A actualidade noticiosa

Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

5 de Março de 2019.

China combate poluição atmosférica

Pequim fixou como meta reduzir em 3% as emissões de dióxido de enxofre e óxido de nitrogénio, os dois principais gases poluentes. O primeiro-ministro chinês, Li Keqiang, afirmou nesta terça-feira que Pequim vai investir, este ano, 25 mil milhões de yuan (3.290 milhões de euros) no combate à poluição atmosférica, um aumento homólogo de 25%. Aqueles gastos estão previstos no relatório do Governo, apresentado por Li no arranque da sessão anual da Assembleia Nacional Popular (ANP), o legislativo chinês. O documento aponta ainda a redução do consumo de energia em “cerca de 3%”, por unidade do Produto Interno Bruto (PIB). Pequim fixou como meta reduzir as emissões de dióxido de enxofre e óxido de nitrogénio, os dois principais gases poluentes, […]
4 de Março de 2019.

Friedrich Wilhelm III

Today’s article is about the German Emperor and King of Prussia He was born during the German monarchy on the 18th October 1831, in Potsdam and died at the age of 56, in June 1888. Friedrich was the son of the former Emperor Wilhelm the First and his wife Augusta. But the marriage wasn’t happy at all. Due to the fact that his parents had different opinions considering politics, Friedrich’s childhood was difficult and often lonely. His father was very conservative, so Friedrich had been raised in a military tradition since an early age. In spite of that, his mother had a more liberal point of view and persisted on an alternative to the military education, which was a classical […]
4 de Março de 2019.

Telemóveis e a radiação

Não há provas científicas de que exista uma relação entre a radiação electromagnética e sintomas como dores de cabeça e cansaço. Num estudo do Instituto Superior Técnico, no ano lectivo de 2017/2018, 44% de mais de dez mil alunos do ensino básico e secundário mostraram-se preocupados com os possíveis efeitos das radiações dos telemóveis. Porém, não há fundamentação científica que justifique tal preocupação. No livro A Ciência e os Seus Inimigos (Gradiva, 2017), o físico Carlos Fiolhais e o bioquímico David Marçal explicam que a radiação dos telemóveis não é ionizante e, desta forma, é “bastante segura”. “Mas, nunca fiando: [por isso] ao logo das últimas décadas têm sido feitos numerosos estudos para avaliar os seus efeitos”, escrevem. Também no […]
1 de Março de 2019.

Monument to the bombing of Wieluń

For the 70th Anniversary of Outbreak of World War II. The black, marbled monument consists of two parts: a sculpture and memorial beneath it. The sculpture presents the bust of a crying man. He is holding his head with both hands. His grief is caused by the death of people who died during the attack of German bombers, mostly patients of the hospital. The writing on the memorial includes the following information: “ This is a place where a memorable act of violence happened and Nazi crimes over a defenseless population of the city of Wieluń on the first of September 1939, at 4:40”. During the first hours of World War II, German dive bombers started bombing the city of […]
28 de Fevereiro de 2019.

YourBestLife

YourBestLife é um projeto internacional, nascido em Portugal, que te desafia a viajar pelo mundo durante seis meses com despesas pagas e 1.500 dólares mensais. O programa de formação YourBestLife constitui uma “abordagem inovadora aos métodos de aprendizagem contemporâneos”. Os participantes ganham competências em várias áreas e, no final, recebem um certificado. YourBestLife foi lançado internacionalmente nos últimos dias, cobrindo mais de 100 países, e convida-te para “uma experiência de vida única”. Serão sete os participantes selecionados em parceria com a Randstad Portugal, através de “testes específicos que identificam diferentes tipos de personalidades para criar o grupo da viagem”. Os selecionados irão viajar à volta do mundo durante seis meses, “em busca de desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional”. Com a duração […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2019.

The famous Royal Palace

The first Dutch historical and cultural monument of the Golden Age. The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is a palace on the Dam in the center of Amsterdam. Nowadays the palace is used by the Royal Family for reception occasions and exhibitions. The Palace was built in the style of the Dutch Classicism between 1648 and 1665 as a city hall and was designed by the architect Jacob van Campen. It cost around 8,5 million guilders. This was a lot of money, even during the 17th century well known as the Golden Age. Until the year of 1808, it served as a city hall. After that, the building was offered as a palace for King Lodewijk Napoleon. In 1813 the palace […]
26 de Fevereiro de 2019.

ABIC critica Estatuto de Bolseiro

O pacote legislativo sobre ciência aprovado no último Conselho de Ministros é fortemente criticado pela comunidade científica “Para nós foi um choque porque continua a ser perpetuada a situação das bolsas como uma carreira paralela”. É assim que Sandra Pereira, presidente da Associação dos Bolseiros de Investigação Científica (ABIC), contactada pelo Expresso, reage à revisão do Estatuto de Bolseiro de Investigação Científica aprovada pelo Governo no Conselho de Ministros de 21 de fevereiro, no âmbito de um pacote legislativo relacionado com a ciência e o ensino superior. Sandra Pereira recorda que o ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, “tinha dito à ABIC que ia manter apenas as bolsas de formação para a obtenção do grau de doutoramento, […]
25 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Notre-Dame of Amiens

The Cathedral of Amiens is known as the vastest one in France. In the heart of a rich agricultural region of Northern France, the City of Amiens developed itself along the valley of the Somme. The city had during the medieval period a great influence. Indeed, the beginning of the construction of the Cathedral in 1220 highlighted the large prosperity of the Diocese at the time. The edification was quite fast. By the end of the Thirteenth Century, the building was almost complete. By this fact, Notre-Dame of Amiens offers an architectural uniqueness which is missing in most of its contemporary rivals. Incidentally, the Cathedral mixed simultaneously flamboyant and rayonnant Gothic styles. It became thus a source of inspiration for […]
25 de Fevereiro de 2019.

O Facebook e o bem-estar

Estudo da Universidade Stanford e da Universidade de Nova Iorque confirma ganhos no bem-estar após um mês sem acesso ao Facebook, bem como um decréscimo da polarização política. Mas também reconhece os benefícios da utilização da rede. Quanto pagaria por mês para poder continuar a aceder ao Facebook? Apesar de todos os escândalos de uso indevido de dados pessoais e da sensação de que a maior rede social tem contribuído para mostrarmos o pior de nós, o facto é que a maioria dos utilizadores tem ignorado apelos ao boicote à plataforma. E, a julgar pelos resultados de um estudo da Universidade Stanford e da Universidade de Nova Iorque realizado nos Estados Unidos, estaria mesmo disposta a pagar para continuar a […]
22 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Cubus: a giant grey square

Squares are not only for playing poker! In a town near to where I live in Bregenz, there is a House called Cubus, the Cubus is a giant grey square. This square is used as a museum for all kind of arts. Mostly artists of the new art wave expose their art in there. This interesting building was built in 1978 with the purpose of being a museum of modern arts. I chose this building because for me it is the most and best-known house of modern arts around. I have got to be honest, the arts are not my favorite type of creative outlets, but even though the couple of times I was there due to school trips, this […]
14 de Janeiro de 2019.

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen one of the greatest Polish singers and composers. He made his debut in the early 1960s. He is known as a rock, electronic and experimental musician, singing mainly in the Polish language. Niemen was born in the territory of present-day Belarus. He was one of the first artists in Poland who introduced the original style of psychedelia. He was distinguished by his long hair and colorful clothes, which was unusual in communist Poland. He recorded a song called “Strange is This World” (Polish “Dziwny jest ten świat”), inspired by Percy Sledge’s song “When a man loves a woman” and James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”. His song “Strange is This World” is considered to be the […]
11 de Janeiro de 2019.

A Musician from my Country?

I picked a musician from Austria There are no famous musicians from Liechtenstein. As you may know, Liechtenstein is a very small country. Therefore it is very hard to find a famous musician from there, because, we don’t have any successful musicians. We do have small bands and other music groups, but none of them are worth writing about, so I picked a musician from Austria to write about instead. So the musician I’m writing about instead is called “Yung Hurn”. He’s an Austrian Rapper from the capital Vienna. His original name is Julian Sellmeister and he was born in 1995. He dropped out of high school and started rapping. His mixtape “22” was an instant hit, especially his hit […]
8 de Janeiro de 2019.

Austrian Legend: Falco

He lived how he died… SPECTACULAR When I got the email with the information about this month’s article I was just listening to “Ganz Wien” by the Austrian legend Falco! So, obviously, the case was clear and I chose him for this Text. Falco, whose birth name is Johann “Hans” Hölzl was born in 1957 in Vienna. Falco attended several different forms of education and schools, however, none of them seemed to fit. In the end, he quit his music studies because “he wanted to become a real musician”. His first studio album “Der Kommissar” (the commissioner) rapidly dominated the Austrian club scene and was wildly popular in several other European countries. His second album “Junge Roemer” was, sadly, kind […]
5 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alma

Neon green hair and a rocking attitude: ALMA Alma is a Finnish singer and songwriter. She was born on the 17th January 1996 in Kuopio. Beginning her career in 2013 she placed fifth place in the Finnish version of Idol. Her breakthrough was in 2015 when she was featured on the single ”Muuta ku mä” by Sini Sabotage. Pretty soon after that Alma was signed in to Universal Music Group. She released two singles, ”Karma” and ”Dye my hair”, and both singles became top ten hits in Finland. In 2017 her single ”Chasing highs” reached the top twenty in Germany and the United Kingdom. ”Chasing Highs” had also clocked 63 million streams on Spotify. The title track from her EP […]
2 de Janeiro de 2019.

Kojey Radical

A  musical phenomenon. A hip/hop star that defies boundaries. I would say that I am blessed to be from a country that has contributed a prolific amount of talent to popular and underground music. From Elgar to Bowie, and Henry Purcell to Radiohead, the small but hugely important island that I call home has changed the sound and shifted the landscape of music throughout history. However, it is an established name in the London hip/hop scene that I wish to spotlight. Kojey Radical, from East London, has seen a transition from spoken word poetry to a lyrical rap heavyweight in an outstandingly short amount of time. He has already garnered praise and features from grime legends Wretch 32 and Ghetts. […]
30 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maria Peszek

An extremely talented, passionate, and controversial Polish artist. Maria Peszek is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Was born in Wroclaw city into a family of actors. Graduated from an acting school and started her professional career in the early 1990s. She appeared in a number of stage plays, as well as in some movies and television series. Peszek is known for controversial subjects of her work and daring lyrics. While creating music she was collaborating with many reputable Polish artists. Her concerts are a spectacular combination of varied, creative elements of art. Her debut album, ’Miasto mania’ (City obsession) was released in 2005, it is inspired by Poland’s capital, Warsaw and served as a musical background to a multimedia theatre-play […]