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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

20 de Março de 2019.

The colour of the lion

William of Orange – the ancestor of the Dutch monarchy William of Orange was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and was thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland. A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy […]
19 de Março de 2019.

Poluição do ar duplica em Portugal

Investigadores estimam que, em Portugal e durante 2015, a poluição do ar tenha causado 15 mil mortes, ou seja, 138 mortes por cada 100 mil habitantes. Problemas cardiovasculares provocam quase um terço dos óbitos, mas os cardiologistas alertam que as pessoas não estão conscientes do problema. Afinal, a poluição do ar pode ser responsável por mais mortes do que aquelas que a Agência Europeia do Ambiente (EEA, na sigla inglesa) e a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) estimavam. Em Portugal, as estimativas dos cientistas apontam para cerca de 15 mil mortes provocadas pela inalação de partículas finas e outros poluentes, em 2015. As estimativas anteriores, da EEA, indicavam que seriam 6690 também nesse ano. A conclusão é de uma investigação, […]
18 de Março de 2019.

Queda de Meteoro quase despercebida

O meteoro entrou na atmosfera terrestre a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas a explosão só agora foi divulgada pela NASA. Foi a maior dos últimos 30 anos. A explosão de um meteoro aquando da sua entrada na atmosfera terrestre libertou dez vezes mais energia do que a bomba atómica lançada no final da II Guerra Mundial sobre Hiroxima, no Japão. Ainda assim, o episódio quase passou despercebido. A explosão deu-se a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas só agora foi divulgada pela NASA (Administração Nacional da Aeronáutica e Espaço). A explosão do meteoro, que se transformou numa bola de fogo que caiu no mar de Bering, no extremo norte do oceano Pacífico, foi detectada pelos satélites militares […]
17 de Março de 2019.

Karl der Große

Karl der Große – Carolus Magnus/Charlemagne. Born into the second ruler house of what is nowadays known as France, Charlemagne has proclaimed the French king in 768. His importance as a German monarch began with the Saxon Wars (772-804) when he invaded Saxony with the intent to conquer, a goal he finally reached after 32 years of brutal and bloody battles. One of his main motivations was to get present-day Germany to unify Europe under the Christian cross, which is why he was and always will be known as the Father of Europe. The height of his power was in the year 800 when he was proclaimed Emperor by Pope Leo II. His crowning turned him into “Augustus Imperator Renovatio […]
15 de Março de 2019.

11.ª edição do rs4e

Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Pelo décimo primeiro ano consecutivo, a Startup Madeira, em conjunto com a Vice-presidência do Governo Regional, irá promover o Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Esta iniciativa está inserida no âmbito do projeto rs4e e tem a duração de 3 dias (15 a 17 de abril de 2019), na Estalagem do Mar, São Vicente. Este curso destina-se a alunos que estejam a frequentar Universidades e Institutos Politécnicos, em qualquer área de formação e nível de ensino (Licenciaturas, Pós-graduações, Mestrados ou Doutoramentos) e a inscrição poderá ser feita até 28 de março. A participação no curso não implica qualquer pagamento por parte dos participantes, pois este curso faz parte de um programa cofinanciado […]
15 de Março de 2019.

The short king of Poland

A small man who was a great king. In XIV century Poland had a king of Piast dynasty, who was famous because of his height. Wladyslaw became the King at the age of 52 years old and his way to achieve this position wasn’t easy. He was the middle son of Kazimierz I Kujawski, his two older brothers were almost adults when he was born. However, they were actually only half-brothers, because his father was married twice before he married the mother of Wladyslaw, Eufrozyna. A legend says that Eufrozyna tried to poison the older sons of Kazimierz I, so Wladyslaw who was still a baby at that time would inherit some lands after his father. The trap of Eufrozyna […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Livro Verde do Ensino Superior

Federação Académica de Lisboa publicou “Livro Verde” no qual avalia problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior. Quase metade das instituições de ensino superior continuam a ter edifícios não adaptados para alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais, alertou esta segunda-feira a Federação Académica de Lisboa (FAL) defendendo a urgência em corrigir estes casos potenciadores de exclusão social. Depois de há um ano ter apresentado o “Livro Negro do Ensino Superior”, a FAL lançou esta segunda-feira o “Livro Verde”, no qual faz uma avaliação dos problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior, dedicando um capítulo aos alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais (NEE). Ali estão descritas as principais dificuldades com que se deparam diariamente os estudantes com NEE, com destaque para a falta […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Independence of Finland

Independence Day was first celebrated in 1917. During the interregnum from the fall of Nicholas II to the end of the Finnish Civil War in 1918, sovereignty in Finland was exercised by the Finnish Parliament. And until the October Revolution and the declaration of independence by the Russian interim government which happened after the civil war, regents were appointed by the parliament and a new king was to be elected. The nation of Finland has never been an independent sovereign monarchy. No attempt to establish a fully-fledged Finnish monarchy has been successful. When it finally became established as a modern independent nation state it was, despite a very brief flirtation with a monarchy, in the form of a republic. And […]
12 de Março de 2019.

Patentes a custo zero

Empresas apenas pagarão royalties a partir de meio milhão de euros de facturação anual. Presidente da instituição defende que o actual modelo desperdiça recursos públicos. Entre patentes, modelos e desenhos com propriedade industrial, o Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL) tem 228 registos activos (11 deles internacionais) de invenções suas protegidas. Destes, apenas dois estão a ser explorados por empresas. Para mudar esse panorama, o presidente da instituição, Rui Pedrosa, quer mudar as regras de licenciamento e disponibilizá-lo a custo zero. “Salvo raríssimas excepções, a propriedade industrial serve para enriquecer o currículo da instituição e dos investigadores, mas não está ao serviço do benefício económico”, considera o presidente do IPL. E isto acontece, diz, porque as instituições de ensino superior “não estão preparadas para […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Docentes e investigadores

Revisão dos estatutos das carreiras docente e de investigação vai ser defendida na segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior, que se realiza na próxima semana Os professores do ensino superior devem ter mais horas de serviço para dedicar à investigação, defendem os reitores. Ao mesmo tempo, os investigadores também deviam passar mais tempo nas salas de aulas. Para isso, será necessário rever os estatutos das carreiras de docente e de investigação. Os responsáveis das universidades públicas vão apresentar uma proposta nesse sentido, na próxima semana, durante a segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior. O actual estatuto da carreira docente universitária, cuja última revisão foi feita em 2010, estabelece que um professor deverá dar entre seis a oito horas […]
18 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Centre Georges Pompidou

The controversial architecture of the building. The Centre Georges Pompidou is a building in Paris, in the Beaubourg area. This building is known for its atypical architecture, it was designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. In this building, we can find the musée National d’Art Moderne, a Library and the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). This building was built in 1977 and named after the French President Georges Pompidou from 1969 to 1974. The project was decided by President Georges Pompidou but the idea of multicultural complex came from André Malraux in the 1960s because Paris needed a new place for art and literature. The architecture of this building is controversial, people love it or hate it. […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Architecture: The Penguin Pool

An example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision The penguin pool which is placed in the London Zoo is a beautiful example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision. Completed in 1934, it encapsulated an architectural transformation that was occurring in Britain at the time. Lubetkin who was a Jewish-Georgian immigrant to London pioneered modernism in the 1930s. His work transmitted and postulated the idea that architecture was a tool of social progression. Inspired by the French architect Auguste Perret, while studying in Paris, Lubetkin encompassed and embodied ideas of re-working the neoclassical style with newer materials like concrete. His architectural style was massively popular in Britain before the war, however, afterward, his ideas were halted by staunch conservatism and a […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Wewelsburg Castle

They tried to burn the whole castle down, luckily without success. The most famous monument, in the region I live in, is the Wewelsburg Castle. It is a huge triangular Castle/fortress, whose history started in 1123, as a small, soon to be destroyed, city Wall like building. From 1301 until the 19th century, the Castle belonged to noblemen, bishops and the Prussian state and was more or less unknown to the overall population of Germany. This vastly changed in the 20th century during the time of the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS (an elite police force of the Nazi regime), chose the Wewelsburg Castle as its headquarters, with the plan to turn it into the […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Moszna castle

It looks like is from a fairytale. The castle in Moszna looks like it is from a fairytale. In the last years, it became one of the most popular monuments on the South of Poland. The castle impresses from the first sight. It has ninety-nine towers and three hundred sixty-five rooms. It was built in XVIII century in Baroque style. In 1896 a big part of the building was lost in the fire but it was rebuilt later and also new wings of the castle were built at the end of XIX and at the beginning of the XX century. The castle belonged to the noble family- Tiele-Winckler from Silesia who lived there until 1945. From that time the castle […]
8 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Sanctuary of Arantzazu

A great architectural, sculptural and artistic work The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu is a Catholic sanctuary located in the municipality of Oñate, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where the Virgin of Arantzazu is venerated, the patron saint of this province who would have appeared in 1469. It is located 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and vegetation. Its basilica, built in the 1950s, is a great architectural, sculptural and artistic work, where eminent artists with international renown have worked. The name of the sanctuary, the place, and the Virgin are related to the legend of her appearance. It is said that a shepherd discovered a little image of the Virgin with the child in her arms, hidden […]
6 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Helsinki Cathedral

The cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The fact that probably many people may not know is that the cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The architecture of Finland has a history spanning over 800 years. One can find there, buildings designed by international geniuses, for example, Carl Ludwig Engel, Alvar Aalto, Eliel, and Eero Saarinen. Also, six UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in Finland, each one with its own history and unique charm. Helsinki Cathedral is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral, that is apart of the Diocese of Helsinki. It is located in a neighborhood of Kruununhaka, in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It has become a major landmark of […]