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:


Of the 11,783,187.19 euros obtained by UMH researchers in 2015, (, 8,628,504.41 came from competitive R&D, 2,148,979.72 correspond to contracted R&D from both public and private entities, and the remaining 1,005,703.06 correspond to research grants.

In 2015, 11 patents were applied for, 193 doctoral theses were defended, and more than 1,200 scientific papers were published in national and international journals.

The increase in research funding (around 20% with respect to 2014) is mainly due to a rise in acquiring competitive R&D, which was practically double that obtained the previous year.

Furthermore, the increased number of doctoral theses defended in 2015 is significant, as it represents a 40% increase. In 2014, there were 137 theses defended, and in 2015 this number grew to 193.