European charter for researchers
HR Excellence in Research award – UTC recognized for its HR approach to continuous improvement, asks for maintaining the European award “Human Resources – Excellence in research”.
In 2016, the European Commission, after examining UTC’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), awarded UTC the "HR Excellence in Research" label. After a self-assessment leading to an update of the action plan, UTC carries on with its continuous improvement process linked to the implementation of its HRS4R strategy, by completing its request for renewal of the award.
Implementing HR strategy
Promoting research-intensive careers in Europe
In 2005 the European Commission published its European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In agreeing to abide by the recommendations of the Charter and Code, research institutions (both private and public) undertake to improve recruitment procedures and to provide the best possible working conditions. Possessing the "HR Excellence in Research" label has become a requirement for obtaining certain types of European funding, in particular under the Horizon 2020 programme.
In order to be eligible for the label, institutions must adopt the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), which lays down guidelines for implementing good recruitment and management practice.
European Charter for Researchers – Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers
A first self-assessment was carried out in 2018 to examine the actions implemented and in progress, and in 2022 the European Commission will send a committee of experts to carry out an on-site evaluation for the renewal of the label, in parallel with the renewal application file submitted.
In 2018 UTC did an initial self-assessment of measures undertaken so far, and in 2021 the European Commission will deploy an expert panel to carry out an on-site assessment with a view to renewing the accreditation.
HR Strategy at UTC and GAP-Analysis
Since 2008 UTC has chosen to align its recruitment policy with the guidelines set out in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In December 2016 UTC became the first engineering school to be awarded the HR Excellence in Research accreditation by the European Commission on the basis of its human resources strategy for researchers (HRS4R).
Contacts de la recherche à l'UTC