EU award shows good conditions for researchers at Karlstad University2020-10-01
The HR Excellence in Research Award granted by the European Commission is proof that we are successful in creating a stimulating working environment and excellent conditions for our researchers. The award also guarantees our commitment to fair and transparent recruitment, as well as favourable professional development for researchers.
- Our application, which has now been granted, will be used to make it clear to researchers outside of Sweden that Karlstad University is a safe and well-organised university that allows researchers to develop under excellent conditions, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte.
In 2005, the European Commission issued a recommendation about “The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, in short referred to as the Charter & Code. The purpose of the Charter & Code is to create the world’s most competitive knowledge-based economy with the help of European research activities.
By improving the conditions for free research, promoting an open labour market for researchers and enabling the recruitment and retention of outstanding researchers, a strong European research area can be established and thus an attractive and sustainable labour market for researchers.
The fact that Karlstad University has received the award means that systematic work is underway to implement the Charter & Code.
The Charter & Code provides recommendations and guidelines for good practice in the recruitment and appointment of researchers at all levels of their career. It covers all areas of research in the public and private sectors.
- The implementation process is a long-term commitment and in line with the university’s goals of increased internationalisation and being an attractive employer, says Ingrid Ganrot, Head of HR.