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According to the BBVA Foundation and the IVIE, the UMH is among the best Spanish universities

According to the BBVA Foundation and the IVIE, the UMH is among the best Spanish universities

The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) occupies the fourth position in the ranking of the best Spanish universities, along with other academic institutions. These are the results from the fourth edition of the U-Ranking project of Spanish Universities, produced in conjunction by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research (IVIE). This report analyzed 61 universities, of which 48 are public and 13 private.

The UMH implements a program to reduce the dropout rate among first year students

The UMH implements a program to reduce the dropout rate among first year students

The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has implemented the HELPer program whose aim is to reduce the dropout rate among first year students. This program will strive to achieve this goal by offering them assistance through the design of an academic route and by providing them academic assistance from students who are either juniors or seniors in the same program as them. This initiative came about from the ideas presented during the First Week of Innovation in Management at the UMH, organized by the university Service of Quality.

A UMH study alerts about the use of roller shoes by children

A UMH study alerts about the use of roller shoes by children

Research by Roberto Pascual, Assistant Professor of Podiatry at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), alerts about long-term use of roller shoes in school environments, because they can cause podiatric problems in users due to the weight of these shoes, the heel height, and lack of flexibility, in addition to the very roller and its instability. According to this UMH study, which examined children between 2.5 and 8.5 years of age, this type of footwear causes a forefoot load in its users of some 40% of their body weight, the average heel pressure is between 1.5 and 2.7 times superior to that of normal footwear, and the weight of this footwear can be more than double that of normal athletic footwear, although this datum may vary depending upon the shoe brand. The General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges, subsequent to learning about this UMH study, is recommending that schools prohibit children from attending in roller shoes.

The UMH offers 103 summer courses at 21 locations throughout the province of Alicante

The UMH offers 103 summer courses at 21 locations throughout the province of Alicante

New Tendencies in Comprehensive Water Cycle Management, The World of the Terrorist, and Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness are some of the courses that the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is offering in the seventeenth edition of its Summer Courses. UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor Ciurana, Vice Rector for Culture and University Extension, Tatiana Sentamans, and Summer Course Director, Enrique Conejero, presented the 2016 Summer Courses this morning, which begin starting next week. In this year's edition, the UMH is offering 103 courses that are given at 21 locations throughout the province of Alicante.

Dual Bachelor´s in Law and Business Administration and Management to be offered at the UMH starting next year

Dual Bachelor's in Law and Business Administration and Management to be offered at the UMH starting next year

The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) will offer the Dual Bachelor's in Law and Business Administration and Management for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. By adapting its academic offering to the current social environment, one that is more globalized and competitive, the UMH values the interest in the implementation of this double degree. Sixty places will be available for its first class.

University students who moderately consume beer or wine adhere more to a Mediterranean Diet, according to a UMH study

University students who moderately consume beer or wine adhere more to a Mediterranean Diet, according to a UMH study

A paper published this month in the scientific journal Gaceta Sanitaria shows that students who moderately consume beer, wine, or both beverages had a higher adherence to the traditional Mediterranean Diet. This study was conducted with data from the Diet, Health and Anthropometry in a University Population Study (DiSA) at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, in collaboration with the program Healthy UMH. This research included a sample of 1,098 UMH health sciences students aged 17-35.


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