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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 […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

Relatório de Saúde 2019 da OCDE

Último relatório Health at a Glance da OCDE indica que 67,6% da população portuguesa acima dos 15 anos tem excesso de peso ou é obesa. Tabagismo, consumo de álcool e obesidade são os três principais factores de risco para doenças não transmissíveis, que mais contribuem para a mortalidade em todo o mundo. E segundo o relatório Health at a Glance 2019, divulgado esta quinta-feira pela Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE), Portugal destaca-se precisamente na obesidade e aparece em quarto lugar, juntamente com a Finlândia, na lista dos países que apresentam a maioria taxa de população com excesso de peso quando comparado com a média da OCDE. Assim e de acordo com o mesmo documento, 67,6 % da […]
6 de Novembro de 2019.

Fósseis de criatura em Portugal

Há cerca de 480 milhões de anos, um grupo extinto de artrópodes marinhos – da família de insetos e crustáceos – agrupou-se em fila para atravessar o fundo do oceano. Há quase 500 milhões de anos, criaturas marinhas semelhantes aos percevejos da atualidade já tinham o seu próprio ritual social. Os fósseis recém-descritos revelam grupos de animais espalhados pelo fundo do oceano, todos alinhados, talvez para migrar em grupo, ou em reuniões de acasalamento. De acordo com dados apresentados pelos investigadores na Scientific Reports, os fósseis confirmam que os animais começaram a coordenar os seus movimentos no início da história evolutiva da Terra. Há cerca de 520 milhões de anos, as primeiras formas de vida desenvolveram órgãos sensoriais sofisticados, como […]
5 de Novembro de 2019.

O que os animais nos podem ensinar

Os animais são o assunto central da 7ª edição da revista Electra, da Fundação EDP, que analisa a emergência da causa animal nas primeiras décadas do século XXI. O tema é mais complexo do que parece e permite até alargar a discussão ao lugar dos seres humanos no mundo. Os animais fazem parte do nosso dia-a-dia mas há hoje uma diferença essencial no modo como os olhamos e falamos deles. Pouco depois de o cinema ter som, por volta dos anos 30, um conjunto de curtas-metragens denominadas Dogville Comedies dava “voz” aos animais na sétima arte, estima-se que pela primeira vez. Isso foi como que um prenúncio do que aconteceria no mundo real muito depois, sem efeitos artificiais, e derivado […]
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 […]
4 de Novembro de 2019.

Ocean Cleanup chega aos rios também

Depois de conseguirem retirar plástico do Pacífico (com algumas críticas e atrasos), embarcações da Ocean Cleanup chegam a alguns dos rios mais poluídos do mundo. Objectivo é interceptar o lixo antes de desaguar no oceano. Não foi sem percalços na navegação, mas os navios da Ocean Cleanup chegaram finalmente à ilha do lixo do Pacífico Norte no início de Outubro. Agora, o holandês Boyan Slat ouviu algumas das críticas feitas ao seu sistema de limpeza de plástico dos oceanos e virou-se para um dos principais caminhos do lixo: os rios. “Para livrar os oceanos de plástico, nós temos tanto de limpar a ‘herança’ [o lixo que já está nos oceanos] como fechar a torneira, evitando que mais plástico chegue aos […]
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 […]
1 de Novembro de 2019.

Wroclaw University of Economics

The university based in a central European city. The Wroclaw University of Economics is not only one of the top economic schools of higher education in Poland but also an important centre of science and research. The university is located in Lower Silesia, in south-western Poland, close to German and Czech border. There are more than 17 thousands students, including over 300 foreign students each academic year, more than 73 thousands graduates and over 780 academic teachers. The university has more than 120 bilateral agreements in a frame of the Erasmus Program. The Wroclaw University of Economics is divided into four faculties: of Economic Sciences, of Management, Information Systems and Finance, of Engineering and Economics and of Economy, Management and Tourism. […]
31 de Outubro de 2019.

Novo diagnóstico para cancro renal?

Equipa internacional de cientistas confirmou que há um gene essencial para a sobrevivência de células de cancro renal e identificou um biomarcador que pode indicar como será a resposta do doente à terapia. Se olhássemos para as células de um tumor como um ser vivo que se alimenta de vários ingredientes e soubéssemos quais eram os verdadeiramente decisivos e que as mantêm vivas, talvez tivéssemos aqui uma oportunidade de ataque. Talvez se tirássemos às células de um cancro um ingrediente que sabemos que é essencial, as conseguíssemos derrotar. É mais ou menos este o plano de uma equipa internacional de investigadores que está a tentar encontrar novas formas de luta contra o cancro renal. O trabalho que envolve a identificação […]
29 de Outubro de 2019.

Igualdade de género é censo comum

Quando há uma pequena percentagem de mulheres em instituições e empresas, elas acabam por não ter a mesma experiência educacional, à semelhança do que acontece com qualquer minoria, que nunca tem as mesmas vantagens profissionais e sociais que a maioria, defende a professora universitária. A professora e matemática norte-americana Lenore Blum, que tem trabalhado por uma maior participação das mulheres na área das ciências, defendeu que, apesar de todos os progressos na igualdade de género, é preciso manter a vigilância e mudar microculturas. Em entrevista à agência Lusa, na véspera da sua participação no seminário “Porque é que ainda temos de falar da Igualdade de Género em Ciência, Tecnologia, Engenharia e Matemática (CTEM)?”, a professora de ciência da computação na […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Head in the clouds

Today you’ll learn about René Magritte, the famous Flemish surrealistic painter.  Because there are already numerous biographies out there and Google provides us so kindly with quite a complete overview in his life and oeuvre, I’ll try to approach him from a different angle. Even for the people who aren’t really actively roaming in the art scene, the image of a pipe with the description ‘ceci n’est pas une pipe’ (French for ‘this is not a pipe) must ring a bell. Or perhaps you have seen the applefaced guy with his bowler hat around? These frequently used images belong to the common visual knowledge, thanks to the many channels they’ve been exposed through. It could be you’ve been hiding from […]
12 de Julho de 2019.

Zdzisław Beksińsk

This Polish painter who loved apocalyptic and dystopian art is now one of the most recognized in Poland. His paintings inspire many – one example is the famous Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who has directed films such as The Shape of Water and Hellboy. Zdzisław Beksiński was a modern-day surrealist painter, photographer and sculptor. He was born in 1929 in Sanok, survived the World War II, finished the university in Krakow and was working as a bus designer for an automotive factory. At the same time was creating art, firstly sculptures and photographs, later he also started to paint. While his art was grim, Beksiński was a kind man with a keen sense of humor. He liked to […]
10 de Julho de 2019.

Maintaining a Union

The next elections for the European Parliament are almost here and more than ever, these elections will affect the future of the European Parliament. Up till now most of the decisions were made by the major parties but this year this could change because of the growing support for smaller parties. Because of this, the decision making in the European Parliament might become more open and democratic. In this way the European Parliament might start to look more like the Dutch parliament where multiple smaller parties form the majority instead of just two big parties. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to be part of the ‘European Coal and Steel Community’ which eventually became the European Union. With […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union: what future?

The coming months will be very important for the future of the European Union. The next elections to the European Parliament are scheduled for this year. Five years after the last elections, citizens of the European Union can vote for Members of the European Parliament (MEP). One of the major changes this year will be a reduced number of MEPs. After the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, 705 MEPs will be elected. Simultaneously Poland will receive one additional mandate and thus will elect 52 MEPs. One of the most important challenges is the exit of the European Union by the United Kingdom and lack of respect for the rule of law in some countries. The European Parliament is working […]
5 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union and Austria

On the 26th of may the people of my country, Austria, will be going to the polls to elect the members of the next European Parliament. With us, many other people all over Europe will vote and in this way and we will change the future of the European Union. At the moment, we as Europeans are facing many challenges and difficulties. The Brexit (or whatever it’s gonna be?), the immigration issue and climate change problems are just the tip of the iceberg. All of these things could be solved, if the European Union would work together properly – but currently that’s not the case. Right wing and anti-European parties are taking the lead in more and more countries and […]
3 de Julho de 2019.

The European Elections

The European elections never really mobilised people. Since 1979, the rate of abstention is in freefall in France. However, at this time of political and environmental crisis, the next ones in May could represent high stakes for the future of everyone. Usually used by the French politicians as a sort of instrumentalization of the national politics, this year those elections should carry a more important meaning. The opposition of Macron’s politics would like to sell those elections as a referendum against the actual government in power in France. Beyond this national dissension, appears an actual dichotomy through the all European Union between those who still believe in a Union in agreement with the historical project started in 1945 and those […]