A actualidade noticiosa

Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

10 de Outubro de 2018.

A small Dutch village

Smell the freshly cut grass, look at the swallows and make a trip on the tractor. Kolderveen is an extremely small village where you can find a lot of cows, horses, tourists and many seniors on electric bicycles. Literally, Kolderveen consists of only one street which is almost 2,5 km long. I think with around 200 inhabitants there live many more cows and horses then people. The Netherlands has twelve provinces, Kolderveen belongs to the province Drenthe which lies in the north of the Netherlands. Three of the provinces , included Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands are well known because of the meadows, farms and sober people compared with the environment of the four biggest cities called the […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

Investimento na saúde mental

Saúde mental deve ter “prioridade que seja pelo menos equivalente à sobrecarga que causa nos doentes e nas famílias”, defende director do programa nacional. Quarta-feira assinala-se o dia mundial da saúde mental. O director do Programa Nacional para a Área da Saúde Mental, Miguel Xavier, defendeu nesta terça-feira que o investimento na saúde mental deve tornar-se uma prioridade e ser “proporcional ao sofrimento” que causa nos doentes e nas famílias. Apesar de a saúde mental ter vindo a ganhar cada vez mais visibilidade, “tem de ganhar uma prioridade que seja pelo menos equivalente à sobrecarga que causa nos doentes e nas famílias”, disse Miguel Xavier, que falava a propósito do Dia Mundial da Saúde Mental, que é assinalado nesta quarta-feira. “É […]
8 de Outubro de 2018.

Limitar aquecimento global em 1,5ºC

É preciso adoptar “medidas sem precedentes” para que a temperatura global não ultrapasse os 1,5 graus Celsius. Portugal pode ser um bom exemplo, diz associação ambientalista Zero Nos próximos anos, o aumento da temperatura global vai levar à subida do nível da água do mar, ao aumento dos fenómenos climáticos extremos em número e em intensidade, à destruição de alguns ecossistemas, a perdas na produção de alimentos e por aí em diante. Tudo isto são certezas quase absolutas para a comunidade científica. Mas há uma forma de, pelo menos, atenuar estas alterações: limitando o aumento da temperatura global a 1,5 graus Celsius em relação aos valores pré-industriais. E, apesar de exigir um esforço significativo, ainda é possível fazê-lo, diz o último […]
8 de Outubro de 2018.

More cows than people

A hidden region between some alpine mountains. On first sight, the Bregenzerwald may seem a bit boring, but well, it isn’t. We got so much more to offer than just cows and cheese, although these are deeply connected to our cultural life. This article should be about my ‘hometown’ and yes, Alberschwende is my ‘hometown’, but it’s actually a small village, inside the Bregenzerwald region, with about 3.300 people living there. Even though I’m not really the biggest fan of Alberschwende there are a few things worth mentioning. The most popular thing of ours may be the ‘KulturKäsKlatsch'”, which could be translated into ‘CultureCheeseClub’. The ‘KäsKlatsch’ takes place every Thursday next to our church. By the way, right behind the […]
6 de Outubro de 2018.

Honoris Causa: Alberto João Jardim

Honoris Causa: Alberto João Jardim Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim (Funchal, fevereiro de 1943), Licenciado em Direito, professor nos Ensinos universitário privado, secundário e preparatório. Oficial miliciano no Exército, especialidade Ação Psicológica. Primeiro director do Centro de Formação Profissional da Madeira. Como jornalista profissional, director do “Jornal da Madeira“ (1975-1978). Dirigente cooperativo e, nesta qualidade, administrador de empresas, bem como membro dos corpos sociais de várias Instituições Particulares de Solidariedade Social. Presidente do Governo Regional da Madeira (1978-2015), membro do Conselho de Estado e do Conselho Superior de Defesa Nacional. Presidente da Conferência das Regiões Periféricas Marítimas da Europa (1987-1996), membro do Congresso dos Poderes Locais e Regionais do Conselho da Europa (1978-2015), cofundador da Assembleia das Regiões da Europa, […]
5 de Outubro de 2018.

My hometown, Vaduz

The capital city of a small country in the heart of Europe. My hometown is called Vaduz and it’s the capital city of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein has about 38.000 inhabitants and in Vaduz live about 5.500 people. It’s also the town where the royal family of Liechtenstein lives. The royal family lives in the castle, which is located in the city center of Vaduz, although it’s located a little higher than the rest of the houses. We do also have 3 museums in Vaduz: the historical museum, the Hilti art foundation, and the art museum. The art museum and the Hilti art foundation contain a lot of artworks which belong to the royal family of Liechtenstein. There’s also a city train […]
2 de Outubro de 2018.

Educação inclusiva

O novo regime da educação inclusiva é apresentado pelo Governo como um novo “paradigma” na abordagem às dificuldades de aprendizagem dos alunos. O conceito de necessidades educativas especiais deixa de existir. Quais são as diferenças principais entre a lei da educação especial, regulamentada em 2008, e o novo regime da educação inclusiva, instituído em Julho de 2018? A principal diferença diz respeito ao universo de alunos abrangidos. Em vez de se dirigirem apenas a alunos com necessidades educativas especiais, como acontecia anteriormente, as medidas de apoio aplicam-se em teoria a todos os estudantes. É por essa razão que se elencam “medidas universais”, que poderão depois ser reforçadas por um conjunto de medidas “selectivas” e “adicionais destinadas aos alunos com dificuldades profundas e […]
1 de Outubro de 2018.

Bonn, a city for everyone

A city for everyone no matter if you like celebrating or relaxing. Hello everyone and kind regards from Madeira, my name is Anne Schroeder and at the moment I’m staying in Madeira to do a voluntary service. Before I came to Madeira I lived in Bonn, which is a city in Germany that I’ll try to present to you through this text. Perhaps you have already heard of Bonn since it is one of the oldest cities in Germany and it was the capital of Germany from 1949 -1990. Although nowadays Berlin is the capital of Germany, Bonn is a big city which has around 322.125 inhabitants and many places to discover. First, there is a beautiful shopping street in the […]
1 de Outubro de 2018.

Nobel da Medicina

James P. Allison e Tasuku Honjo descobriram novas formas de bloquear os travões do nosso sistema imunitário que se revelaram muito eficazes no tratamento do cancro. “Um novo paradigma na luta contra o cancro”, considerou o comité do Nobel. O Prémio Nobel da Medicina ou Fisiologia de 2018 foi atribuído aos investigadores James P. Allison e Tasuku Honjo pelas descobertas relacionadas com o papel do sistema imunitário na luta contra o cancro, anunciou esta segunda-feira o comité do Nobel no Instituto Karolinska, em Estocolmo (Suécia). O prémio tem um valor de nove milhões de coroas suecas (cerca de 871 mil euros). “O Prémio Nobel deste ano assinala um marco na luta contra o cancro”, anunciou o comité do Nobel esta […]
27 de Setembro de 2018.

Pedro Nunes: de Lisboa à Índia

Em 1547, Pedro Nunes foi nomeado cosmógrafo-mor do reino, tornando-se responsável pelo padrão cartográfico oficial. Teve então a oportunidade de corrigir o que considerava ser um erro grave no desenho das cartas. Por volta de 1560, numa nota dirigida ao rei de Portugal, o cartógrafo português Lopo Homem queixa-se asperamente do novo padrão cartográfico oficial, o Padrão del Rei, que tinha sido instituído pelo cosmógrafo-mor, o matemático Pedro Nunes. O Padrão del Rei era o modelo no qual todas as cartas náuticas utilizadas pelos pilotos ao serviço da coroa se deveriam basear. Segundo Lopo Homem, o novo padrão tinha sido preparado utilizando os eclipses do Sol e da Lua para determinar as longitudes dos lugares, mostrando que as distâncias reais […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]
5 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

10 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]