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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 […]
3 de Dezembro de 2018.

Centro de Estudos abre candidaturas

O Centro de Estudos, um projeto da Fundação do Futebol – Liga Portugal, permitirá que os alunos e ex-alunos do Ensino Superior mostrem o seu valor em áreas como a Ciência e Tecnologia ao serviço do Futebol. Aos autores dos três trabalhos vencedores, além de um prémio monetário, será dada a oportunidade de integrarem estágios remunerados na Liga Portugal, na EY e na SABSEG, que, juntamente com a FADU, apoiam este programa, cujos objetivos estão delineados: Incentivo à investigação científica e tecnológica na área do futebol e temáticas adjacentes; Divulgação de estudos / trabalhos de investigação e de desenvolvimento tecnológico; Criação de uma rede de interação que promova a inovação na área do futebol. Os candidatos poderão consultar o regulamento […]
3 de Dezembro de 2018.

The sound of home

Two places connected to the sea. The water splashes against the rocks. The wind whistles over the boats. Both Egmond and Madeira, two places connected to the sea. I come from a little village in the Netherlands named Egmond aan den Hoef, yes that complicated, just try to say that name out loud. Same as Madeira the sea is one of the most important features of this place. The sand turned into rocks, the dunes into mountains. There is no other place like home, but along the way of life, the feeling of that word changes. For me home is not my home village but is the people and culture, for me most of all it’s the arts and freedom. […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Mérito as usual

Porto Business School distinguida pelo Presidente da República com título honorário da ordem de mérito. Mérito as usual Em visita à escola, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reconheceu a Porto Business School “como pioneira nacional na ligação entre universidades e empresas”, e fez questão de salientar que o mérito, “mais do que escolar e empresarial, é um mérito social”. No passado domingo, dia 25, a Porto Business School comemorou o seu trigésimo aniversário com o “anúncio inesperado, da parte do Presidente da República, de que a escola de negócios da Universidade do Porto seria distinguida com o título honorário da Ordem do Mérito”. O Presidente da República salientou o papel desta instituição “na ligação entre escola e empresa e a sua […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Vaduz

My hometown Vaduz is really different from Funchal. I live in the capital city of Liechtenstein, a town called Vaduz. Liechtenstein itself is smaller than Madeira and Vaduz is also a lot smaller than Funchal. Vaduz has about 5,500 inhabitants and Funchal has got about 110,000. Similarities are hard to find, because the size of the towns are very different, also because of the climate. Funchal is located near the ocean with a lot of humidity and it’s always very warm. Vaduz is a lot colder and it also rains a lot there and it’s not humid at all. But there are also similarities like the tourism and the university. A big part of Vaduz is the tourism. There are […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

Biodiversidade há 800 mil anos

Ilhas portuguesas incluídas na análise que considera que não chega olhar para os últimos 20 mil anos e que é preciso recuar até aos 800 mil. Um estudo que envolveu mais de 50 ilhas vulcânicas, incluindo os Açores e a Madeira, conclui que a biodiversidade só pode ser compreendida se se para a variação do nível do mar dos últimos 800 mil anos. Publicado na revista Global Ecology and Biogeography, o trabalho “contradiz a maioria dos estudos na área, que consideram apenas níveis do mar extremos registados num passado recente, há cerca de 20 mil anos”, explica o comunicado do Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais. A flutuação do nível do mar tem-se alterado ao longo de milhares de […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Plágio leva a suspensões

A prática de plágio alastrou-se com a ajuda das novas tecnologias. Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra avisou que para estes casos não haverá “penas menores”. A Universidade de Coimbra (UC) já puniu 77 estudantes pela prática de plágio ou de fraude em provas e trabalhos académicos, anunciou nesta quinta-feira a instituição. Numa nota enviada à comunicação social, a UC indica que este é o balanço dos últimos seis anos, especificando que 19 estudantes foram sancionados por plágio e outros 56 por fraude. Foram suspensos. Os casos de plágio foram descobertos em trabalhos (12), relatórios (3), dissertações (três) e teses (um). Treze dos estudantes foram suspensos por cinco meses e aos outros seis foi recusada a avaliação pelo período de um […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
21 de Novembro de 2018.

O 2.º ciclo deve ser repensado

A existência de um só ciclo inicial de seis anos voltou a ser abordada a propósito da Estado da Educação 2017. O presidente da Associação Nacional de Dirigentes Escolares (ANDE) admite que possa fazer sentido repensar a existência do 2.º ciclo do ensino básico, mas defende que mais importante é aligeirar a carga curricular do 1.º ciclo que considera ser pesada. “Faria algum sentido que se repensasse esta estrutura do 1.º ciclo e do 2.º ciclo. Faria algum sentido que se pensasse na possibilidade de um só ciclo de seis anos”, disse Manuel Pereira, reagindo assim às declarações da presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) sobre o relatório Estado da Educação 2017. A presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, indicou que […]
30 de Novembro de 2017.

So much to do and (not) enough time

I just need to relax and enjoy the beauty of this island. Following that I will not regret anything when I look back. Looking at a map Madeira seems like a tiny island, which could be explored in a few days. There is a big difference between expectations and reality. There are so many hidden places to see, so many Levadas to follow and so many mountains to climb. Being a volunteer for ten months seems long at first but time flies. I have been in Madeira for about six weeks now. At the one hand it feels like I have just arrived a few days ago, on the other hand I feel already home and know my way around. […]
27 de Novembro de 2017.

Real life lessons

Let´s hope that these lessons are only the beginning of many others and that I can keep learning as fast as I did last two months. One week ago, I went to the mainland for the on-arrival training in Guimaraes. This is a training for those who do EVS in Portugal and who just arrived. I had so much fun this week! We didn’t have to cook, which was of course one of the things I appreciated the most and we also talked about A LOT. After this week I realised a few things, I realised how much I had already learned from the beginning until that moment. Let me sum up a few things: – I learned how to […]
23 de Novembro de 2017.

The portrait of a nightmare

Once I had a very weird dream, I was in another country, outside of home and alone. This was my dream I woke up at 9 in the morning, and immediately I realized that I wasn’t in my bed, or my room, or my house and suddenly I saw through the window (in this strange room there were 3 beds and 1 window) and I saw that I was even further of my country, just there in the middle of a big square there was a flat that I didn’t recognize it was green and red and with some weird symbols in the middle, suddenly someone entered in the room there was a very tall man with the palest skin […]
20 de Novembro de 2017.

The urge to see the world

One thing that I have understood since I live on this tiny island is why people get addicted to travelling. I started going abroad not long ago, when I could afford it. So when holidays came, I would always try to convince a friend to go with me and find the cheapest flights or Airbnb. There was no real purpose or reflexion behind this, only the will to go somewhere outside the country where I was born. But then I had the opportunity to go live abroad for the first time in my life, and my view of things completely changed. Time flies, and to know that I am in Madeira for 10 months pushes me to make the most […]
16 de Novembro de 2017.

I am addicted to …

I am addicted to do walks among the nature with a breathtaking landscapes. Even if life here goes slowly, I try to spend all my free time very active instead of lie flat on the beach only. I am not good if I miss one weekend without doing any hiking trail. You do something for the first time, and then repeat again and again and that´s how you are addicted then. My first time with THAT drugs was on the first weekend of April. It was first hitchhike-experience (on the Island), viewpoint on Pico do Arieiro, hiking from Porto da Cruz to Machico with the camping on Prainha Beach, then hiking to São Lourenço and hitchhike with very old school […]
13 de Novembro de 2017.

Danger! Danger!

A short guide to putting yourself in danger Even though Madeira has, if I’m not mistaken, around 2000 kilometers of levadas, not all the trails are open and not all the trails are safe to explore. This is an important thing to keep in mind. Before going for a hike, you should always check if the levada or vereda you’re about to walk is in good conditions and offers safety. And if somebody says the trail is dangerous – you don’t go. Should be obvious, right? Well, wasn’t for me. So some weeks ago I found this one levada on a map, Levada do Curral do Castelejo. It was marked on the public communication map of Funchal, one they give […]