The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has appeared for the first time in the British Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, which classifies the world's best universities. Within Spain, the UMH sits in eighth position along with other universities, including the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Within the Valencian Community, the UMH is surpassed by only the University of Valencia (UV).
External financial resources acquired by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in 2017 to conduct research grew to 8,386,794 euros. This figure is included in the 2017 UMH Research Report, which was prepared by the Vice Rectorate for Research and Innovation, the Service of Innovation and Technical Support for Education and Research (SIATDI), and the Service of Research Management - TTO (SGI-OTRI). Said report is available for consultation at http://research.umh.es/vivo/RAR2017.
The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) has published its report, The Spanish University in Numbers. 2015 and the 2015/2016 Academic Year, wherein the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) occupies the seventh position in Annual Scientific Production of Universities per Faculty Member (2006-2015). If we consider only Valencian Community public and private universities, the UMH is ranked first. This report reflects how the scientific production by each UMH faculty member exceeds, and in some cases doubles, that of investigators at other larger institutions.