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The UMH to commence the 2016-2017 academic year on September 29

The UMH to commence the 2016-2017 academic year on September 29

The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) will officially commence the 2016-2017 academic year on September 29 at twelve o'clock in the afternoon in the Auditorium of the Rectorado y Consejo Social building on the Elche Campus. During this ceremony, the UMH will invest geologist Jaume Bech i Borràs as Doctor Honoris Causa. Jorge Mataix Beneyto, UMH professor emeritus from the Area of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, is sponsoring the new Doctor Honoris Causa.

Criminal and antisocial incidents in Spain caused by the arrival of the Pokémon Go game studied at the UMH

Criminal and antisocial incidents in Spain caused by the arrival of the Pokémon Go game studied at the UMH

The Crímina Center for the Study and Prevention of Crime at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), in collaboration with the National Association of Local Police Chiefs and Managers (UNIJEPOL), has begun an investigation focused on examining criminal and antisocial incidents that have taken place in Spain over the past few weeks since the arrival of Pokémon Go. Analyzing the data will permit establishing geographic and temporal patterns of incidents recorded in Spain's major cities in order to guide policies that permit safer enjoyment of the game.

UMH research funding for 2015 increased to more than 11.7 million euros

UMH research funding for 2015 increased to more than 11.7 million euros

The Vice Rectorate for Research and Innovation at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Service of Research Management - TTO have prepared the 2015 Research Report. Funding obtained by the UMH last year grew to 11,783,187.19 euros, some 20% more than in 2014. An electronic version of the 2015 report has been prepared, and can be consulted at the following link:  http://universite.umh.es/memoinvest/2015/index.html.

 The UMH Dátil 2016 prototype vehicle, winner of the Shell Eco-marathon by traveling 1,556 kilometers on one liter of ethanol

The UMH Dátil 2016 prototype vehicle, winner of the Shell Eco-marathon by traveling 1,556 kilometers on one liter of ethanol

The Dátil 2016 by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has won first prize in the international Shell Eco-Marathon for alternative fuel by traveling 1,556 kilometers on one liter of ethanol. Furthermore, the UMH vehicle performed 12.6% better than the runner-up. This is the second consecutive time the UMH team has won this competition; the winning vehicle from 2015 went 1,496 kilometers on a liter of ethanol.

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.


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