HR Excellence in Research
The "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" is a set of general principles and requirements to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA). It includes recommendations for the improvement of working conditions and career perspectives for researchers with the aim of developing an attractive, open and sustainable European labor market. The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) already signed the Declaration of endorsement in 2006.
Starting in 2011, BOKU worked on the "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers", which provides for further implementation and realization of Charter & Code as part of a continuous improvement process. After an internal analysis, an action plan was developed. For this, BOKU was awarded the logo "HR Excellence in Research" by the European Commission in 2012.
BOKU remains committed to the principles of the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" and continues to work on offering attractive working conditions and career perspectives in the international research environment.
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With its efforts around the HR Excellence in Research Logo BOKU acts as forerunner and speaker at national and international events: