Biotechnology for Sustainability

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Master On Campus
24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Biotechnology for Sustainability from Universidade Nova de Lisboa aims to educate human resources with the skills and technical abilities to contribute to the paradigm shift. It counts on a broad faculty of recognized merit, the participation and cooperation of the main national biotechnology, plant sciences and economy research institutes as well as an innovative curricular plan.


The Biotechnology for Sustainability from Universidade Nova de Lisboa course is designed to provide a solid multidisciplinary academic training in fundamental and applied topics, giving access to areas of R & D in various sectors of industry and services related to plant and microbial biotechnology. 

The acquired knowledge will be put into perspective either through training in the creation of biotechnology based companies or by analyzing the ethical implications of its use.

Graduates with Biotechnology for Sustainability from Universidade Nova de Lisboa will gain:

  • critical and analytical skills in Molecular, Biochemical, Cell and Organismal themes aimed at developing more sustainable technologies in the field of green and white biotechnologies.
  • transversal and interdisciplinary perspective of green and white biotechnologies, preparing them to deal with the new societal challenges with increased awareness of their responsibilities towards the planet and the future generations.
  • fundamental knowledge, from both the theoretical and experimental point of view, required to maximize the revenue that can be obtained from plant and microbial resources, while preserving and improving these resources. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global changes and sustainability 
  • Plant nutrition and Symbiotic interactions
  • Environmental and Industrial microbiology 
  • Plant Stress Biology
  • Bioproducts, biomaterials and bioenergy
  • Genome Scale Technologies Biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Plant Biotechnology for agriculture and forestry
  • Biocatalysis for sustainability
  • Clean bioproducts Separation
  • Bio- and Chemical-remediation
  • Bioentrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • National "Licenciado" degree or its legal equivalent in the areas of Biology (Biological sciences, Biological engineering), Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Agronomy (Agronomic sciences, Agronomic engineering) or others;
  • Foreign University degree awarded (in one of the areas indicated in –a) after a first cycle of studies organized in observance of the principles of the Bologna Treaty by a member State that signed this Treaty;
  • Foreign University degree that can be recognized as fulfilling the objectives of a "licenciado" degree by the Master's Scientific Council;
  • Possession of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized as sufficient to enroll in the study cycle by the Scientific Council of the Master course on "Biotechnology for sustainability"
  • Grades of prior academic degree(s);
  • Academic, scientific and professional curriculum;
  • Interview (eventual);

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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