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3 de Dezembro de 2018.

The sound of home

Two places connected to the sea. The water splashes against the rocks. The wind whistles over the boats. Both Egmond and Madeira, two places connected to the sea. I come from a little village in the Netherlands named Egmond aan den Hoef, yes that complicated, just try to say that name out loud. Same as Madeira the sea is one of the most important features of this place. The sand turned into rocks, the dunes into mountains. There is no other place like home, but along the way of life, the feeling of that word changes. For me home is not my home village but is the people and culture, for me most of all it’s the arts and freedom. […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Mérito as usual

Porto Business School distinguida pelo Presidente da República com título honorário da ordem de mérito. Mérito as usual Em visita à escola, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reconheceu a Porto Business School “como pioneira nacional na ligação entre universidades e empresas”, e fez questão de salientar que o mérito, “mais do que escolar e empresarial, é um mérito social”. No passado domingo, dia 25, a Porto Business School comemorou o seu trigésimo aniversário com o “anúncio inesperado, da parte do Presidente da República, de que a escola de negócios da Universidade do Porto seria distinguida com o título honorário da Ordem do Mérito”. O Presidente da República salientou o papel desta instituição “na ligação entre escola e empresa e a sua […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Vaduz

My hometown Vaduz is really different from Funchal. I live in the capital city of Liechtenstein, a town called Vaduz. Liechtenstein itself is smaller than Madeira and Vaduz is also a lot smaller than Funchal. Vaduz has about 5,500 inhabitants and Funchal has got about 110,000. Similarities are hard to find, because the size of the towns are very different, also because of the climate. Funchal is located near the ocean with a lot of humidity and it’s always very warm. Vaduz is a lot colder and it also rains a lot there and it’s not humid at all. But there are also similarities like the tourism and the university. A big part of Vaduz is the tourism. There are […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

Biodiversidade há 800 mil anos

Ilhas portuguesas incluídas na análise que considera que não chega olhar para os últimos 20 mil anos e que é preciso recuar até aos 800 mil. Um estudo que envolveu mais de 50 ilhas vulcânicas, incluindo os Açores e a Madeira, conclui que a biodiversidade só pode ser compreendida se se para a variação do nível do mar dos últimos 800 mil anos. Publicado na revista Global Ecology and Biogeography, o trabalho “contradiz a maioria dos estudos na área, que consideram apenas níveis do mar extremos registados num passado recente, há cerca de 20 mil anos”, explica o comunicado do Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais. A flutuação do nível do mar tem-se alterado ao longo de milhares de […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Plágio leva a suspensões

A prática de plágio alastrou-se com a ajuda das novas tecnologias. Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra avisou que para estes casos não haverá “penas menores”. A Universidade de Coimbra (UC) já puniu 77 estudantes pela prática de plágio ou de fraude em provas e trabalhos académicos, anunciou nesta quinta-feira a instituição. Numa nota enviada à comunicação social, a UC indica que este é o balanço dos últimos seis anos, especificando que 19 estudantes foram sancionados por plágio e outros 56 por fraude. Foram suspensos. Os casos de plágio foram descobertos em trabalhos (12), relatórios (3), dissertações (três) e teses (um). Treze dos estudantes foram suspensos por cinco meses e aos outros seis foi recusada a avaliação pelo período de um […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
21 de Novembro de 2018.

O 2.º ciclo deve ser repensado

A existência de um só ciclo inicial de seis anos voltou a ser abordada a propósito da Estado da Educação 2017. O presidente da Associação Nacional de Dirigentes Escolares (ANDE) admite que possa fazer sentido repensar a existência do 2.º ciclo do ensino básico, mas defende que mais importante é aligeirar a carga curricular do 1.º ciclo que considera ser pesada. “Faria algum sentido que se repensasse esta estrutura do 1.º ciclo e do 2.º ciclo. Faria algum sentido que se pensasse na possibilidade de um só ciclo de seis anos”, disse Manuel Pereira, reagindo assim às declarações da presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) sobre o relatório Estado da Educação 2017. A presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, indicou que […]
19 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Bludenz

About what my new home has in common with my old one. About the life in a small town between alps and about the similarities of my old and new home. Since I was born, I have lived in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meters and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. However, my new home is Funchal. I have lived here since the beginning of August, and although it is so different from my original home, there are a lot of similarities. Funchal has about […]
18 de Novembro de 2018.

UMa e Governo da RAM em protocolo

Dia 20 de Novembro, às 11:30, na Sala do Pátio I A Universidade da Madeira (UMa) e o Governo Regional da Madeira, através da Secretaria Regional da Saúde (SRS) e do Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira (SESARAM, E. P.E), assinaram no dia 20 de novembro, um protocolo adicional ao acordo de cooperação existente entre as instituições, tendo em vista criar as condições necessárias à consolidação do Ciclo Básico do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina (CBMIM) e a sua extensão ao 3.º ano do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina (MIM), na UMa. A cerimónia de assinatura do protocolo adicional teve lugar no Edifício da Reitoria, no Colégio dos Jesuítas, às 11:30, e contou com a presença do Reitor da UMa, […]
20 de Agosto de 2018.

Willy Brandt

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971. Willy Brandt was born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm on 18 December 1913 in Lübeck (northern Germany) where he became a socialist during his teenage years due to his family background. In 1933, he changed his name and fled to Norway to avoid arrest by the Nazis and worked as a left-wing journalist. After the German occupation of Norway in 1940, he escaped to Sweden where he lived until 1945. Brandt returned to Germany after World War Two. In 1948, he started his political career within the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and becoming a member of the German parliament. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing […]
17 de Agosto de 2018.

Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez

He led UCD to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years. Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez was a Spanish politician and lawyer, who occupied the charge of the president in the Spanish government. In 1977, Suárez led the Union of the Democratic Centre (Unión de Centro Democrático, UCD) to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years and became the first democratically-elected prime minister of the post-Francoist Spain. He studied law in Salamanca, ended his doctorate in law at “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” and he was a key figure in the Spanish transition from the dictatorial regime to the democracy after Francisco Franco’s death. After he was elected president of the government, being chosen by King Juan Carlos I, he […]
13 de Agosto de 2018.

Hiking in Madeira

One of my favorite’s activities here It has been four months since my experience in Madeira started. After this time I can’t consider myself as an expert of the island but I can explain one of my favorite’s activities here. That is always a good plan to do, not just in summer, but also at any time of the year go hiking in Madeira. Ribeiro Frio is a forest park where you can observe several Laurissilva forest species and the weather is fresh enough at any time of the year, perfect for a walking trail. The natural park is the crossroads of several levadas (paths). One of the easiest and most recommended trails is the Vereda dos Balcões that takes […]
10 de Agosto de 2018.

Tips for a summer in Madeira

Madeira is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The island contains wonderful flora and fauna and its climate is very pleasant all year long. Besides, Madeira offers many hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, and hostels and the island is one of the safest holiday destinations because the island is virtually crime-free. In this text, I want to highlight essential information on what Madeira can offer you during your summer holiday in Madeira. Madeira its nature is beautiful and that is why I recommend exploring the island its stunning views while doing outdoor activities. The island offers activities like levada and mountain walks, diving, paragliding, fishing, canyoning, and surfing. Also, dolphin and whale watching is one of the possibilities. […]
6 de Agosto de 2018.

Seasons in Madeira

I need to plan what I will visit again or experience new. My project in Madeira ended after 10 months. I arrived in Madeira in late September with the start of a beautiful autumn. The island presented itself with a lot of sun, long days and a water temperature I found highly surprising for October. But despite all this, it was not as tropical as I expected it to be and although Madeira’s nature is impressive I could not find the jungle I dreamt of. During Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the capital Funchal started to glow, gleam and glint in every street due to its overwhelming decoration which made the darkest day of the year was a very shiny […]
3 de Agosto de 2018.

Travel around the coast

Something that a lot of people do in the summer in Madeira. The most popular way to travel is to rent a car and split the cost, making it quite cheap transportation. However it can be hard to drive in the mountains, and if you don’t have a great car and a lot of people you can get stuck on a hill. A bus is also an option, somehow they can easily drive on even the smallest and steepest roads, but it can be quite expensive to get a ticket. The last option is to ask for a lift on the road. It is actually pretty safe here so there is no problem with doing that, and it is free. […]