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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 Outubro de 2018.

Cultural Capitals

Kraków, considered by many the cultural capital of the country. It was named (by the EU) the European Capital of Culture for the year 2000. The city has several famous theaters and many interesting museums. The charming Old Town with an unique Main Square and the iconic gothic St Mary’s Basilica attracts thousands of tourists. As well as this, the Old Jewish Quarter and its nonroutine bars and exquisite restaurants are a sight to behold. You can easily find diverse pieces of art in some small exhibitions directly in the streets. The significant number of art houses provides access to the independent and sophisticated cinema. A great many music festivals take place here, from traditional to modern and alternative sounds. […]
25 de Outubro de 2018.

From Poland to Funchal

It’s hard to believe that my locality and Funchal have anything in common. The place where I come from is located in the center of Poland. It is a peaceful countryside where days pass slowly. There is neither a river or lake. Unlike Funchal, which is surrounded by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt Funchal and whole Madeira have unbelievably varied and beautiful flora. Much more diversified than flora in my countryside. Nevertheless, forests remind me my countryside. Especially during the Levada walks I have that familiar feeling of peace and relaxation. Another similarity is the hospitality of local people. Their kindness and willingness to help others bring to my mind my family and friends who wish me well. […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Unknown Similarities

Unknown similarities found even in distant and most different places. How to compare two places that appear to be so completely different at first glance? Funchal, the thriving southern metropolis and my small home village Husen, a part of western Germany, totally unknown to 99% of the world’s population. My village consists of round about 1,000 people, a stark contrast to the population of Funchal with its over 110,000 inhabitants. And even if we take a look at the two cities my village belongs to, Lichtenau and Paderborn, there do not seem to be that many similarities. The most obvious connection might be the big Portuguese community in Paderborn, which offers Fado concerts, as well as Portuguese language and cooking […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Differences: Kajaani and Funchal

There is still one significant similarity. European Union. Today’s temperature in Funchal is 25 degrees. In my home city, Kajaani, it is 5 degrees. Here in Funchal, we have palm trees, sand, flowers, and an ocean. In Kajaani, we have grass, birch trees, and lakes. By night streets of Funchal are full of people. By night in Kajaani, there are no people on the streets, and actually not necessarily in days. My name is Anni Ruskela and I am from Kajaani, Finland. Currently, I live here in Funchal, Madeira. I am going to stay here for seven months. It already feels like I have been here many months. Funchal is already my second home; all these streets that I am […]
15 de Outubro de 2018.

Embracing a city

When I think about Amsterdam, I think about the sensory experiences of the city. The sound of tourists’ suitcases rolling over cobblestones, the penetrating smell when you pass a coffee shop in one of the alleyways or the rain on your skin when you’re cycling to the other side of town. I think about crowded cafes when our football team plays. How whole streets turn orange, our national color, and the excitement on people’s faces. How people cheer when our team scores and how the cafes turn to silent mumbling and cursing when the other team scores. How you can’t get out of these places without having had a beer shower or being hugged by random strangers when the orange […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

A small Dutch village

Smell the freshly cut grass, look at the swallows and make a trip on the tractor. Kolderveen is an extremely small village where you can find a lot of cows, horses, tourists and many seniors on electric bicycles. Literally, Kolderveen consists of only one street which is almost 2,5 km long. I think with around 200 inhabitants there live many more cows and horses then people. The Netherlands has twelve provinces, Kolderveen belongs to the province Drenthe which lies in the north of the Netherlands. Three of the provinces , included Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands are well known because of the meadows, farms and sober people compared with the environment of the four biggest cities called the […]