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European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award

14 Mar 2022 1:45PM

The University of Suffolk is pleased to announce it has been successful in retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award at the 4 -year external review.

The expert peer review team unanimously agreed that the University has demonstrated strong, transparent research culture with forward-thinking and inclusive senior leaders as well as outstanding progress embedding the Concordat Principles within its research structures and governance.

The HR Excellence in Research Award is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and in retaining their Awards UK institutions demonstrate their long-term commitment to the career development of researchers. There are currently 96 Vitae UK member institutions with the Award.

Professor Emma Bond, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research said, "The University of Suffolk initially achieved the HR Excellence in Research Award in 2017. It enables institutions to show the European Commission's 'HR Excellence in Research' award, demonstrating alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment. We successfully retained the Award twice – a two-year internal review in 2019 and now at the 4 -year external review in 2021. We are strongly committed to empowering and supporting all researchers to conduct research at the highest level. We are thrilled that the 2021 University of Suffolk external review report and Concordat implementation plan were found to be fully in line with the 'Human Resources Strategy for Researchers incorporating the Charter and Code’." 

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