HRS4R Award

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Strategy (HRS4R) is a tool, designed by the European Commission, in order to support research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The main goals are to attract and keep talent inside Europe, promote mobility, grant a healthy job environment to develop the reasearch careers and to boost the employment and the economic competitivity by means of the settlement of a competitive labour market througout transparency and openess.

In September 2018, URJC signed and submitted the Declaration of Commitment with the European Charter and Code for Researchers. In July 2020, the University was granted the HRS4R Quality Award which identifies those institutions which generate and support the existence of a stimulating environment which enhances research.

To implement the HRS4R Strategy, the URJC drafted a Plan of 18 actions which is structured in four pillars: (1) ethical and professional aspects; (2) recruitment and selection; (3) working conditions and (4) professional training and development.

On 10 December 2021, the Rector, Javier Ramos, presented the implementation of the HRS4R Strategy in the URJC together with the Vice-rector for Innovation, Transference and Relations with Companies, Fernando García Muiña, and the Vice-rector for Research, Visitación López-Miranda.

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