Universidad Miguel Hernández - UMH • Alacant, Alicante, Spain

The Miguel Hernández University of Elche – UMH (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche) is a public university. It is located in the province of Alicante in Spain. Ever since its founding in 1996, it has been educating local and international students. The school is named after the Spanish poet Miguel Hernández. UMH offers a wide range of degree programmes at a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level. All of the programmes are adapted to the European Higher Education Area. The school has 4 campuses: in Elche, Sant Joan d’Alacant, Orihuela, and Altea. The locations are perfect for students, as they are rich of history, but also offer a great night-life. At UMH, the teachers are highly qualified and eager to pass on their knowledge in their chosen fields of expertise. 560 full-time teachers and 464 part-time academic staff are on site; 389 people work in administration and service. The school has a great reputation for outstanding educational methods. At the moment, 14,500 students are enrolled in programmes at the Miguel Hernández University. Since 1996, the school has produced 17,000 alumni who are all part of a large alumni network. Graduates usually find work quickly after graduation. The higher education institution has agreements with more than 7,000 collaborating entities; 80 per cent of those are within the private sector. Due to this fact, and numerous internship opportunities, students are likely to find employment in a high level position. 98% of the businesses, that are working with UMH, are satisfied with the internship programm. The school wants to make sure that students gain an international outlook, hence the international agreements with other European (282 to be exact) and non-European universities. Degrees are offered in a wide range of fields, including Agro-Food and Agro-Environmental Engineering, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Biotechnology, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and many more.

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