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Miguel Hernandez University of Elche
English Name: Miguel Hernandez University of Elche
Region: Southern Europe
Country: Spain
Found Year: 1996
Address: Avda. de la Universidad, s/n
Website: http://www.umh.es

The Miguel Hernández University is a Spanish public University established in 1996. Academic activities began in the 1997/98 academic year. The Miguel Hernández University of Elche has 4 campuses (Elche, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Orihuela, and Altea) and 75 buildings whose total surface area covers 947,635 m2. Its constructed surface area is 209,876 m2. There are 18,965 full-time students and 26,700 alumni since the university's creation. Its budget for 2016 is 97.474.171,40

The UMH offers Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s and PhD programs adapted to the European Higher Education Area in the fields of the arts, experimental andtechnical sciences, engineering, and health and social sciences at its fouruniversity campuses (Elche, Altea, Orihuela and Sant Joan).

The UMH is particularly concerned about its students entering the labormarket. Here, the University has excelled, achieving excellent results thanks to more than 9,500 businesses maintaining collaboration agreements with the University.This has resulted in over 59.000 student internships the last years. 

To improve the employability of its students, the UMH organizes several employment workshops each year focused 

on the diverse professional fields its students aretrained in. Another University objective is promoting entrepreneurship in its students, through which the UMH has set the Program of University Entrepreneurs in motion. 

The UMH has also fostered partnerships with other national andinternational institutions to promote student mobility and 

attract foreignstudents. In its bid for its internationalization, the UMH has set in motion acomplete program of activities to facilitate foreign academic stays and to receivestudents who wish to further their education within our classrooms.

Research

Research has an essential function at the UMH, which has adopted asfundamental missions encouraging and developing scientific, technical andartistic research of excellence, and training its researchers with postgraduatestudies and doctoral programs in addition to specialized programs.

UMH research activities are closely related to the socioeconomicsurroundings of its campuses but additionally possess a relevance and level ofexcellence recognized nationally and internationally, made evident by the highnumber of collaborations maintained with other prestigious centers andinstitutions through R&D agreements and projects. In particular, notableUMH research activities include neuroscience, biotechnology, health, statisticsand operations research, engineering, information and communications technology,industrial technology, materials, production planning and agri-foodsystems,among others.

The UMH is interested in strengthening relationships with companies and itssocioeconomic environment further through the transfer and licensing of itsresearch results. To accomplish this, the University constantly participates injoint research projects with national and international companies, using itsstate of the art research facilities and capabilities.


Since it was founded, the UMH has been clearly committed to setting inmotion an ambitious system for quality, and this has allowed for continuousimprovement in its collective activities. Over the years, our Quality Systemhas been in use at all the UMH centres, departments, services andadministrative units, with prominent recognition for the quality, excellenceand innovation of the UMH resulting from this.

Elche Campus

The Office of the Rector andthe University’s central services, as well as four schools, four research institutesand twelve departments are located in the city of Elche.In particular, thedegree programs taught here include law, journalism, business administration,labor relations and human resources, sports science, psychology, biotechnology,business statistics, environmental science, electrical, electronic, mechanicaland telecommunication technologies engineering, in addition to various mastersand postgraduate courses. This campus also contains sporting facilitiesincluding a golf course, paddle tennis courts, a pool, and a sports hall.

Sant Joan Campus

In Sant Joan, beside theuniversity hospital, the UMH campus is dedicated to the health sciences. Housedhere are two schools, two research institutes, six departments and several laboratoriesfor training students. Degrees in medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry,occupational therapy, pharmacy and various postgraduate courses are taught onthis campus. The Institute of Neuroscience and the Drug Dependence ResearchInstitute have their headquarters here.

Orihuela Campus

In Orihuela ,there are two schools and five UMH departments distributed between two university locations (Desamparados and Salesas), where technical and social science education,respectively, are offered. The courses taught at Desamparados, in addition to various masters, include food science and technology, agri-food andagri-environmental engineering, and computer engineering in informationtechnology. At Salesas, the degrees offered include business administration,political science and public management.

Altea Campus 

This center is dedicated entirely to the arts. Offered here is the degreein fine arts, and the campus contains a multi-sport court as well. This campushas workshops and studios for painting, sculpture, illustration, design,drawing, modeling, dance, etc., for students in a fine arts curriculum. The master’s degree of planning and landscape research is also taught here. 

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