Last Friday, it was announced that Linnaeus University receives the European Commission’s award HR Excellence in Research. The award shows that Linnaeus University is an employer that applies just and transparent recruitment and assessment procedures, has a good work environment and continuously strives to further develop these areas.
HR Excellence is an award that the European Commission use to reward universities that meet the requirements within ethics and professionalism, recruitment and selection, work conditions and social security, as well as education and career development. A prerequisite in order to receive the award is that Linnaeus University implements the European charter for researchers and guidelines for recruitment of researchers (Charter & Code).
HR Excellence is also a way to attract researchers from all over the world, provide increased opportunities to receive EU-funded research grants, and to promote the development or Europe as a research area.
“HR Excellence in Research is an important award in order to show that Linnaeus University is an attractive higher education institution and employer. The follow-up requirements also promote continuous development of good work environment and HR questions”, says Ann-Charlotte Larsson, deputy vice-chancellor for internationalisation, innovation and societal driving force.
In the assessment made by the European Commission, the evaluators write that: “Linnaeus University shows a strong commitment to the HR strategy”.