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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Reitores querem discutir o E.S.

“Vamos ter um ano de eleições, os partidos estão a fazer programas eleitorais, vão fazer programas de Governo e o nosso objectivo é fornecer elementos de conhecimento do ensino superior para esse debate”, disse Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, reitora do ISCTE. Os reitores vão iniciar 2019 a discutir os problemas do ensino superior, convidando para o debate instituições, alunos, académicos, mas também decisores políticos, para, em ano de eleições, tornarem públicas as questões que querem ver nos programas eleitorais. A iniciativa é do Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP), que ao longo de 2019, mas também em 2020, promove uma convenção do ensino superior, dividida em seis conferências, a primeira das quais está marcada para 7 de Janeiro, no ISCTE — […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Die Ärzte

Today’s blog post is about a musician from my home country. Therefore, I decided to write about the popular band “Die Ärzte”. Since my early childhood, I have been a huge fan of this band. Perhaps this sounds a bit strange due to the fact that the band is considered to be a punk rock band but I still enjoy listening to their songs and watching their videos. Let me give you some information about this band. The band was founded in 1982 in Berlin by Bela B and Farin Urlaub, who are two of the three band members. Farin Urlaub, the guitar player, Bela B the drummer and Rodrigo Gonzales were part of this band until their breakup in […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Cientista instalará laboratório

Cientista alemã vai receber uma bolsa para instalar o seu laboratório em Portugal. Claudia Bank vai desenvolver mais o seu estudo no campo da dinâmica evolutiva. A investigadora do Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) Claudia Bank vai receber uma bolsa no montante até 250 mil euros para instalar o seu laboratório. O financiamento, que a cientista alemã vai receber via Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, é promovido pela Organização Europeia de Biologia Molecular, que premeia este ano dez investigadores “em início de carreira que estão a estabelecer laboratórios em Portugal, na República Checa, na Polónia e na Turquia”, refere o IGC, em Oeiras. Claudia Bank, que fez o doutoramento na Áustria e o pós-doutoramento na Suíça antes de […]
15 de Dezembro de 2018.

Udo Jürgens

A man who made songs for all generations. Jürgen Udo Bockelmann was born on the 30th of September 1934, in Klagenfurt, Austria. He was the child of two Germans and he grew up in a castle (Schloss Ottmanach) with his parents and his two brothers. Udo Jürgens taught himself how to play the piano when he was a kid. After high school, he started studying music in the academy of music of Karnten and later in the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The style of his music was Schlager-music, Chanson, Jazz and pop music. During his years of study, he started playing Jazz and Swing in the Café Lerch, a Café with dancing. In 1950, he won a composer competition in Austria, […]
13 de Dezembro de 2018.

Dezembro é mês de chuva de estrelas

Em Portugal, o fenómeno vai ser visível de 14 a 17 de Dezembro e, depois, entre os dias 17 e 26. Para apreciar estas chuvas de estrelas não é necessário nenhum equipamento específico, basta olhar para o céu. Durante esta semana, vai poder assistir a uma chuva de estrelas — ou melhor, de meteoros das Gemínidas. Em Portugal, o fenómeno vai ser visível de 14 a 17 de Dezembro, apesar de já ter começado no dia 4 deste mês, mas com menos intensidade. “Popularmente, é conhecida por chuva de estrelas, mas o que de facto estamos a ver é um enxame de meteoros, pequenas partículas de poeira ou restos de rochas que entram na nossa atmosfera e começam a arder. […]
12 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

An example of how Max Raabe’s music transcends time and space. Max Raabe enriches the musical landscape both nationally and internationally by reviving chansons from the 1920s and 1930s, re-interpreting contemporary songs, and composing film scores. In his early childhood, Raabe became passionate about music and joined a children’s choir. To further develop his talents, he attended singing classes and ultimately decided to study music at the Berlin University of the Arts. In Berlin, he soon found like-minded people and established the Palace Orchestra in 1985. The orchestra specialized in performing music from the 1920s and 1930s. A decade later, the orchestra released a series of songs, one of which appeared in a German film production. Ever since, the orchestra […]
11 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maior extinção da história da Terra

O estudo divulgado pela revista Science revela que a extinção em massa que ocorreu há 252 milhões de anos foi causada pelo aquecimento global. 96% das espécies marinhas foram exterminadas. A maior extinção da história na Terra, que marcou o fim do período permiano, há cerca de 252 milhões de anos, foi causada por alterações climáticas, indica uma investigação divulgada na edição desta sexta-feira da revista Science. A extinção no final do permiano, no fim da era paleozóica e muito antes dos dinossauros, aconteceu quando o planeta estava repleto de plantas e animais, que foram praticamente extintos. Aquecimento global no Pleistoceno elevou o nível do mar até 13 metros Fósseis em rochas no leito dos mares mostram um ecossistema marinho […]
9 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mikel Laboa

One of the Basque Country’s most important singer-songwriters Considered the father of Basque music, his music has had an influence on younger generations. His album Bat-Hiru (“One-Three”) was chosen in a reader’s poll by the local newspaper as the greatest Basque album in history. Nearly all of his songs are sung in Basque. Mikel Laboa was born 15 June 1934 in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa. During his student years he became interested in music, influenced by artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Violeta Parra. Following in their footsteps, Laboa would also identify himself as a “political artist”. During the 1960s, along with other Basque artists, he founded the cultural group Ez Dok Amairu (“There is no 13”), which in many ways wanted […]
6 de Dezembro de 2018.

Emissões de CO2 aumentam em 2018

Relatório constata que as emissões globais de dióxido de carbono devem atingir a maior subida de todos os tempos em 2018 com um aumento de mais de 2,7% face a 2017. Este é um dos principais alertas dirigidos aos líderes mundiais reunidos na cimeira do clima das Nações Unidas, na Polónia. A cimeira das Nações Unidas sobre Alterações Climáticas (COP 24), a decorrer em Katowice (na Polónia) até 14 de Dezembro, está a servir de gatilho para inúmeros alertas sobre o mau estado em que colocámos o nosso planeta. Apesar das previsões mais optimistas dos que acreditam que ainda vamos a tempo de remediar o mal, a verdade é que os problemas que os representantes de 190 nações têm de […]
6 de Dezembro de 2018.

A composer from Liechtenstein

A man who showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. No one knows Liechtenstein and if you ask a person who grew up here about famous people from this country, finding an answer will be very difficult. It is not easy to think of a musician from Liechtenstein. Even the results shown on Google are frustrating. Not only are there just a few results but there was only one name I have heard before: Josef Rheinberger. Now, we have learned that famous people from Liechtenstein are as hard to find as cheese from Madeira, we can look at why I actually know this person. He was born in Liechtenstein, to be exact in Vaduz on the 17th of March […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

Souvenirs

Are you going on your vacation or actually you are there, but don’t know what to buy as a souvenir? Come on! It is not so difficult at all, is it? We are different, so our taste as well. For one of us the perfect souvenir is postcard, the others might choose some parts of clothes with logo of hosting city. How the situation looks in the most popular destinations for travelling on the Globe? In London people willingly buy thousands kinds of fridge magnet with images of historical attractions and royals, of course. In Paris the winners are white t-shirt and small pendant, both present the Eiffel Tower. What about Funchal? Which object is the most valuable for our […]
23 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas time

This moment of the year is for me really important and emotional as I am writing this text few days before Christmas. Funchal looks fabulous with all light decorations but I still cannot feel that this time is just about to start. What am I missing? I have never spent these holidays abroad, even taking into account the fact that I had already lived abroad before. Beyond the whole religious aspect, this time is really significant for me as my entire family can be together which is normally not so easy as we live in different places. What I appreciate most in Poland is the festive atmosphere when you look out the window and see that snowy and cold land […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.

Funchal

The isolated capital of the pearl of the Atlantic Funchal is, depending on whom you ask either a big or a tiny city. The capital of Madeira counts more or less 112.000 inhabitants and is the largest city of the island. But what is Funchal for me? I have been in Madeira for one and a half month now and had enough time to get the first impression of its landscape and also its capital Funchal. When I arrived here I thought that Funchal has everything one could wish for. And that is right… at least when you are a tourist. Here, you can find a bunch of souvenir shops, a lot of cafes and restaurants and a mass of […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

EUA põem fim à neutralidade da net

Já foi votado o fim da neutralidade da rede nos EUA, com três pessoas a votarem a favor da mudança e duas contra. A reunião teve uma interrupção por motivos de segurança durante a discussão. Num resultado de três para dois, a FCC, autoridade reguladora para as comunicações americana, votou a favor do fim da neutralidade da rede nos Estados Unidos da América. A legislação tinha sido aprovada em 2015, durante o mandato de Barack Obama, mas assim que esta alteração entrar em vigor (daqui a cerca de dois meses), as operadoras de telecomunicações norte-americanas passam a poder vender pacotes de Internet que permitem o acesso a apenas alguns conteúdos da rede, e não a todos, como tem sido norma […]