The NAOSat platform from the UMH company EMXYS, selected in the study phase for a mission to an asteroid
The European Space Agency has selected the NAOSat platform from the company EMXYS, led by Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) faculty José Antonio Carrasco and Francisco Javier García de Quirós, in the Asteroid Geological Explorer project (AGEX) led by the Royal Observatory of Belgium. This company, located at the UMH Scientific and Business Park, is one of the candidates to produce a demonstration payload for the Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM), which, in collaboration with NASA, intends to intercept the Didymos asteroid, divert its trajectory, and learn about the evolution of these bodies over the Solar System's history.
The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is presently the most productive Spanish university in creating technology-based companies from the work of its researchers. According to the latest report by the IUNE Observatory, which analyzes R&D activity at Spanish universities, the UMH stands out as the Spanish university institution that started the most spin-offs for the last recorded year (2013), with 2.36 companies per 100 faculty. Today, the UMH, through its Scientific Park and Innovation Lab, a business incubator and accelerator, actively maintains 22 companies that were born from the transfer of knowledge of university research.
The Board of Trustees at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has released the results from the first report on Job placement of university graduates. The perspective of Social Security affiliation. According to this study, the employment index for UMH graduates ranks above the average of Spanish public universities as measured by the rate of Social Security affiliation. Specifically, the affiliation rate (Social Security registrations) for graduates of the Spanish university system four years after finishing their education stands at 64.4%, while in the case of UMH graduates this percentage increases to 68.1% (69.1% for women and 66.9% for men).