2 Minutes of Science
To mark the National Day of Scientific Culture, which is celebrated on the 24th of November, the University of Algarve launches the “2 Minutes of Science” initiative, a project that aims to promote the teaching of science and scientific culture, also making known the faces of it's scientists.
The University of Algarve is thus associated with the “Science and Technology 2021 Week”, promoted by Ciência Viva, disclosing the science that is done at UAlg over a period of 34 weeks.
In line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which constitute the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, and having science communication as a social imperative, UAlg will make available on its website and social networks a set of 34 episodes, thus giving voice to dozens of scientists.
With a weekly periodicity, the videos will always be available on Wednesday, focusing on themes as different as health, education, climate action, marine life, sustainability or innovation, among others, always with the objective to celebrate science and spark its interest.
Establishing an analogy between the research concepts and the reader's experiences and experiences, the project seeks, through a generalist and easy-to-understand approach, to reach new audiences and expand the potential for transferring the knowledge produced at UAlg.
“Transforming our world: Sustainable Development Agenda 2030”
It should be remembered that, with reference to the resolution entitled, “Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, UAlg has been carrying out a series of initiatives.
In 2019, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, through an itinerant and interactive exhibition entitled “University of the Algarve – 40 years of creating a future”, which was inaugurated at the Assembly of the Republic, UAlg made known its lines of research and what it is doing to mitigate the enormous economic, social and environmental challenges facing the planet, thus contributing to this common mission of humanity.
In 2020, the institutional magazine UALGzine (No. 13) made known several research projects or actions that illustrate its local contribution to global sustainable development.
The 2020 printed edition is now complemented with audiovisual content, showing that the result achieved is due to the work carried out by the editors with the Research Units and the scientists' willingness to share the constructed knowledge with society.
It should also be noted that the date chosen for this launch, 24 November, also coincides with the commemorations of the World Science Day.