The URV renews its ‘HR Excellence in Research’ seal once again

The European Commission recognises the institution's commitment to following the recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers

A URV researcher in the laboratory, in an archive image.

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili has renewed the European distinction of excellence in Human Resources in research for the second time. Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) is a distinction that certifies that the institution hires researchers in compliance with the recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers and that they are given the necessary conditions to do research in accordance with this commitment. The URV has had this seal since 2015 and has renewed it twice. This shows, that it is an institution committed to carrying out fair recruitment practices and providing attractive opportunities for their career.

The European Commission has adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) provides institutions with support so that they can implement the policies and practices set out in the Charter and the Code. 

In practice, the seal is a guarantee that the institution has processes in place and works to foster a favourable working environment for research, support the professional development of researchers, provide the best possible working conditions, promote equality, and improve the quality of research. At the same time, the seal also certifies that the URV follows open, transparent, and merit-based selection procedures. 

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