Our third International Staff Week was held from May 21-25, 2018. During this edition, we presented our special project, “Healthy University,” with the main objective of sharing and exchanging information about healthy living. Among other things, we also highlighted UMH services and offered interesting activities, such as The Art of Cooking Spanish Tapas Welcome Dinner and a visit to the picturesque coastal town of Altea.
Welcoming so many colleagues from European universities was a pleasure; it was an opportunity to experience life at our school as well as in Elche and its surrounding area, and to learn from other experiences.
We are very satisfied with the results and we hope we can meet you in 2020.
Let’s work together!
Explore the program
Monday, May 21
Elche city center
|14:30||Arrival of participants and registration|
|15:00||Welcome speech||Mr. Vicente Micol Molina
Vice Rector for International Relations
|15:20||Presentation of the UMH and the Service of International Relations||Ms. Inmaculada Blaya Salvador
Director, Service of International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism
|17:30||Guided tour of Elche|
|19:30||Spanish Tapas Welcome Dinner|
Tuesday, May 22
|09:30||The University Commitment to its Surroundings: Healthy UMH|| Ms. Miriam Hurtado
Deputy Vice Rector for Institutional Relations
Mr. Sergio Hernández Sánchez
Deputy Vice Rector for Institutional Relations – Social Responsibility
|11:00||Health break and Coffee break|
|12:00||Presentation of participating universities (visit to UMH Radio)/Optional visit to UMH services (appointments necessary)||Ms. Susi Niñoles
|Wednesday, May 23
Altea Old Town
|09:00||Departure by bus to the Altea Campus|
|10:00||Visit of the Faculty of Fine Arts||Mr. Miguel Lorente
Associate Dean – Bachelor´s in Fine Arts Projection
|11:00||Presentation of the Just Like Home project||Ms. Imma Mengual
|12:00||Guided city tour|
|18:00||Return to Elche|
|Thursday, May 24
Location: Elche Campus
|09:30||Talk about the integration of disabled students into the academic community||Mr. Raúl Reina
Service of Students with Disabilities
|11:00||Networking and coffee break|
|12:00||Presentation of participating Universities (visit to the UMH Radio)/Optional visit to UMH Services (appointment necessary)||Ms. Susi Niñoles
|Friday, May 25
Location: Elche Campus
|09:30||Visit to UMH athletic facilities||Mr. Eduardo Cervelló Director
Center for Research in Sports Sciences
|12:00||Feedback Session: summary, feedback and farewell||Ms. Inma Blaya Salvador
Director, Service of
International Relations, Development Cooperation and Volunteerism
Please note that this program is for illustrative purposes. The definitive schedule has not yet been set, so it may undergo modifications.
The Miguel Hernández University has four campuses: Elche, Sant Joan d’Alacant, Altea, and Orihuela.
Its faculties and schools are located as follows:
Sant Joan d’Alacant Campus
Orihuela Desamparados Campus
Orihuela Salesas Campus
HOW TO GET TO THE MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ UNIVERSITY
Elche is in a truly privileged location, 20 km from Alicante. It is in a strategic position, forming, together with other nearby towns, the southern axis of the Mediterranean Arc, a dynamic district in both demographic and economic terms.
Elche is in an area with good land, sea, and air connections. The Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) is nearby and it is also close to the provincial capital’s seaport. Road connections are also good, linking it to Mediterranean tollways and the freeway to Madrid, while its rail links include a station for Spain’s AVE bullet train.
The UMH main campus is located in the city of Elche. Elche is the Valencian Community’s third largest, and it possesses two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Palmeral of Elche and the Mystery Play of Elche. Incoming students highlight its significant cultural and leisure options: Elche boasts several museums, a college town atmosphere in its city center, and peace and quiet in the Altabix neighborhood (the UMH campus is located there). Elche is in a truly privileged location, 20 km from Alicante. It is in a strategic position, forming, together with other nearby towns, the southern axis of the Mediterranean Arc, a dynamic district in both demographic and economic terms. The road network connecting Elche to the provinces of Alicante and Murcia is in good condition, and a functional transportation system exists via air, rail, and bus.
Altea is the UMH’s most artistic campus, located in the privileged Mediterranean environment of the Marina Baixa. One unique feature of this campus is that it is exclusive to the university’s Faculty of Fine Arts. This campus has been designed to respond to two realities: the integration of students and instructors into the inspiring landscape wherein it is found, and the will to meet the specific requirements of a fine arts education. Among other installations, the Altea campus has a forging workshop, spaces dedicated to new media, an experimentation laboratory, artistic foundry, and image and sound studios.
Iza Swiecicka – Miguel Hernández University of Elche
Avenida de la Universidad s/n, 03202 Elche (Spain)
Phone: +34 96 665 8710
Looking back at the second UMH International Staff Week…
Interviews with participants (2018)
Interviews with participants (2016)
What did the participants think of the UMH International Staff Week?
Presentation of the UMH: Interesting. Great to learn about the university.
Radio experience: Lots of fun! It was a very creative idea, thank you for this special experience!
Talk about the integration of disabled students: Brilliant. Informative. Great to meet and learn about the different campuses.