, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne in 2006. He also earned four Doctorates Honoris Causa. These were from the Universities of Algarve in Portugal, Brasilia, Lusofona in Portugal, and Rio de Janeiro, also in Brazil.
Considered one of the world’s greatest experts in the field of History of Education, António Nóvoa also receives recognition in the field of comparative education and the history of teacher education. A reference author on studies on educational polities, he has played a role in their development throughout the European Union. His work in the field sees him regarded as one of the world’s greatest experts in the education field, especially in Europe and the Americas.
António Nóvoa is considered a key voice in the contemporary educational debate. He addresses such aspects as the historical organisation and what is considered the current ‘school model’. His work gives greater historicity to comparative education and introduces comparison in historical studies.
Concerned with developing research papers, António Nóvoa focuses on the connection between local dimensions and global stature. His inventiveness in this regard is recognized for its impact on international publications in various journals.
As a conference speaker known for his expertise in the education field, António Nóvoa addresses conferences on a global scale in all areas pertaining to the education process. He lives in Portugal and speaks English and Portuguese.
With regards to topics, António Nóvoa speaks on various education topics, including the history of education, teacher training, comparative education, and the school model.