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HR Excellence in Research

Strategy and Action plan for researchers


Europe should remain attractive to researchers from all over the world. Open recruitment, an attractive work environment, mobility and career opportunities are important elements in this. The European Commission has introduced the HR Excellence in Research logo, which it awards to institutions that demonstrate that they endorse these principles and pay continuous attention to improving and implementing them.


HR Excellence in Research logo

The University of Groningen has selected 21 key principles set out in the ‘ European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers’.These principles form the basis of the strategy and action plan for researchers. The plan has been submitted to the European Commission and the University has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research logo.

Strategy and action plan

The action plan focuses on the following four areas:

  1. Recruitment
  2. Evaluation and appraisal
  3. Career development and training
  4. Communication and support

More information about the HR Excellence logo

Last modified:07 April 2016 3.31 p.m.