On December 27, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) celebrated its twentieth birthday. This is the day that in 1996 the Cortes Valencianas approved founding the UMH, and it was a few months later, in September 1997, that the UMH began teaching its very first classes. To mark this anniversary, the UMH has constituted a commission to put several activities in motion.
The Plenary of the Board of Trustees of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has approved in its ordinary session the academic institution's 2017 budget, a figure that increases to 101,044,627 euros. This amount represents an overall increase of 3.7% with respect to the preceding year.
The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) and the Alicante Press Association (APA) have announced the seventh edition of the Pepe Andreu Radio Award for journalism, which was created in 2008 by both institutions to honor this Elche journalist. This award, endowed with 3,000 euros in prize money, strives to stimulate the work of radio professionals.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Ruhengeri in Rwanda, Vincent Harolimana, the chair director of the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, Mariano Pérez Arroyo, in addition to various Rwandan authorities, have inaugurated the lunchroom and kitchen at the Nemba schools, a project driven by the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair and the Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH). UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor Ciurana, and Vice Rector for International Relations, Vicente Micol, participated in this ceremony via video conference from the Elche Campus.
The Universitas Room in the Rectorado & Consejo Social Building on the Elche Campus of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is displaying a sample of Alta Fidelidad until May 31, the first exhibition by Altea collectors Diego Martínez and Vicen Lloret. This exhibition has been organized by the Vice Rectorate for Culture and University Extension and curated by Espai Salmaia of Altea. The UMH is also displaying a sample of México Fronterizo. Acercamiento Desde el Fotoperiodismo (Frontier Mexico. A Photojournalistic Approach), which is also on display until May 31 in the Gray Room located in the same building. This exhibition has also been organized by the Vice Rectorate for Culture and University Extension, in collaboration with the Vice Rectorate for International Relations, and it represents work by UMH journalism graduate, José Pedro Martínez.