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15 de Junho de 2019.

A minha experiência SVE na Roménia

Na reta final desta experiência, posso afirmar que aprendi o verdadeiro sentido de voluntariado: é um dever civico e não uma opção para um cidadão ativo. Quando decidi fazer um SVE, foi algo que começou por ser uma curiosidade, com o intuito de me divertir, conhecer pessoas de outros países e culturas e ter uma oportunidade para crescer e aprender. Com destino à Roménia, na Europa de Leste, a cidade Craiova tornou-se na minha casa durante quase quatro meses. Ajudei a desenvolver o projeto “Be Fit”, que consistiu em ajudar adolescentes de uma prisão/centro de detenção/correção local. Através de atividades de desporto, pintura, artes manuais e dança, tentámos transmitir aos jovens os valores e a importância da inclusão social e […]
14 de Junho de 2019.

EU: elections and the future

In a short time, it will be May 23-26, time for the next elections for the European Parliament. These elections are especially important, as they concern the future of Europe and its standing towards important subjects such as work, security, migration and climate change, some of the most discussed topics, be it in global or local politics. Topics which have a huge influence on our future and well-being in said future. These elections may also mark an important turning point, seeing as the European Union is trying, and often struggling, to fight against the apathy of its citizens and the strong populist tide many countries seem to find themselves in. The situation in my country, Germany, may be described as […]
14 de Junho de 2019.

NASA permite visitas à Estação E.I

Agência espacial dos EUA também perspectiva um regresso à Lua, agora das mulheres. Donald Trump já disse que não é na Lua que devemos ficar, é para Marte que devemos ir. Visitas turísticas à Estação Espacial Internacional vão ser realizadas a partir de 2020, garantiu esta sexta-feira a NASA. O anúncio prevê a abertura do espaço para “novas oportunidades comerciais” e também a pessoas e empresas que queiram apoiar financeiramente a agência espacial norte-americana. A NASA, sublinhou Robyn Gatens,​ directora adjunta da estação, irá permitir a realização de duas missões com “astronautas privados” por ano, com uma “curta” duração de 30 dias cada. Para o director financeiro da NASA, Jeff DeWit, o plano será cobrar aos “turistas” 35 mil dólares […]
13 de Junho de 2019.

Cientistas de lápis e pincéis

Até agora, curso de ilustração científica na Universidade de Aveiro já formou cerca de uma centena de ilustradores. O Laboratório de Ilustração Científica do Departamento de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro tem vindo a tornar-se uma referência internacional nesta área, recebendo todos os anos alunos estrangeiros que vêm aprender a comunicar a ciência através da imagem. Este espaço destinado à investigação e experimentação no universo da imagem documental, enquanto modelo de comunicação do conhecimento científico, foi criado em 2011, tendo já realizado sete edições do curso de formação em ilustração científica. “É um curso muito exigente. São quase 1700 horas de formação, com dez disciplinas distribuídas pelos dois semestres”, disse à agência Lusa Fernando Correia, director do laboratório que já […]
12 de Junho de 2019.

Elections and the future of the EU

Europe is going through quite a difficult period; facing turbulent times and big important questions coming along forces the EU to think how it is going to shape its future. What kind of solutions it will it be able to make and how well will they work eventually. The European Union has survived before, so now it just needs to focus on solving problems in a innovative way and try to keep people trusting and believing on the work of Union. Europe has to be able to react quickly for the changing reality and to turn the challenges in to possibilities. This next citation is about the motto of the EU (”United in diversity”) and so, according to the European […]
11 de Junho de 2019.

A ciência enquanto bem público

O ensino superior e a ciência têm de estar no cerne da agenda política para o país. O ensino superior e ciência em Portugal tem sido palco de um crescimento continuado ao longo das últimas décadas. Este crescimento traduziu-se, por exemplo, num importante aumento dos recursos humanos ativos, com destaque para o crescente número de doutoramentos, no aumento muito notável da produção científica, traduzida em artigos publicados, e também na capacidade de captação de financiamento internacional. Contudo, este crescimento ocorreu num quadro de subfinanciamento crónico das instituições e de crescente precarização laboral. Entretanto, os indícios de afunilamento das áreas de investigação; de transferência parcial das responsabilidades de investimento em ensino superior e ciência para o setor privado; de insuficiências na […]
10 de Junho de 2019.

Election time

The occasion for a young Italian man to discuss about European unity. In this exact historical moment Italy is facing some troubles on the road to European unity: year by year too many governments have risen to power, each of them ruled by different parties and political figures, sometimes with diametrically opposed ideas about how to deal with Europe and its politics. Now more than ever, it is essential to work towards unity; in a world where the powers become bigger and more centralized there’s no space for fishes that swim alone. Moreover the European dream is not anymore something unavailable and far from our reality, it is slowly happening in front of our eyes, and an initiative such as […]
8 de Junho de 2019.

Flexibilidade curricular e Eurydice

Tempos atribuídos nas matrizes curriculares nas Ciências e Estudos Sociais foram ignorados pela rede Eurydice, o que impede a comparação de Portugal com outros países. O mais recente relatório da Eurydice, a rede europeia de informação sobre educação, que analisa os tempos dedicados ao ensino, não contabilizou, este ano, as horas que Portugal dedica à instrução das disciplinas incluídas nos campos das Ciências Naturais e dos Estudos Sociais. Porquê? Segundo o próprio relatório Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2018-2019, porque estas são áreas “obrigatórias com flexibilidade de tempo”. Ou seja, o alargamento, este ano, a todas as escolas, da flexibilidade curricular levou a Comissão Europeia a deixar de fazer estas contas no caso nacional. O […]
7 de Junho de 2019.

European Union and the elections

This article is about the importance of the European Union and the next European election. Since I applied for my voluntary service on Madeira I realized how important European connections and projects are to get to learn new languages, cultures and moreover to develop further as a human being, such as a big community. Being part of the European Union makes me aware of many benefits we have because of this interconnectedness. Our possibility to go abroad has changed a lot in the last few years and it is getting easier with every year. As a result of the EU, we have more chances to take part in Erasmus projects or student exchanges than ever before. But being part of […]
5 de Junho de 2019.

50% professores do ES com excelente

Menos de 5% tem resultado negativo. Sistema de apreciação do desempenho não agrada nem às instituições nem ao sindicato do sector. Na última vez em que foram avaliados, mais de metade (53,8%) dos professores do ensino superior tiveram uma classificação de “excelente”, a mais elevada possível. Em sentido contrário, menos de 5% tiveram um resultado negativo, revela um inquérito feito pelo PÚBLICO às instituições públicas. O sistema de apreciação de desempenho dos docentes do sector parece não agradar a ninguém e tanto o sindicato do sector como representantes das universidades e politécnicos defendem mexidas. A recolha de informação feita pelo PÚBLICO junto das instituições mostra ainda que, além dos 53,8% de docentes com “excelente”, outros 23,5% tiveram classificação de “muito […]
31 de Julho de 2019.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon in my opinion is one of the greatest painters ever to put brush to canvas. His work would completely shock, scare and amaze those who would gaze upon it. His work would be etched upon the British consciousness after the Second World War. Coming out of the horrific and devastating war, Bacon’s paintings would reflect not only his consciousness but he would tap into the dark and unnerving subconscious of the people. He was an Englishman who was brought up in Ireland during in his formative years. His childhood was a very tough and harrowing one,  he suffered from severe asthma and that meant he was a recluse and very shy. Additionally, growing up with a strict protestant […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
26 de Julho de 2019.

Pioneer in a world of abstract art

Using simple elements like horizontal and vertical lines and primary colours Piet Mondrian created pieces that have been discussed by many people. Even though his last works are abstract, he has not always been an abstract painter. His arts career started shortly after primary school. From this moment he started taking art classes and had many different teachers. After failing a qualification test for an arts school because of the subject ‘anatomy’, Mondrian started to focus on the painting of landscapes. In the following years his painting style was influenced by other painters like Van Gogh and Matisse. His style shifted from realistic to more expressive, his lines became harsher and colours more dramatic. This change in style became even […]
24 de Julho de 2019.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in 1864 near Toulouse (Albi) in the South of France. He was from an aristocratic family. As he was very young, it appeared that Toulouse was suffering from a congenital illness due to his parents being closely related genetically. In such a wealthy family it was very common to marry between first cousins in order to protect the patrimony. This illness known as Pycnodysostosis (nowadays commonly called Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome) weakened his bones. Because of two serious horse-riding accidents, his legs stopped growing, letting him for the rest of his life with the legs of a child. Unable to pursue his original equestrian passion, he started to take art lessons. At the time of his arrival […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Wojciech Fangor

Polish painter, graphic and poster designer from the 20th Century, one of the co-founders of the Polish School of Posters. Wojciech Fangor was born on 15th November 1922 in Warsaw, nowadays he is mostly associated with op-art, however he started with paintings in socialist realism style. One of the most famous of his painting from this time is “Korean Mother”, currently placed in National Museum in Warsaw. He learnt  art from Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Kowarski, in 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After the death of Stalin, he left the convention of social realism and he focused more on poster design. Together with Stanisław Zamecznik he represented the first environment in Poland “Studium przestrzeni”. […]
19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]