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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

29 de Outubro de 2018.

Cultural Capitals

Kraków, considered by many the cultural capital of the country. It was named (by the EU) the European Capital of Culture for the year 2000. The city has several famous theaters and many interesting museums. The charming Old Town with an unique Main Square and the iconic gothic St Mary’s Basilica attracts thousands of tourists. As well as this, the Old Jewish Quarter and its nonroutine bars and exquisite restaurants are a sight to behold. You can easily find diverse pieces of art in some small exhibitions directly in the streets. The significant number of art houses provides access to the independent and sophisticated cinema. A great many music festivals take place here, from traditional to modern and alternative sounds. […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Ave mais antiga da Terra

Chama-se arqueoptérix e foi baptizado depois de mais de sete anos de investigação. “É uma das espécies mais importantes porque é cerca de 400 mil anos mais jovem do que qualquer outro encontrado até agora”, diz o autor do estudo. Uma nova espécie da famosa primeira ave da terra, o arqueoptérix, que fez a transição entre répteis e aves, foi descoberta na Alemanha, segundo um estudo publicado esta sexta-feira na revista científica Historical Biology. Depois de mais de sete anos de investigação foi estabelecida a existência da nova espécie, baptizada Arqueoptérix albersdoerferi. Ao contrário de estudos anteriores, o arqueoptérix é agora mostrado de forma conclusiva como um antecedente primitivo das aves e um intermediário evolutivo entre dinossauros e aves, possuindo […]
26 de Outubro de 2018.

Portugal mantêm a mudança da hora

A hora muda este domingo. O Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa recomendou ao Governo manter a mudança da hora e considera que a transição para o regime de Inverno deveria realizar-se mais cedo, em Setembro. O Governo português já anunciou à União Europeia (UE) que pretende manter a mudança da hora e “manifestou discordância” com a proposta da Comissão Europeia, confirmou nesta quinta-feira ao PÚBLICO o Ministério do Planeamento. A proposta da Comissão Europeia de abolir a mudança horária foi anunciada em Agosto, pedindo aos governos de cada país que se pronunciassem até Abril. Se a decisão da Comissão Europeia for avante, a proposta terá de ser ainda aprovada pelo Parlamento Europeu e depois pelo Conselho Europeu. A decisão portuguesa foi tomada por […]
25 de Outubro de 2018.

From Poland to Funchal

It’s hard to believe that my locality and Funchal have anything in common. The place where I come from is located in the center of Poland. It is a peaceful countryside where days pass slowly. There is neither a river or lake. Unlike Funchal, which is surrounded by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt Funchal and whole Madeira have unbelievably varied and beautiful flora. Much more diversified than flora in my countryside. Nevertheless, forests remind me my countryside. Especially during the Levada walks I have that familiar feeling of peace and relaxation. Another similarity is the hospitality of local people. Their kindness and willingness to help others bring to my mind my family and friends who wish me well. […]
24 de Outubro de 2018.

Carência grave de vitamina D

Percentagem de pessoas com défice de vitamina D varia muito consoante as estações do ano e a região do país. O problema do défice de vitamina D ganhou actualidade porque na semana passada os responsáveis de um dos estudos cujos resultados tinham sido questionados em Abril de 2017 numa reportagem da SIC voltaram a apresentar uma investigação, esta muito mais abrangente – engloba toda a população adulta, a partir dos 18 anos, incluindo agora também os mais idosos, o que não acontecia antes. As conclusões do estudo foram divulgadas no chamado Fórum D – um grupo que tem como “parceiros” vários laboratórios que vendem medicamentos com vitamina D e uma das empresas que disponibilizam material para as análises. Os resultados são preocupantes: […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Unknown Similarities

Unknown similarities found even in distant and most different places. How to compare two places that appear to be so completely different at first glance? Funchal, the thriving southern metropolis and my small home village Husen, a part of western Germany, totally unknown to 99% of the world’s population. My village consists of round about 1,000 people, a stark contrast to the population of Funchal with its over 110,000 inhabitants. And even if we take a look at the two cities my village belongs to, Lichtenau and Paderborn, there do not seem to be that many similarities. The most obvious connection might be the big Portuguese community in Paderborn, which offers Fado concerts, as well as Portuguese language and cooking […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Janela para neurónios humanos

Investigadora portuguesa faz parte da equipa de cientistas que desenvolveu um novo modelo animal para o estudo de doenças do neurodesenvolvimento. A primeira experiência já deu pistas sobre a actividade neuronal nos casos de síndrome de Down. Através de uma “janela” de vidro aberta no crânio de ratinhos, uma equipa de cientistas conseguiu observar o desenvolvimento de neurónios humanos obtidos a partir de células estaminais. O novo modelo de estudo in vivo poderá ser útil para a investigação de várias doenças do neurodesenvolvimento. Na primeira experiência foram comparadas células de indivíduos saudáveis e com síndrome de Down e observados padrões de actividade distintos que podem ajudar a perceber melhor esta anomalia genética. O artigo foi publicado na revista Science e […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Património da UNESCO em risco

A Croácia, a Grécia, a Itália e a Tunísia são dos países com mais zonas em risco. Portugal não está contemplado neste estudo, mas também tem património da UNESCO em zonas litorais. Quase todos os monumentos considerados Património Mundial da Humanidade localizados nas zonas baixas da costa do Mediterrâneo (47 em 49 classificados) estão em risco de virem a ser afectados pela subida das águas do mar até 2100. A ameaça é real: 42 das zonas reconhecidas pela UNESCO estão já a ser afectadas pela erosão costeira. São estas as conclusões de um estudo publicado esta terça-feira na revista científica Nature Communications, em que investigadores britânicos e alemães pedem que os políticos tomem medidas de salvaguarda para evitar o pior. A […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Differences: Kajaani and Funchal

There is still one significant similarity. European Union. Today’s temperature in Funchal is 25 degrees. In my home city, Kajaani, it is 5 degrees. Here in Funchal, we have palm trees, sand, flowers, and an ocean. In Kajaani, we have grass, birch trees, and lakes. By night streets of Funchal are full of people. By night in Kajaani, there are no people on the streets, and actually not necessarily in days. My name is Anni Ruskela and I am from Kajaani, Finland. Currently, I live here in Funchal, Madeira. I am going to stay here for seven months. It already feels like I have been here many months. Funchal is already my second home; all these streets that I am […]
17 de Outubro de 2018.

OE2019 aumenta orçamento da FCT

Financiamento público da ciência contará com 631 milhões de euros para 2019 e o emprego científico é uma das grandes apostas. A Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), o principal organismo de financiamento público da investigação científica em Portugal, vai ter um dos seus maiores orçamentos de sempre, segundo a proposta de Orçamento do Estado para 2019 entregue ao final da noite de segunda-feira na Assembleia da República. Prevê-se que tenha 631 milhões de euros para o próximo ano, o que significa um aumento de 11% – ou seja, de 62 milhões – face a 2018, ano que teve orçamentado 569 milhões. Apenas num ano – 2009 – o dinheiro previsto no Orçamento do Estado para a FCT […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]
5 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

10 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]