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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, […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Centro espacial dos Açores

Divulgados os resultados da primeira fase da criação de uma base para lançar pequenos foguetões da ilha de Santa Maria. Seguir-se-á, no início do próximo ano, o lançamento de um concurso internacional. A meta é ter foguetões a descolar com satélites daqui a três anos. As empresas aeroespaciais de todo o mundo tinham sido convidadas no final de Setembro para manifestarem o seu interesse, até 31 de Outubro, na criação de um centro espacial nos Açores. Agora o ministro da Ciência, Manuel Heitor, anunciou os resultados dessa auscultação: 14 consórcios internacionais, que incluem 12 empresas portuguesas, manifestaram interesse em conceber, instalar e operar um centro espacial nos Açores, na ilha de Santa Maria. O lugar de Malbusca, no Sul da […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
23 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hiking together

What if we all (volunteers, Erasmus students, international students and madeiran students) could go hiking together? This idea has stuck in my head since long time. It would be so perfect to have the possibility to go out in the nature, not depending on when and where the few public buses could drive you at the weekend. There are just a few options to gain this freedom of self-determined hiking. Renting a car together with friends, going with a friend who has a car or hitchhike. Although every of these options has its benefits the disadvantages are highly considerable, especially when you want to hike with more than 5 people. So as I heard about the guided nature walks Aauma […]
20 de Janeiro de 2018.

Island Oddities

The strange case of the Principality of Pontinha. Due to their isolated nature, island nations tend to exhibit a heightened sense of the bizarre. I am well aware of this from my home country, with its Byzantine cultural norms and eccentric Monarchy. Madeira is no different, a notable example being the existence of the Principality of Pontinha. Founded by the now Dom Renato Barros I, a former art teacher, Pontinha is a micronation based around an islet on Funchal’s harbour. It was purchased for just shy of £20,000 from the Blandy family, who had themselves purchased the land from the city of Funchal in order to fund a redevelopment of the port in 1903. Barros himself has speculated that if […]
19 de Janeiro de 2018.

A French Guy in Funchal: The Sequel

My time here on Madeira Island stays very nice, tiring but increasingly interesting. Let’s talk about another subject than food, that is to say food, and two famous pastries in all Portugal! My pleasure, shared I’m pretty sure by many other people, is eating pastries, all bakeries Portuguese have! And the one I could go for from France to Portugal by foot or even by swimming to enjoy is definitely “Pastéis de nata”. This is a little eggs flan tartlet, sold in other countries in a sad way in supermarkets when It’s not artisanal. Indeed I tasted it in France just before coming to Madeira and to Portugal, and that wasn’t such a nice moment. Because when It’s industrial you […]
18 de Janeiro de 2018.

Descarrilar

“Alguns têm na vida um grande sonho e faltam a esse sonho. Outros não têm na vida nenhum sonho e faltam a esse também.” — Livro do desassossego, Fernando Pessoa. Prólogo: Sem destino continuei a caminhada, o meu objectivo vago… Tentando dissipar a ansiedade construída no meu peito. Eu entendi porque é que estava perdido, eu tinha falhado em compreender a situação diante de mim. Por mais que eu tentasse convencer a minha mente a aceitar que meia vida era suficiente, mais que isso, a emoção que surgia dentro de mim era de mágoa, e eu sabia que acabaria sendo consumido por esse veneno. “Talvez fiquem zangados mas isso vai tornar-te livre.” — Se ninguém te disse, a tua liberdade […]
18 de Janeiro de 2018.

Winter in Madeira

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. This is a phrase Madeira definitely lives by Whenever people ask me about Madeiran weather I simply just say “mood swings”. You just never know. During the summer it is mostly warm, dry but also humid. And even I, who arrived here in the beginning of September, had to wait a month or more to experience rain in Funchal. By now I am always carrying an umbrella. The biggest city on Madeira is located in the south, where it is usually sunnier than in the north. This island can have all four seasons at once. And that is during the summer. In winter a single city often has all […]
17 de Janeiro de 2018.

Indian food in Madeira

How Indian cuisine found its way to Madeira (en route from England and South Africa). Paradoxically, Indian food is the national dish of the United Kingdom. For many British people a curry is a frequent treat, so my surprise was palpable when I found several Indian restaurants in Funchal serving British-Indian fusion classics such as Tikka Masala. Perhaps this is a consequence of the myriad British tourists who holiday in Madeira every year. But there is usually a deeper justification. My initial assumption was that one of the many British expatriates of Madeira’s history had popularised the cuisine here. This notion was substantiated by the presence of an Indian Infantry Division at the Jesuits’ College in 1941. The company was […]