Orquestra Sem Fronteiras | Orchestra Without Borders
Our mission is to reduce social and cultural inequalities through music.
Our vision is a fairer society where culture is accessible to everyone, regardless of their geographic location.
OSF supports young musicians’ talent in inland Portugal and Spain. We do this by fighting the abandonment of music teaching and rewarding academic excellence through concerts, music education, and grant giving.
We also exist to spread access to culture, and for this we work across dozens of localities in the countryside, offering free concerts, open rehearsals, and pedagogy & introduction to music for local people.
We champion values of cooperation and international integration, combining Portuguese and Spanish musicians side by side.
Former Faculty at Nova SBE | Miguel works at Ambition Institute in the UK and is a Director of Orquestra Sem Fronteiras in Portugal and Spain.Website
How can we bring innovation to the Higher Education system?
If we want to bring innovation to higher education we need to provide a multidisciplinary curricula that fosters creativity and dialogue before teaching how to deal with new technologies.Learn more
The effect of a specialized versus a general upper-secondary school curriculum on students’ performance and inequality
Countries differ in their academic upper-secondary school systems whereby some require their students to choose a specialization track from a set of areas – typically natural sciences, economic sciences, or humanities – and follow that specialization for the course of their upper secondary education years whereas, by contrast, others follow a general curriculum in which students are not required to follow a single specialization and thus, may receive a more general education. This research estimates the possible effects on students’ achievement of these institutional differences.Learn more
Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence Program
The Nova SBE Fellowship for Excellence program is awarded to Master’s students with proven academic excellence, outstanding performance in sports, and culture, and social engagement. It prepares them to achieve their full potential as students and as world citizens by giving them the tools and the opportunity to go out into the world and leave their mark.Learn more