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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 […]
5 de Junho de 2019.

Europe for me

Europe doesn’t mean only a couple of countries, it is more than that. Members of the European Parliament are elected every five years and this year in May will be the next election. As a transnational parliament with directly elected members, the European Parliament is unique in the world. The institution represents the interests of the EU citizen at an European level. The Parliament elects the President of the European Commission and appoints the Commissioners (as a college). There is more scepticism in the Netherlands about what Europe is and if it is necessary to be in the European Union. In general the Netherlands are positive about Europe but the well-known migration discussion is still a big deal for some […]
27 de Maio de 2019.

Christmas, Easter and Carnival

Every family has their own Christmas traditions Christmas In my family, Christmas always begins with the decorating of the Christmas tree. Later, we usually cook some sweet food. So, we made some chocolate truffles for us and the family, and we also made “fruits déguisés” some dry fruits filled with almond paste. For the Christmas dinner with my family, we eat smoked salmon and foie gras which is cooked duck liver. We also eat turkey filled with chestnuts. And for dessert, we eat la buche, a cake in the shape of a wood log with a glass of champagne. We open the presents usually after dinner on the 24th of December. Every family has their own Christmas traditions but regarding […]
24 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in my country

My favorite tradition of all in the U.K is the Notting Hill Carnival. Traditions in the UK vary depending on which part of the country you are from. Traditional religious festivities such as Christmas and Easter have less religious connotations attached to them due to an ever-increasing secular society. Corporate interest and late-stage capitalism have also averted the traditions of these celebrations, towards culture and industry of shopping and consuming. The traditions that occur in my family household, are quite simple nowadays. If you are from a religious family, then you might attend midnight mass on the 24th of December, however, we just drink some prosecco and watch a Christmas film or an episode of Only Fools and Horses, a British […]
22 de Maio de 2019.

Christmas and Easter in Poland

12 dishes on Christmas Eve and buckets of water on Easter Monday, those are just an example of how we celebrate this special time in Poland. Christmas Christmas in Poland is celebrated for 3 days starting from Christmas Eve. Dinner starts with the first star in the sky, which refers to the Star of Bethlehem which the three kings saw on the way to the Infant Jesus. When the whole family is ready, we start by sharing wafer and make wishes, then we can start eating. Traditional dinner on this day consists of 12 meatless dishes and trying each of them should guarantee happiness during the next twelve months. Typical dishes, for example, are beetroot soup with small dumplings stuffed […]
20 de Maio de 2019.

Easter in Poland

This celebration involves many unique and joyful rituals, including plenty of homemade delicacies. The first sign of approaching Easter is a large number of branches and dried flowers being brought to the church. One week before Easter, Palm Sunday takes place (according to Catholic tradition, the day marks Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem). Since palm trees are rare in Poland, churchgoers often bring ‘palms’ made of colorful woven dried branches. On the Saturday before Easter Sunday, Poles paint hard-boiled eggs (called pisanki). Some use store-bought kits which make the coloring and decorating easier, others continue to make dyes in the traditional way – with boiled onion skins. Another Saturday activity is the preparation of Easter baskets: lined with a white lace […]
17 de Maio de 2019.

Poland during celebrations

How to Polish people celebrate Christmas, Carnival, and Easter There are many traditions of Christmas and Easter in Poland but just a few around Carnival. The greatest number of Christmas traditions concern Christmas Eve. According to tradition, on the table should be twelve dishes, where the only kind of meat is fish. Everyone around the table should try all of the dishes. The most typical dish is carp which can be served in various versions, usually fried. Other traditional dishes are beetroot soup with ravioli, herring in sour cream, poppy seed cake or sauerkraut with mushrooms. Typically one place setting should be left free for an unexpected guest which symbolizes every hungry or alone person who spends Christmas without family […]
15 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in France

Christmas and Easter in France. The main celebration of Christmas in France is on the evening of the 24th of December. This is also on the eve that the presents are offered. Most of the time, it is simply a long family dinner which lasts until the early morning of the 25th. It begins as a basic aperitif with champagne and white wine. After we eat some seafood, that is called foie gras, then a trou Normand is served. It is made of vanilla ice cream and calva. In the part of France from which I am from, the biggest Carnival is the one of Dunkerque. It takes place from January to March. Nevertheless, the main and noisiest part of […]