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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 […]
29 de Outubro de 2019.

The school system in Germany

I was in my last school two and a half years. There I did my general qualification for university entrance at the beginning of this year. In Germany we have 16 federal states and every state can change the school system a little. This is why we don’t have a uniform school system in the whole country. This is difficult because the levels in the different states can be different. In my federal state the students are studying for four years in primary school, six years in junior high school and two and a half years or three years in high school. In high school I have the choice of which school subjects I want to take. I have to […]
27 de Outubro de 2019.

Musical education

I studied in Puolalanmäki Upper Secondary School for three years and graduated in 2018. It’s one of the Upper secondary schools in Turku, which is a city on the southwest coast of Finland. The main reason why I wanted to apply to Puolalanmäki was that the school offers a great music oriented programme. The programme also ended up being the reason why I was motivated to go to school every day. Alongside normal subjects I had a lot of music courses, for example music history, theory, singing lessons and classes on how to express yourself with music and how to get better in performing songs. I was one of the singers in our school’s choir, which consisted of more than […]
25 de Outubro de 2019.

My old school: HLW Rankweil

The “HLW Rankweil”, as it’s called, is located in Rankweil, Austria and was founded in 1977. The school I’m writing about is my old high school. At the moment there are around 65 teachers and 480 students, most of them being girls. It takes five years to finish and graduate from this school. This school is not like a normal high school, the correct translation of the name is: school and college of management and services industries. This means that in addition to general education it provides a technical and vocational training in subject-related theoretical and business-oriented subjects. The essential objectives are: personal growth and development, creativity, teamwork, communicative skills in several languages and practical experience. After this school you […]
24 de Outubro de 2019.

Mais um vírus eliminado no mundo

Doença responsável por paralisia infantil tem três tipos de vírus. Organização Mundial da Saúde anuncia que o tipo 3 está erradicado. Falta só eliminar o tipo 1, ainda presente no Paquistão e Afeganistão para erradicar por completo a poliomielite. Está erradicado do mundo mais um de três tipos do vírus da poliomielite, doença infecciosa responsável pela paralisia infantil. O anúncio é feito esta quinta-feira pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS): o tipo 3 deste vírus foi eliminado. Fica assim percorrido mais de meio caminho para acabar com a doença no mundo. Ainda existem duas bolsas — Afeganistão e Paquistão — que têm o vírus tipo 1 a circular. A poliomielite é provocada por três tipo vírus: tipo 1, tipo 2 […]
23 de Outubro de 2019.

The University of Warsaw

The best University in Poland according to the Perspektywy University Ranking 2019. The University is located in Warsaw – the capital of Poland, one of the most rapidly developing cities in Europe and it is the heart of economic, political and social life of Poland. The University of Warsaw was established in 1816 by the permission of Emperor of Russia and Polish monarch Aleksander I. The University was opened on the 14th May 1818 with the name: The Royal University of Warsaw. The emblem of the university shows an eagle with palm and laurel branches, and the five stars refers to the number of faculties included when the university was open: Law and Administration, Medicine, Philosophy, Theology, and Arts and […]
21 de Outubro de 2019.

My University

I studied at the University of Reading for three years. My degree was in History and Politics. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Reading is in Berkshire which is about a thirty minute train ride from London Paddington. The University itself has some significant history attached to it. It was formerly part of Oxford University’s Christ Church College but was granted independence to produce its own degrees by a Royal Charter from King George V. It was also the first university to appoint a woman as a chair at an English University level-institution in 1912. The University also boasts having the renowned Twentieth Century composer Gustav Holst as a Professor of music.  Reading University can also proclaim one of the […]
19 de Outubro de 2019.

Teaching innovation

Artistic architects, pondering physicians and dreaming designers, at the Technical University in Delft they all come together. The vibrant campus, located right next to the historic centre of Delft, is a place where ambitious students are conducting groundbreaking research and realising innovative ideas. TU Delft ranks as one of the top technical universities in the world and is known for its innovative strategies and its attention towards sustainability. With over 20.000 students and 8 faculties TU Delft strives to make a better future for all of us. It’s a place where students work hard to keep their heads above water but also challenge themselves by working on side projects with other students like building a racing car that relies solely […]
18 de Outubro de 2019.

Há 5 queixas de bullying/dia

No dia 20 assinala-se o Dia Mundial de Combate ao Bullying. A PSP lançar uma “operação” orientada para a prevenção deste tipo de crimes junto dos alunos do ensino obrigatório. O bullying nas escolas portuguesas motivou mais de cinco denúncias por dia no ano lectivo de 2017/2018, segundo dados da PSP. A polícia recebeu 1898 queixas de bullying ocorridas em ambiente escolar: 1285 diziam respeito a ofensas corporais e as restantes 613 eram relativas a injúrias e ameaças, mas a PSP estima que haja muitos mais casos não denunciados. Os números foram avançados à agência Lusa pelo comissário João Moura, do gabinete de imprensa da Direcção Nacional da PSP, que acredita que os casos reais de injúrias e ameaças sejam […]
15 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Finland

I chose Finland because it is the most eco-friendly country in the world. This is the outcome based on the EPI: The Environmental Performance Index. It’s a useful tool to measure the green credentials of various countries around the world. The EPI assesses a country’s eco-performance across nine categories: agriculture, air quality, biodiversity and habitat, climate and energy, forests, fisheries, health impacts, water resources, and water and sanitation. Now the question I ask myself is how this came to be? What is the reason that they excel in this field? Why do they manage to prioritize this green quest, where other countries fail to do so? And more importantly, can we learn something from them? It all boils down to […]
13 de Novembro de 2019.

A Europe of Nations

The country has had its hand in one of the biggest events in world history, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Bosnia and Herzegovenia is a fascinating country to study, it is a fairly recent country (in terms of being independent and having defined borders) stemming from the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1992.  Since the end of Yugoslavia it has encountered terrible wars and a lot of ethnic tensions. The reason for this comes from a long and complicated history that saw ethnic groups bound together under empires. Firstly the Ottoman Empire, secondly, the Austro-Hungarian, and lastly, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. What happened between 1992-95 was the worst humanitarian disaster Europe faced since […]
12 de Novembro de 2019.

Direito do Trabalho: Noções Básicas

Dia 4 de Dezembro, das 18:00 às 21:00, na sala n.º 18 da UMa. Actualmente, as relações laborais são alvo de constante mudança e actualização tornando-se, por isso, indispensável acompanhar essas alterações, quer seja através do acesso às noções básicas ou através do acesso às normas e regras resultantes do Código do Trabalho. Importa, pois, que se tenha um conhecimento dos conceitos e dos diversos institutos que constituem e integram o sistema jurídico português, sendo igualmente importante conhecer as normas aplicáveis. De forma a dotar os interessados de competências que façam a diferença no seu futuro profissional, a Académica da Madeira, em colaboração com a N-Advogados, promove o workshop em Direito do Trabalho: Noções Básicas, com duração de 3 horas, ministrado por […]
12 de Novembro de 2019.

Ninguém gosta!

Quando os estudantes não recebem os resultados das bolsas… Quando o Governo não cumpre a lei… Quando a Acção Social não funciona… A atribuição de bolsas de estudo aos estudantes do ensino superior está novamente atrasada, afectando aproximadamente meio milhar de estudantes da nossa academia que, em Novembro, ainda aguardam pelo desenrolar do processo de candidatura à bolsa de estudo. O processo é lento e afecta, nesta altura, cerca de meio milhar candidatos* à bolsa de estudo na Universidade da Madeira que ainda não receberam qualquer resultado. São alunos prejudicados por não conhecerem os seus apoios sociais, por não poderem usufruir do passe sub23 enquanto bolseiros e por suportarem o conjunto de despesas que o Ensino Superior implica sem qualquer […]
11 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Belgium

The name ‘Belgium’ is said to come from Belgae tribes that lived in the northern part of what was then Gaul around the 3rd century BC. Belgium is well known for its famous cuisine; its chocolate and waffles, but how much do we actually know about its history? There is a lot of speculation about where the Belgae tribes originated, but many scholars think that they started themselves. They were described as ‘the bravest of them all’ and Julius Caesar found it difficult to conquer them. It took him four years before he succeeded in 53BC. Caesar also found them very different to the other tribes in Gaul. Belgium was part of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of […]
9 de Novembro de 2019.

Small Country with a Big History

Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². Officially known as the Republic of Malta, it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 its makes Malta the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled […]