The Miguel Hernández University is a Spanish public University established in 1996. There are 16,000 full-time students and 24,500 alumni since the university's creation. 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 and
technical sciences, engineering, and health and social sciences at its four university campuses (Elche, Altea,
Orihuela and Sant Joan). The UMH has also fostered partnerships with other national and international institutions to promote student mobility and attract foreign students. In its bid for its internationalization, the UMH has set in motion a complete program of activities to facilitate foreign academic stays and to receive students who wish to further their education within our classrooms.
Research has an essential function at the UMH, which has adopted as fundamental missions encouraging
and developing scientific, technical and artistic research of excellence, and training its researchers with
postgraduate studies and doctoral programs in addition to specialized programs. UMH research activities are closely related to the socioeconomic surroundings of its campuses but additionally possess a relevance and level of excellence recognized nationally and internationally, made evident by the high number of collaborations maintained with other prestigious centers and institutions through R&D agreements and projects. In particular, notable UMH research activities include neuroscience, biotechnology, health, statistics and operations research, engineering, information and communications technology, industrial technology, materials, production planning and agri-foodsystems, among others.
Since it was founded, the UMH has been clearly committed to setting in motion an ambitious system for
quality, and this has allowed for continuous improvement in its collective activities. Over the years, our
Quality System has been in use at all the UMH centres, departments, services and administrative units, with
prominent recognition for the quality, excellence and innovation of the UMH resulting from this.