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25 de Novembro de 2019.

Culturally active countries

Macedonia – one of the most culturally active countries The region of Macedonia is one of the most culturally active in Europe. For the last few centuries, the region was determined by the neighbouring states, leaving no room for the local people to establish their own country. It was only in the 20th century that the Macedonian people were able to establish their own state. Ancient times  Humans were settling in these regions since the Neolithic period. Soon after, the region was occupied by the Greeks and was influenced by their culture but, in turn, also influenced Greek politics. With the rise of Alexander the Great, a Macedonian, the region experienced its first peak, which made the ancient kingdom of […]
24 de Novembro de 2019.

Tempo excessivo nas creches

Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família, defende a vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos. O tempo que as crianças passam nas creches portuguesas é desadequado para o seu desenvolvimento, considera a Ordem dos Psicólogos, alertando para o perigo de estes espaços se transformarem num mero “depósito de crianças”. Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família — com os pais ou com os avós, explicou à Lusa Sofia Ramalho, vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos (OP). “Já entre os dois e os três anos o horário pode esticar um bocadinho, […]
23 de Novembro de 2019.

A brief history of Croatia

Croatia is situated between central and southeast Europe, with a population of around 4 million. There is lots of evidence of Croatia being populated during the prehistoric period, fossils of Neanderthals have been found in the north of the country and the most famous place is in Krapina, where over eight hundred fossils were found. In 9 AD Croatia became a part of the Roman Empire, until the 7th century when the Avar and Croat peoples invaded and destroyed most of the Roman towns. The Roman survivors fled to the coast, islands and mountains. Dubrovnik, a city on the southern coast of the country, was established by these survivors. Duke Branimir, who received recognition from the Pope John VIII, was […]
22 de Novembro de 2019.

Educação inclusiva nas escolas

Inquérito da Fenprof dá conta de que a maioria dos directores considera que a situação melhorou nas escolas com o novo regime de educação inclusiva, enquanto quase metade dos professores inquiridos afirma exactamente o contrário. Directores satisfeitos, professores descontentes. Parece ser este o estado de espírito presente nas escolas a propósito da aplicação do novo regime de educação inclusiva, aprovado no ano passado. É, pelo menos, o que revelam os resultados de um inquérito promovido pela Federação Nacional de Professores (Fenprof), em que foram validadas 1192 respostas por parte de professores (num universo de cerca de 110.000) e de 92 direcções (para um total de 801). No documento com os resultados do inquérito, a Fenprof destaca que as respostas dadas, […]
21 de Novembro de 2019.

The history of one Balkan state

The history of the first Bulgarian state dates back to the 7th century. Bulgaria was founded by Asparukh in 681. The Christianisation of the state began at the end of the 9th century. At the beginning of the 11th century Bulgaria was conquered by Byzantium. After more than 100 years, a major uprising restored the Bulgarian state to form the Second Bulgarian Empire. Bulgaria was flourishing over the next two centuries until it disintegrated into two smaller states, which were eventually subjugated by the Ottoman Empire. The Turks eliminated Bulgarian knighthood, deprived Bulgarian citizens of their rights and subordinated the Church to the Patriarch of Constantinople. Bulgaria remained an integral Turkish territory for the next 500 years. A great uprising […]
19 de Novembro de 2019.

Observatório Oceânico em risco

O Observatório foi constituído em Janeiro de 2014 com o objectivo de investigação e monitorização permanente do oceano e agrega uma comunidade científica multidisciplinar. O financiamento daquele espaço termina no próximo ano. O Observatório Oceânico da Madeira (OOM) pode encerrar caso não exista apoio financeiro no âmbito do quadro comunitário, referiu esta segunda-feira o secretário regional do Mar e das Pescas, Teófilo Cunha. “Temos quadros [comunitários de apoio] a terminar e outros que ainda não se iniciaram e vai haver aqui um espaço temporal em que algo vai ter de ser feito, com o risco de algumas entidades, como o observatório, poderem encerrar se não tiverem financiamento para funcionar”, disse o governante, durante uma visita que fez às instalações do […]
18 de Novembro de 2019.

Ar, águas e biodiversidade na OCDE

Relatório da OCDE Environment at a Glance 2019 mostra que Portugal está em linha com os restantes países na maior parte das questões, mas precisa de emitir menos gases com efeito de estufa, reciclar mais e proteger mais a sua biodiversidade O mundo não está a ganhar a batalha da redução das emissões de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE), que aumentaram em cerca de 1,5% desde 1990, mas os países da OCDE têm diminuído as suas emissões nos anos mais recentes e, neste campo, Portugal é um bom aluno. Desde 2012 que cumpre as metas do Protocolo de Quioto e em 2017 ficou-se pela emissão de 70.546 toneladas de dióxido de carbono (CO2, a principal fonte de GEE). O […]
17 de Novembro de 2019.

Vatican City State

Vatican City State is an independent city-state located inside Rome, Italy. It is the world’s smallest independent state by population and area. In the year of 1929 the Vatican City became an independent state. This was the outcome of three years of negotiations between the Kingdom of Italy and the Catholich Church. The Vatican is known as the centre of Roman Catholic Church. Every year an insane amount of people travel there with the aim of seeing the Pope, who is the bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Peter’s basilica and the wonders of The Vatican museums show the religious history of Roman Catholic Church in the form of architecture and art. Text written in […]
16 de Novembro de 2019.

Portugal defende a ciência aberta

Acesso facilitado aos dados científicos e aos trabalhos de investigação publicados faz parte do conceito de ciência aberta e de divulgação aberta, para que o conhecimento científico se difunda mais rapidamente pela sociedade. O ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, defendeu esta quarta-feira na sede da UNESCO, em Paris, que Portugal é favorável à ciência aberta e é “líder” no reconhecimento mútuo de diplomas universitários. “Trazemos aqui a mensagem intrínseca de a UNESCO ter que reforçar as questões da abertura do conhecimento através dos conceitos da ciência aberta ou da divulgação aberta. E trazemos três mensagens claras: abertura do acesso, participação clara de todos os cidadãos e conhecimento relevante”, disse o ministro à agência Lusa. Foi esta […]
15 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Finland

I chose Finland because it is the most eco-friendly country in the world. This is the outcome based on the EPI: The Environmental Performance Index. It’s a useful tool to measure the green credentials of various countries around the world. The EPI assesses a country’s eco-performance across nine categories: agriculture, air quality, biodiversity and habitat, climate and energy, forests, fisheries, health impacts, water resources, and water and sanitation. Now the question I ask myself is how this came to be? What is the reason that they excel in this field? Why do they manage to prioritize this green quest, where other countries fail to do so? And more importantly, can we learn something from them? It all boils down to […]
13 de Novembro de 2019.

A Europe of Nations

The country has had its hand in one of the biggest events in world history, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Bosnia and Herzegovenia is a fascinating country to study, it is a fairly recent country (in terms of being independent and having defined borders) stemming from the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1992.  Since the end of Yugoslavia it has encountered terrible wars and a lot of ethnic tensions. The reason for this comes from a long and complicated history that saw ethnic groups bound together under empires. Firstly the Ottoman Empire, secondly, the Austro-Hungarian, and lastly, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. What happened between 1992-95 was the worst humanitarian disaster Europe faced since […]
11 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Belgium

The name ‘Belgium’ is said to come from Belgae tribes that lived in the northern part of what was then Gaul around the 3rd century BC. Belgium is well known for its famous cuisine; its chocolate and waffles, but how much do we actually know about its history? There is a lot of speculation about where the Belgae tribes originated, but many scholars think that they started themselves. They were described as ‘the bravest of them all’ and Julius Caesar found it difficult to conquer them. It took him four years before he succeeded in 53BC. Caesar also found them very different to the other tribes in Gaul. Belgium was part of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of […]
9 de Novembro de 2019.

Small Country with a Big History

Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². Officially known as the Republic of Malta, it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 its makes Malta the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

The Radboud University

The best “traditional university” in the Netherlands Being located in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, the Radboud University was founded in 1923. Nowadays approx. 20.000 students study in seven different faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Law, Medical Sciences, Management, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Science and the Faculty of Social Science. Since the university is focused on international research in several fields, most master degrees are taught in English, whereas most bachelor degrees are taught in Dutch. One could name numerous note-worthy alumni of this university, but the most notable would probably be Frans de Waal. After graduating in Primatology and Ethology in 1970, he became very well known for his research in primate social behaviour and the […]
5 de Novembro de 2019.

University For the Common Good

I attended Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland, where I studied business and tourism management. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a very new university, it was founded in 1993, because of the merger of The Queen’s College and Glasgow Polytechnic. It is the third university in Glasgow, is located in the centre of the city and serves over 20 thousand students and 1500 staff members. There are also campuses in London, New York, and a college of engineering in Oman. The university’s chancellor is currently Annie Lennox, famous singer in Eurythmics, social activist and philanthropist. The chancellor’s role is mostly symbolic, she attends important events such as graduation. In most Scottish universities graduates are “capped” before receiving their degree, which means […]
3 de Novembro de 2019.

Asproni, Motzo, Arborea

My long journey into the Italian high school system, through dreams, changes and troubles. Except for the very first years of elementary and middle school, I have never been a model student; I really cannot say that I always studied hard during my 6 years of high school, even if I have always had a decent ability to understand at first glance. For various reasons I have found myself changing several classes, courses and school. Moreover I had to repeat one year, the third one, but in any case I always had to study during the summer the subjects that I didn’t pass during the year. All these things for sure didn’t help my nature of being constantly distracted from […]