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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

15 de Março de 2019.

The short king of Poland

A small man who was a great king. In XIV century Poland had a king of Piast dynasty, who was famous because of his height. Wladyslaw became the King at the age of 52 years old and his way to achieve this position wasn’t easy. He was the middle son of Kazimierz I Kujawski, his two older brothers were almost adults when he was born. However, they were actually only half-brothers, because his father was married twice before he married the mother of Wladyslaw, Eufrozyna. A legend says that Eufrozyna tried to poison the older sons of Kazimierz I, so Wladyslaw who was still a baby at that time would inherit some lands after his father. The trap of Eufrozyna […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Livro Verde do Ensino Superior

Federação Académica de Lisboa publicou “Livro Verde” no qual avalia problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior. Quase metade das instituições de ensino superior continuam a ter edifícios não adaptados para alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais, alertou esta segunda-feira a Federação Académica de Lisboa (FAL) defendendo a urgência em corrigir estes casos potenciadores de exclusão social. Depois de há um ano ter apresentado o “Livro Negro do Ensino Superior”, a FAL lançou esta segunda-feira o “Livro Verde”, no qual faz uma avaliação dos problemas vividos pelos estudantes do ensino superior, dedicando um capítulo aos alunos com Necessidades Educativas Especiais (NEE). Ali estão descritas as principais dificuldades com que se deparam diariamente os estudantes com NEE, com destaque para a falta […]
13 de Março de 2019.

Independence of Finland

Independence Day was first celebrated in 1917. During the interregnum from the fall of Nicholas II to the end of the Finnish Civil War in 1918, sovereignty in Finland was exercised by the Finnish Parliament. And until the October Revolution and the declaration of independence by the Russian interim government which happened after the civil war, regents were appointed by the parliament and a new king was to be elected. The nation of Finland has never been an independent sovereign monarchy. No attempt to establish a fully-fledged Finnish monarchy has been successful. When it finally became established as a modern independent nation state it was, despite a very brief flirtation with a monarchy, in the form of a republic. And […]
12 de Março de 2019.

Patentes a custo zero

Empresas apenas pagarão royalties a partir de meio milhão de euros de facturação anual. Presidente da instituição defende que o actual modelo desperdiça recursos públicos. Entre patentes, modelos e desenhos com propriedade industrial, o Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL) tem 228 registos activos (11 deles internacionais) de invenções suas protegidas. Destes, apenas dois estão a ser explorados por empresas. Para mudar esse panorama, o presidente da instituição, Rui Pedrosa, quer mudar as regras de licenciamento e disponibilizá-lo a custo zero. “Salvo raríssimas excepções, a propriedade industrial serve para enriquecer o currículo da instituição e dos investigadores, mas não está ao serviço do benefício económico”, considera o presidente do IPL. E isto acontece, diz, porque as instituições de ensino superior “não estão preparadas para […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Docentes e investigadores

Revisão dos estatutos das carreiras docente e de investigação vai ser defendida na segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior, que se realiza na próxima semana Os professores do ensino superior devem ter mais horas de serviço para dedicar à investigação, defendem os reitores. Ao mesmo tempo, os investigadores também deviam passar mais tempo nas salas de aulas. Para isso, será necessário rever os estatutos das carreiras de docente e de investigação. Os responsáveis das universidades públicas vão apresentar uma proposta nesse sentido, na próxima semana, durante a segunda sessão da Convenção do Ensino Superior. O actual estatuto da carreira docente universitária, cuja última revisão foi feita em 2010, estabelece que um professor deverá dar entre seis a oito horas […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Blanca I of Navarre

The third daughter of King Carlos III and Leonor de Trastámara Blanca I of Navarre (Pamplona, 1385- Segovia, 1441), belonging to the dynasty of Évreux, was queen consort of Sicily between 1401-1409, and queen of Navarre from 1425 until her death. She was the third daughter of King Carlos III of Navarre, nicknamed “the Noble” and his wife Leonor de Trastámara. In 1402 her marriage was arranged with Martin the Younger, King of Sicily and heir of the Crown of Aragon. In 1408, Blanca is named regent of the kingdom of Sicily, when her husband leaves on a military expedition to the kingdom of Sardinia, from where he will never return since he died in Cagliari in 1409. The death of […]
8 de Março de 2019.

Caminhada espacial 100% feminina

O feito acontece 35 anos depois de uma mulher ter realizado uma caminhada espacial pela primeira vez. Pela primeira vez na história da exploração especial, uma dupla de mulheres astronautas da NASA vai realizar uma caminhada espacial a partir da Estação Espacial Internacional, confirmou a agência norte-americana. O feito acontece 35 anos depois de uma mulher ter feito uma caminhada no espaço pela primeira vez — a cosmonauta soviética Svetlana Savitskaya, em Julho de 1984. No âmbito da Expedição 59, as astronautas da NASA Anne McClain e Christina Koch vão realizar a caminhada a 29 de Março. A partir do solo, a acompanhar a expedição, estará Kristen Facciol, controladora de voos da Agência Espacial Canadiana (que coopera com a NASA), que estará aos […]
8 de Março de 2019.

Prince Hans Adam II

Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein. In Liechtenstein, we still have the monarchy, therefore I would like to introduce our Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein. Prince Hans Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein is currently the head and leader of the Liechtensteinian monarchy. He is currently 73 years old and was born on the 14th of February in 1945. He is the son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921–1989). He also bears the titles Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf, and Count Rietberg. Hans-Adam is the richest monarch in Europe. In 1967 he married Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (born 1940) and together […]
7 de Março de 2019.

Inscrições Erasmus+ 2019-2020

ABERTURA DE INSCRIÇÕES ERASMUS 2019-2020: ESTUDOS E ESTÁGIOS A Universidade da Madeira informa que as inscrições para o programa de mobilidade Erasmus+, para o ano letivo 2019/2020, decorrerão no período compreendido entre os dias 1 e 31 de março de 2019. Todos os interessados deverão preencher o seguinte Formulário de Candidatura para Mobilidade Erasmus. ESTUDOS Candidatura: podem candidatar-se todos os alunos que tenham realizado um mínimo de 60 ECTS; Duração: entre 3 meses e 12 meses, inclusive; A mobilidade efetua-se ao abrigo de protocolos previamente assinados entre Universidades parceiras às quais o estudante se pode candidatar, de acordo com as vagas existentes. O aluno deverá escolher a Universidade de acolhimento/destino com o apoio e confirmação do Diretor de Curso. Qualquer […]
6 de Março de 2019.

Belgian Monarch: King Boudewijn

Let’s talk about the most iconic king Belgium has had in its history. Boudewijn was born in 1930, son of Prince Leopold, and his mother Astrid of Sweden who died in an automobile accident in 1935. On 15th of December 1960 he married to Dona Fabiola, unfortunately, they had no children. Remarkable facts: He replaced his father, King Leopold, at the age of just 21 due to the unpopularity of the former king. – During Boudewijns reign, the Belgian Congo became the independent Democratic Republic of Congo. – Boudewijn attended the state funeral of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, as head of state of the Belgian state – in 1990 Boudewijn refused to sign a bill permitting abortion, the […]
18 de Setembro de 2018.

Barcelona, my home city

Barcelona, attractive for everyone I am a city girl. I have lived all my life in the heart of Barcelona, watching the Sagrada Familia from my window and born in one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in the city, Sant Pau hospital. In Barcelona you can find art and history along with modernity and diversification. In the city you can stroll through modern neighborhoods, such as Poble Nou, full of new construction. On the top of that, the historic centre of Barcelona is a beautiful medieval area: the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic). Full of streets with interesting details, squares with history and famous churches. The geographical area, the food and the climate of Barcelona are some of the […]
14 de Setembro de 2018.

Bludenz: my home before Madeira

About the life in a small town between alps. Since I am born I life in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meter and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. During summer Bludenz is a popular hiking and mountain-biking resort. In the Brandnertal for example there are a lot of different tours and since 2014 there is also a single trail on the Muttersberg. Bludenz is also a great place to stay if you like hiking. It is the meeting point of several valleys as e.g. Walgau, […]
9 de Setembro de 2018.

Meet Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein, a small country between Austria and Switzerland and also my home. Liechtenstein is a very small country so its cities are also very small. Liechtenstein has almost 38000 inhabitants and the whole country has only 160km². Although Vaduz is the capital city, it is not the city with the greatest number of inhabitants. Schaan, the city next to Vaduz has more inhabitants. Vaduz has many beautiful spots even though it is very small compared to other cities. Vaduz is the city with the castle in which the Prince lives with his family. Underneath the castle is the “Städtle”, the city center with shops and the government building. It`s where you can also find […]
3 de Setembro de 2018.

Marianne Thieme

At the front of the European Animal and environmental rights. Animal and environmental rights are a big topic in the Netherlands. The country is the first country in the world with a political party with among its main goals animal- and environmentally friendly policy. Although the Party for the Animals considers itself to be a testimony party – a party which does not seek to gain political power but focuses on its principles and thereby influencing other parties – the party is gaining more followers every year. Last March during the municipal elections in the capital Amsterdam the party went from 12 seats to 33 seats. Represented in the parliament, senate and European parliament, the party is also becoming more […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Jordi Pujol

He kept hidden funds in tax havens for more than three decades. In the last years in Spain have been uncovered many cases of corruption among politicians of different parties. One of the most scandalous committed frauds is leaded by Pujols’ family. Jordi Pujol is a Spanish politician considered a reference and historical leader of the region of Catalonia. When democracy was established in Spain, he won the first Catalan parliamentary elections and remained in the position for 23 years widely supported by the voters. He was the founder of Convergència Democràtica and he is a symbol of Catalan nationalism. But his lasts declarations were not closely related to the independence of Catalonia. He was compelled to confess that he […]
24 de Agosto de 2018.

Mark Rutte

A Dutch politician serving as the 50th Prime Minister. Mark Rutte, born in 1967 is a national figurehead in the Netherland for nine years as the prime minister of the Netherlands. Besides, he is the Leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie – VVD). Mark Rutte announced that he will not be a politician forever. He already spends one morning a week teaching Dutch and Civics at a nearby secondary school in The Hague. I will focus on his career before he leaves the political field. Mark Rutte, born in The Hague went to a gymnasium high school from 1979 until 1985, specialising in the arts. Rutte his original ambition was to attend […]