A actualidade noticiosa

Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

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 […]
26 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in the Basque Country

The comparison with the Nordic Santa Claus was inevitable. Christmas Traditions: Olentzero Olentzero is a character from the Basque Christmas tradition. He is a mythological collier that brings Christmas gifts to homes in the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees. Olentzero is represented as a thick man, unkempt, stained with coal. His main characteristic is that he lives isolated from the society dedicated to making charcoal in the forest, enjoying eating and drinking well and every winter he goes down from the mountains to the villages. The most widespread hypothesis is that the origin of Olentzero predates the Christianization of Navarre and that the character of Olentzero must be located within the celebrations of the winter solstice. There […]
24 de Abril de 2019.

A Europe of Traditions

The Traditions of Christmas, Carnival, and Easter in Germany. In my home country, Christmas time starts with the 1st of December, children receive “Adventskalender”, a calendar made mostly out of chocolates, which are used as a count down until Christmas Eve. This period is called the time of advent, from Latin adventus meaning arrival. Each Sunday during these four weeks is especially important, as, on these Sundays of Advent, we are lighting up one candle after another on our Advent wreath, until at the end, there are 4 candles lit: the sign that Christmas has come. On the 6th of December, we celebrate Saint Nicolaus day, in the night from the 5th to the 6th, children put out their boots […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in my country

The traditions in Liechtenstein are very similar to the rest of Europe. Our Christmas traditions start on the first Sunday of December. We light a candle on that day and spend the day with our family and some people go to church. The following Sunday we light another candle and so on until the fourth Sunday of the month. On the 24th of December, a lot of people go to church and spend the day with family. Most people have a family dinner and also open the presents on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day a lot of people usually spend the evening/day with the extended family. During the following days, everyone visits other families and friends. Carnival is the biggest […]
15 de Abril de 2019.

Celebrations

How to celebrate Carnival, Easter or Christmas in Germany. In Germany, the carnival season starts already at the 11th of November and ends months later at Ash Wednesday, which means that our season is much longer than in most of the other countries. However, there is a lot to experience during this time and most of the people are crazy about this season of the year. On the 11th of November, different villages and cities present their carnival prince of the season and celebrate the beginning of carnival with performances and music. From the beginning of January, you can visit lots of different carnival events, where dancing groups or well-known carnival bands perform traditional carnival dances and carnival-live-music. Everyone is […]