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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

The University of Calabria adheres to the principles of European Charter for Researchers and applies for the HR Excellence in Research Award.
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UniCal longs 4 Excellence is a project through which the Universiy of Calabria has applied for the HR Excellence in Research Award, the prestigious prize awarded by the European Commission to Universities and Research Centers that ensure a European standard of quality in the working environment.

For this reason Unical, through the HR Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), supports the principles of the European Charter for researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Rectruitment of Researchers.

The goal of the strategy is to obtain the full qualification associated with the HR Excellence in Research Award logo that the European Commission assigns to those research organizations that ensure excellent working conditions for researchers.

The HR Award enhances the prestige of Universities and the attractiveness for human resources in science and research.

The HR Excellence in Research Award is a prestigious award from the European Commission for excellence in human resource care in the scientific field.

In order to get the award, institutions must adhere to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct in the recruitment of researchers.

This award is considered an international standard for quality rules in the management and development of human resources in science and research to ensure openness and transparency in the process of selection of researchers and the quality of the work environment.

For further details see the EURAXESS website.

The implementation of the HRS4R strategy is important for both the university and for researchers.

It increases the international attractiveness and visibility of the research institution, it improves the assistance to human resources, thus fostering their professional development, guarantees transparency in the recruitment of researchers and encourages networking among research organizations

The following benefits result from the Award:

Internal benefitssuch as: an impetus in the improvement of support for human resources; the alignment of institutional policies with the principles set out in the Charter and Code for the professional development of researchers at any stage of their careers; the guarantee of Fair, Transparent and Merit-based (OTM-R) recruitment and assessment procedures; the promotion of equal opportunities and transversal cooperation; the improvement of researchers’s status and working conditions.

Internationalization of the University for the development of networks with other research organizations.

Promotion of the image of the Universityas an institution that meets the European Standards for the professional growth of researchers.

Increase in the attractiveness of the University for researchers, and its ability to retain top-quality staff.

Promotion of all forms of mobilityto improve the professional development of researchers.

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The HR Excellence in Research Award process is organized into three phases

  1. Initial phase (12 months), after the submission of a Letter of Endorsement to the EC, the institution needs to submit the following documents:
    • GAP Analysis
    • OTM-R Checklist
    • Action Plan
  2. Implementation (50 months). During this phase the following needs to be performed:
    • First implementation of the Action Plan (24 months)
    • Assessment
    • Implementation of the Revised Action Plan (36 months)
  3. Renewal (36 months /renewal), where the following steps are accomplished:
    • Implementation of the Improved Action Plan
    • Implementation of the further Improved Action Plan


Documenti allegati

Tutti i documenti ufficiali sottomessi alla valutazione della Commissione Europea per l'acquisizione dell'Award


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Workshop UniCal longs 4 excellence

12 ottobre 2021