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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]
19 de Julho de 2017.

1500 Bolsas de Doutoramento

Ministro da Ciência espera que as bolsas de doutoramento aprovadas em 2017 cheguem às 1500. O ministro da Ciência disse esta terça-feira, no Parlamento, que a sua expectativa é de que as bolsas de doutoramento aprovadas em 2017 cheguem às 1500 e disse que há apenas 26 bolsas com pagamentos em atraso. Numa audição aos deputados da comissão parlamentar de Educação e Ciência, o ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor disse que espera que em 2017 as bolsas de doutoramento aprovadas pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) atinjam as 1500, sendo que os dados provisórios apresentados pela tutela apontam já para 1441 bolsas aprovadas entre Janeiro e Julho. Em 2016 foram aprovadas 1380 bolsas de […]
28 de Junho de 2017.

Política de formação em medicina

Impedir novas ofertas só afeta quem não tem dinheiro para ir fazer a sua formação em Espanha, na República Checa ou noutro qualquer país. A Medicina é dos poucos cursos, se não o único, que, em Portugal, apenas é oferecido no ensino superior público. Ora, em outubro passado foi submetida à Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES) uma proposta da CESPU, Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário. Mesmo tratando-se de uma instituição cooperativa, era expectável a oposição à criação do curso. A decisão da A3ES tem de ser baseada apenas na qualidade da proposta, acreditando-o, como não o acreditaria se não oferecesse as condições adequadas. E se há, como há quem afirme, cursos a funcionar com […]
14 de Junho de 2017.

Erasmus a sobrevivência da UE

Comissão e Parlamento Europeu celebram nesta terça-feira 30 anos do programa de mobilidade que já envolveu mais de 9 milhões de pessoas. Ministro da Educação é um dos homenageados. Quando há um ano e meio João Costa concorreu a um estágio na Comissão Europeia era um de entre milhares de jovens candidatos a um lugar na sede do organismo, em Bruxelas. Acabou por ser escolhido e acredita que não teria sido “se não tivesse todo o passado de intercâmbios” que tem. “Eu não era apenas mais um jovem com uma licenciatura”, explica. Foi a experiência Erasmus a facilitar-lhe o caminho, uma história que é comum nos últimos 30 anos. O programa tem aberto portas a milhares de jovens e, pelo […]
29 de Maio de 2017.

Curso superior ficou mais barato

Nos últimos cinco anos desceram os custos directos com a educação, mas aumentaram as despesas com a habitação, alimentação e transportes. Estudar no ensino superior custa, em média, 6445 euros anuais a cada estudante. Quase três quartos deste valor destinam-se aos custos de vida, como o alojamento, alimentação e transportes, concluiu um estudo realizado por investigadores do Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, que é apresentado na próxima terça-feira. A despesa anual com um curso superior sofreu uma descida de 2,7% face a 2011, um resultado que pode ser explicado com algumas das consequências da crise financeira que afectou o país. O valor do custo anual da frequência do ensino superior para cada estudante foi apurado pelo Instituto de Educação […]
8 de Março de 2017.

Só 5% ocupam cargos de topo

Os autores da obra “Homens e Igualdade de Género em Portugal”, que foi lançada esta semana, referem que “os avanços na educação das jovens não impedem que a escola deixe de reproduzir estereótipos”. O Dia Internacional da Mulher comemora-se esta quarta-feira e com a data chegam os números, as estatísticas, os dados oficiais que lançam o alerta às organizações, aos homens, às mulheres, aos feministas, à sociedade civil. O “Livro Branco – Homens e Igualdade de Género em Portugal”, que vai ser apresentado amanhã pela Comissão para a Igualdade no Trabalho e no Emprego e pelo Instituto de Ciências Sociais (ICS) da Universidade de Lisboa, conclui que uma maior educação das mulheres não implica igualdade laboral. Coordenado por Karin Wall, do […]