University Miguel Hernández of Elche began its academic activity in 1997 on four campuses (Elche, Sant Joan, Orihuela and Altea), with a commitment to innovation and to customers and society. MHU defined as its mission to serve society through the implementation of higher education, research and technology transfer, with quality services to meet the expectations and demands of the community. MHU collaborates actively in the socio-economic development of the region, offers comprehensive training to its students and facilitates integration into the professional world, and finally, encouraging the professional development of their community.

Currently MHU hosts more than 13,500 students in official studies (23 degrees, 22 masters and 16 doctoral programs) taught in 7 schools and two technical schools with sciences, health sciences, arts and humanities, social science and law and engineering. There are 1,048 staff members working as professors and researchers and distributed in 20 departments and 5 university research institutes. The training is completed with 11 Master’s, 13 Diplomas, 8 titles of Specialization and 152 Advanced specialization courses.

Miguel Hernández University is a modern university, which offers comprehensive quality and practical training through highly qualified professionals involved in the learning process of students. The MHU has achieved higher rates of employment (95.98%) in its environment due to more than 5,500 companies with which it has signed collaboration agreements.

Its commitment to Quality and continuous improvement is evidenced through several awards, such as the European Seal of Excellence 500 + (Gold level) based on the EFQM model.

In addition, the MHU research, new technologies, postgraduate education, international exchange and national development cooperation, cultural activities and sports and environmental concerns have a specific role in the university activity. We work so that our students do not have borders or boundaries, but a world of possibilities at their fingertips.

General Information

Legal status: Public
Rector: Jesus Tadeo Pastor Ciurana
Founded: 1996

Miguel Hernández of Elche University

Tel.: 96 665 8500


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