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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

8 de Julho de 2019.

Os politécnicos são para os pobres?

O sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. O título deste artigo resulta de um outro publicado neste jornal no passado dia 26 de junho sobre as desigualdades no acesso ao ensino superior. O artigo, baseado num estudo dirigido pelo Prof. Alberto Amaral, concluía, entre outras coisas, que os alunos mais pobres se inscrevem, sobretudo, nos politécnicos. Para quem conhece minimamente o ensino superior português esta conclusão não surpreende. Ao contrário do que é frequentemente apregoado e do que pretendia Veiga Simão há quase 50 anos, quando lançou a Reforma do Sistema Educativo, o sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. Para […]
5 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union and Austria

On the 26th of may the people of my country, Austria, will be going to the polls to elect the members of the next European Parliament. With us, many other people all over Europe will vote and in this way and we will change the future of the European Union. At the moment, we as Europeans are facing many challenges and difficulties. The Brexit (or whatever it’s gonna be?), the immigration issue and climate change problems are just the tip of the iceberg. All of these things could be solved, if the European Union would work together properly – but currently that’s not the case. Right wing and anti-European parties are taking the lead in more and more countries and […]
4 de Julho de 2019.

Encontro Ciência 2019

Na sétima edição do evento, a organização preocupou-se em conseguir “maior equilíbrio entre géneros” e em incentivar a participação dos mais novos. Aos 40 anos, a astrobióloga e comissária do Encontro Ciência 2019, Zita Martins, personifica aquilo que quis trazer para o evento: a participação de mais mulheres e mais jovens. “Tivemos o cuidado de ter um maior equilíbrio entre géneros”, disse a cientista aos jornalistas durante a apresentação da sétima edição do encontro que se realiza entre 8 e 10 de Julho, em Lisboa. Na agenda do encontro estão seis sessões plenárias protagonizadas por 12 oradores que trabalham em Portugal e no Reino Unido, o país convidado. Cinco serão dedicadas à celebração de uma efeméride: os 100 anos da […]
3 de Julho de 2019.

The European Elections

The European elections never really mobilised people. Since 1979, the rate of abstention is in freefall in France. However, at this time of political and environmental crisis, the next ones in May could represent high stakes for the future of everyone. Usually used by the French politicians as a sort of instrumentalization of the national politics, this year those elections should carry a more important meaning. The opposition of Macron’s politics would like to sell those elections as a referendum against the actual government in power in France. Beyond this national dissension, appears an actual dichotomy through the all European Union between those who still believe in a Union in agreement with the historical project started in 1945 and those […]
2 de Julho de 2019.

Junho mais quente na Europa

Dados revelados pelo programa Copernicus mostram que Junho de 2019 foi o mais quente de que há registo na Europa, ao mesmo tempo que um outro estudo do World Weather Attribution revela o impacto das alterações climáticas na recente onda de calor europeia. Este foi o mês de Junho mais quente na Europa desde que há registos. De acordo com dados revelados esta terça-feira pelo programa Copernicus da União Europeia, a temperatura média na Europa no mês passado foi a mais alta de todos os meses de Junho, com valores médios cerca de dois graus Celsius acima do normal. Os especialistas vão ainda mais longe, acrescentando que os dados mostram que a temperatura média global de Junho de 2019 foi […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

EU: the challenges of the future!

Nowadays the European Union must face many challenges which affects the image of this institution. Elections for the European Parliament are coming, which means this is the only occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on the shape of the EU body structure, as European Parliament is the only one institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This is a very important institution, as it approves most of the legal acts and budget for European projects, at the same time it is the most transparent and open organization. Currently the EU faces a lot of problems, such as the migration crisis, Brexit, braking European values, social system, protection […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

Observatório de raios gama

Empreendimento marcará a edificação do primeiro laboratório de observação de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Custo da construção estimado em, pelo menos, 50 milhões de euros. Portugal e mais oito países juntaram-se numa colaboração internacional para construir um observatório de raios gama na região dos Andes, para procurar sinais de matéria escura no centro da Via Láctea. O anúncio foi feito em comunicado esta segunda-feira pelo Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP), que representa a participação portuguesa. Além do LIP, estão envolvidos mais 37 institutos de investigação, oriundos da Alemanha, Argentina, Brasil, Estados Unidos, Itália, México, Reino Unido e República Checa. A concretizar-se a sua construção, será o primeiro observatório de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Já […]
28 de Junho de 2019.

Together we can do better!

In May, the call for European elections is opening and all European citizens are needed to express their desire to get involved in politics. These are not simple elections, this is an international event in which we are involved as protagonists because the future of the European Union depends on us. The EU is experiencing a moment of crisis due to the national political transformations that are happening, the international emergency related to the migratory fluxes that are occurring and the lack of common intents between the countries that constitute the monetary and economic Union. The number of populist parties that are rising in power in national contexts is increasing as a result of the boom in nationalism, economic autarky […]
27 de Junho de 2019.

Expressões que deviam ser proibidas

Copo com água? Literalmente? Norte-americano? Perca? Não. Não. Não. Por favor, não Toda a gente tem duas ou três palavras que não aprecia por aí além, porque as acha deselegantes, de mau tom e pior som. Eu tenho uma longa lista. Só de repente, lembro-me de requeiro, caberão, compito, compila e cômputo, cujo, blinda, brioche e broche, adição, vi-vos e fá-lo, eslovaca, xaputa e disputa, pariu e podido. Umas percebo porquê, outras nem por isso. Mas longe de mim querer bani-las. De que outra forma poderia dizer “Requeiro uma xaputa e um brioche”?, ou “Eu compito em disputa pelo primeiro lugar, mas caberão três pessoas no pódio”, ou “Fá-lo tu, que eu não tenho podido”? Há, no entanto, outras palavras […]
26 de Junho de 2019.

United EU, a project by Thomas More

To be honest, writing about the importance of the next election in the European Parliament is really tough. Even though I have always been interested in politics, if you do not do research on your own, you might not know a lot about EU-politics. For me the next elections are going to be quite important in the sense of which parties will allow what kind of national policy. In theory the word “Öxit” used to exist but has not been used since at least two years. Austria knows it would be nothing without the EU and since this knowledge arrived in peoples heads, even the right wing party FPÖ stopped using this topic for their populism. Since Madeira is what […]
23 de Outubro de 2017.

Irreplaceable

My project is sadly getting close to an end and it got me thinking about different aspects of my life here in Madeira, that I won’t be able to continue back home. First of all – nature and weekly hiking trips. Of course we do have amazing landscapes, mountains and forests in Poland too, but it’s not as easily accessible for me there as it is here. Never in my life I have been hiking as much as I do in Madeira. Secondly, the ocean. The atmosphere of living so close to it is irreplaceable. The salty scent, the sound of waves, the feeling of space you can only understand it if you’ve experienced that. It’s such a privilege to […]
16 de Outubro de 2017.

Meeting great people

During three months, which is the period that I spent in Madeira, I explored part of the island in the weekends with some of my other colleagues. I had the opportunity, by hitchhiking, to meet a lot of people from the island. At the moment, most of the people that gave me a lift were Venezuelans, the second community of the island. Thanks to that I realized we mustn’t trust always in the media and there are people that agree and people that don’t agree at all with the socialism, most of them disagree just with the application of this ideology by the Venezuelan government and the current economic situation of their country. Anyway, they came looking for a better […]
9 de Outubro de 2017.

Was the European Union a bad idea?

I studied European Structural and Investment Funds and I thought that it would be interesting to see what the EU have done for Madeira. As a pro-European, and even though I am well aware that some people are sceptical about this whole idea, I want to believe that the European Union can only be beneficial to its member states. The European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are the European Union’s main investment policy tool: 454 billion euros have been allocated from the EU budget to be invested in more than 500 programmes. Together with national co-financing of 183 billion euros, the total investments amounts to at least 637 billion euros. With this budget, the ESI Funds have become increasingly […]
5 de Outubro de 2017.

Romance with the Mountains

I am in the middle of my EVS project and I feel hungrier and hungrier of discovering Madeira and people all around me. Is so many views to see, kilometres to walk and topics to talk about. My brain has already registered many gorgeous memories, mostly during my free time when I was among the nature, especially in the mountains. As said Peter Croft, Canadian rock climber and mountaineer: There is such good stuff in the mountains. This stuff is free and you can take it for free. Rock star says that his first love is guitar, Sailor´s heart belong to the Ocean, and I can say that Mountains are my lover. As a teenager I was very active scout, […]
2 de Outubro de 2017.

Architectural heritage

You can vote in referendum, write a petition or have a deep discussion with councillor about architecture. Don´t let your heritage desapear. Every single day, when I am walking around the down town of FunchaI I can see hundreds of buildings in poor conditions. Sometimes I am afraid of going next to them – nobody wants to be hit by felling down layers. The residents of that places are cats and homeless people, who risks a lot, because the God only knows when they may collapse. In the effect of huge emigration of Madeiran, people started to leaving their properties and houses without care. The Portuguese low is saying that if you don´t take response for your building, for the […]
28 de Setembro de 2017.

Expectations versus reality

As Madeira is not the first Portuguese island which I visited, I knew what I should expect here. Before coming to Madeira I spend part of my studies on Erasmus exchange program in Azores and because of that I did not think ‘always expect unexpected’. When I arrived I was not surprised by the Madeiran weather, climate, high humidity, cockroaches, lizards, and very narrow streets. People were also very nice and the city of Funchal seemed like a safe place. However, what surprised me at first was that Funchal is much bigger and it hosts much more tourists that I thought. That is why, in my opinion, people here are more open to other cultures. Also because of that, many […]