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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 […]
17 de Outubro de 2019.

The University of Bologna

The Alma Mater Studiorum is the oldest university in the entire world: it was founded in 1088. The University of Bologna includes 32 Departments and 5 Schools, with courses in all fields, from the scientific area to the more classical studies. The notable reputation of the University is known everywhere due to the high quality of information it guarantees. All the professors that work for the UniBo are enlightened experts and professionals with prestigious curricula. For these reasons, people from all over the world come to benefit from its academic offerings.  The University of Bologna has contacts and twinings with other famous and important universities all over the world, for example with the University of Buenos Aires. Their students can enjoy great opportunities, […]
15 de Outubro de 2019.

The University of Lodz

I had the pleasure of learning and acquiring knowledge from the best professors at this university. The University of Lodz was established in 1945 and has long been one of the biggest and most popular universities in Poland. High level of education, learning foreign languages, scholarships, student exchange programs are just some of the advantages that I experienced by my own.  The 12 faculties, and a branch unit of the University provide programmes in 100 fields of study and 160 specializations. In addition, the University offers several doctoral programmes, more than 50 postgraduate study programmes, as well as studies in English and French. More than 28 000 students attend the University of Lodz.  The University is also very open for […]
13 de Outubro de 2019.

Can the European project survive?

The project “Europe” is stumbling. Now more than ever. Opinions tend to differ sharply when it comes to questions concerning refugees, the rise of far right parties and racism against minorities. The European Union seems to fall apart as countries discuss the leaving of this once-so-promising project. So the question arises, what can we – as individuals – do to save this venture? How can we make sure that our grandchildren will have the same privileges that we have now?  I think the most basic and most important precondition is to be OPEN. To be open towards new cultures, new people, new habits. To be open towards new norms, new ideas, new point of views. Only when we mutually approach […]