Human Resources (HR) Excellence in Research

The University of Eastern Finland has received the European Commission acknowledgement "Human Resources (HR) Excellence in Research" as provider and supporter of a stimulating and favourable working environment. 

The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers  and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Research, which are key elements in the European Union's policy to make research an attractive career. The European Charter for Researchers addresses the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers or funding organisations. The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer and more transparent and proposes different means of judging merit. 
The University of Eastern Finland made a decision in 2012 to implement the Charter and Code into its' policies and practices. This is done by five steps according to the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) –tool by EURAXESS Rights initiative by European Commission:
1) Internal gap analysis
2) Action Plan
3) Application for the Acknowledgement by the Commission
4) Implementation and self-evaluation
5) External assessment
The results of the internal gap analysis (Step 1) are reported in the Action Plan (Step 2)
The further development of HR Excellence in Research at the University of Eastern Finland continues according to the Action Plan.