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18 de Novembro de 2018.

UMa e Governo da RAM em protocolo

Dia 20 de Novembro, às 11:30, na Sala do Pátio I A Universidade da Madeira (UMa) e o Governo Regional da Madeira, através da Secretaria Regional da Saúde (SRS) e do Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira (SESARAM, E. P.E), assinaram no dia 20 de novembro, um protocolo adicional ao acordo de cooperação existente entre as instituições, tendo em vista criar as condições necessárias à consolidação do Ciclo Básico do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina (CBMIM) e a sua extensão ao 3.º ano do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina (MIM), na UMa. A cerimónia de assinatura do protocolo adicional teve lugar no Edifício da Reitoria, no Colégio dos Jesuítas, às 11:30, e contou com a presença do Reitor da UMa, […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Centro espacial dos Açores

Divulgados os resultados da primeira fase da criação de uma base para lançar pequenos foguetões da ilha de Santa Maria. Seguir-se-á, no início do próximo ano, o lançamento de um concurso internacional. A meta é ter foguetões a descolar com satélites daqui a três anos. As empresas aeroespaciais de todo o mundo tinham sido convidadas no final de Setembro para manifestarem o seu interesse, até 31 de Outubro, na criação de um centro espacial nos Açores. Agora o ministro da Ciência, Manuel Heitor, anunciou os resultados dessa auscultação: 14 consórcios internacionais, que incluem 12 empresas portuguesas, manifestaram interesse em conceber, instalar e operar um centro espacial nos Açores, na ilha de Santa Maria. O lugar de Malbusca, no Sul da […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

A Inclusão além-fronteiras

Projetos de cooperação do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria em Cabo Verde e no Brasil estão a promover as boas práticas para a inclusão social além-fronteiras. A equipa do Centro de Recursos para a Inclusão Digital (CRID) da Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais (ESECS) do Politécnico de Leiria, está em Cabo Verde. Célia Sousa, coordenadora do CRID, está em Cabo Verde como consultora do governo cabo-verdiano, a dar formação a docentes, em tecnologias de apoio na educação inclusiva, no âmbito de um projeto para a inclusão e acessibilidade financiado pelas Nações Unidas. A sua atividade é desenvolvida “considerado um modelo de boas páticas internacional no que toca a inclusão, sendo-lhe reconhecido um know-how e trabalho feito únicos a favor […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

Cities of the World

Boom and Funchal offers a big list of cultural activities As Boom and Funchal are quite different in infrastructure and style, they are both considered to be world cities by size, recognisability, and status. They both host a great number of people as Funchal is a touristic hub under the Madeiran flag, so does the annual gathering of people in the city of Boom for the biggest music festival in the world, Tomorrowland. Both are host to a great variety of people from all over the world. As a huge portion of Madeiran tourists is German, English or American; so Boom has visitors from all corners of Europe, as well as people from all over the world. Both are positioned […]
6 de Novembro de 2018.

O que nos faz gostar de ter medo?

O medo, sentido de forma segura, ajuda a “desligar o cérebro” durante as situações assustadoras, dando um sentimento de conquista, de se ter ultrapassado um obstáculo. Mas tudo tem de ser feito de forma voluntária. Estar numa situação de medo e perigo de forma voluntária pode parecer contra-natura, mas é isso que acontece quando alguém decide ver um filme de terror ou entrar numa casa assombrada – mesmo que o perigo não seja real. Mas há alguma vantagem em sentir medo, calafrios, sustos e arrepios? “Ironicamente, o medo reduz o stress e a ansiedade”, explica ao PÚBLICO a investigadora norte-americana Margee Kerr, conhecida como a “socióloga do medo”, que publicou no início de Outubro um estudo no site da American Psychological Association sobre o […]
5 de Novembro de 2018.

An ocean of differences?

Funchal and Warsaw – the list of similarities between both places. Funchal and my home city are so distant, however, what are their similarities? In this united Europe, what do our cities share in this Union of, so far, 28 countries? What comes to my mind are mostly differences. In terms of the number of citizens, area, architecture and landscape that surrounds both cities. But where I see the biggest difference is climate. In Warsaw and generally Poland, weather is quite unpredictable. During summer days there might be an average of thirty-five degrees plus. On the other hand, sometimes in winter, the thermometer can show minus twenty-five degrees Celsius. While Madeiran temperatures are more stable throughout the year. Secondly, I […]
31 de Outubro de 2018.

Alojamento para alunos deslocados

O Governo actualizou o levantamento divulgado em Maio e concluiu que as 15.370 camas para estudantes chegam para apenas 13,5% dos deslocados. No ISCTE, onde só há lugar para 3,4% dos alunos que estão a estudar fora da área de residência, prevêem-se 54 novas camas “muito em breve”. O ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa está entre as instituições de ensino superior no país que mais falham na oferta de camas para os estudantes deslocados: aqui, só há lugar para apenas 3,4% dos alunos que se encontram foram da sua área de residência. Pior ainda está o Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, com um rácio de camas/deslocados de apenas 2,6%. Estas conclusões estão contidas no diagnóstico que o […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]
20 de Janeiro de 2018.

Island Oddities

The strange case of the Principality of Pontinha. Due to their isolated nature, island nations tend to exhibit a heightened sense of the bizarre. I am well aware of this from my home country, with its Byzantine cultural norms and eccentric Monarchy. Madeira is no different, a notable example being the existence of the Principality of Pontinha. Founded by the now Dom Renato Barros I, a former art teacher, Pontinha is a micronation based around an islet on Funchal’s harbour. It was purchased for just shy of £20,000 from the Blandy family, who had themselves purchased the land from the city of Funchal in order to fund a redevelopment of the port in 1903. Barros himself has speculated that if […]
19 de Janeiro de 2018.

A French Guy in Funchal: The Sequel

My time here on Madeira Island stays very nice, tiring but increasingly interesting. Let’s talk about another subject than food, that is to say food, and two famous pastries in all Portugal! My pleasure, shared I’m pretty sure by many other people, is eating pastries, all bakeries Portuguese have! And the one I could go for from France to Portugal by foot or even by swimming to enjoy is definitely “Pastéis de nata”. This is a little eggs flan tartlet, sold in other countries in a sad way in supermarkets when It’s not artisanal. Indeed I tasted it in France just before coming to Madeira and to Portugal, and that wasn’t such a nice moment. Because when It’s industrial you […]
18 de Janeiro de 2018.

Descarrilar

“Alguns têm na vida um grande sonho e faltam a esse sonho. Outros não têm na vida nenhum sonho e faltam a esse também.” — Livro do desassossego, Fernando Pessoa. Prólogo: Sem destino continuei a caminhada, o meu objectivo vago… Tentando dissipar a ansiedade construída no meu peito. Eu entendi porque é que estava perdido, eu tinha falhado em compreender a situação diante de mim. Por mais que eu tentasse convencer a minha mente a aceitar que meia vida era suficiente, mais que isso, a emoção que surgia dentro de mim era de mágoa, e eu sabia que acabaria sendo consumido por esse veneno. “Talvez fiquem zangados mas isso vai tornar-te livre.” — Se ninguém te disse, a tua liberdade […]
18 de Janeiro de 2018.

Winter in Madeira

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. This is a phrase Madeira definitely lives by Whenever people ask me about Madeiran weather I simply just say “mood swings”. You just never know. During the summer it is mostly warm, dry but also humid. And even I, who arrived here in the beginning of September, had to wait a month or more to experience rain in Funchal. By now I am always carrying an umbrella. The biggest city on Madeira is located in the south, where it is usually sunnier than in the north. This island can have all four seasons at once. And that is during the summer. In winter a single city often has all […]
17 de Janeiro de 2018.

Indian food in Madeira

How Indian cuisine found its way to Madeira (en route from England and South Africa). Paradoxically, Indian food is the national dish of the United Kingdom. For many British people a curry is a frequent treat, so my surprise was palpable when I found several Indian restaurants in Funchal serving British-Indian fusion classics such as Tikka Masala. Perhaps this is a consequence of the myriad British tourists who holiday in Madeira every year. But there is usually a deeper justification. My initial assumption was that one of the many British expatriates of Madeira’s history had popularised the cuisine here. This notion was substantiated by the presence of an Indian Infantry Division at the Jesuits’ College in 1941. The company was […]
16 de Janeiro de 2018.

Full of memories

I have already experienced so much, and there is still so much to do! The most beautiful places and moments in your life will always stay in your heart and memories. But what I’m scared of here is that I experience so many moments and see so many places that I want to remember the rest of my life, but the memories just fade away. I can’t choose if I will remember my last weekend’s hike or the moments when I’m laughing with my roommates so hard, that I fall from my bed. When I’m going to be 55 and I will look back to this year, I hope I’ll remember how I felt in the special moments. The other […]