Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is a public university situated in the Spanish province of Alicante. The university takes its name from Miguel Hernández, the Spanish poet, and it was established in 1996.
UMH has five campuses. The first, and largest, is located in the city of Elche in the Baix Vinolopo region of Spain. This campus is home to 12 departments, as well as research institutes and schools numbering four each, and numerous sporting facilities.
The Sant Joan d'Alicant campus houses six departments, two schools and two research centres, as well as a range of science laboratories. This is where the central services of the university can be found, and everything from law, psychology, human resources and engineering to various technology courses are taught here at degree level.
The Orihuela campus is split between the Salesas and Desamparados locations. Five departments and two schools can be found between these two sites. The Altea campus is a well equipped and resourced centre dedicated to all fields of the arts.
UMH has seven faculties (pharmacy, medicine, fine arts, experimental sciences, social and legal sciences of Elche, social and legal sciences of Orihuela, and health and social sciences). Between 1996 and 2017, almost 30,000 students graduated from the university.
The mission statement of UMH is to provide quality education, services and research in order to serve society and develop students for full economic, social and technological advancement. This, the university believes, is key to readying young adults for a life in the workplace.