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Luleå University of Technology has retained its HR Excellence in Research Award

Luleå University of Technology, the first Swedish university externally evaluated for the HR Excellence in Research Award have successfully retained the award from the European Commission.

HR Excellence in Research

The award recognises the systems and practices we have in place to support researchers’ career and professional development.

Through the work undertaken to gain the award the University has demonstrated commitment to improving the working conditions and career development for research staff. We will continue to work across departments, faculties, professional services and with researchers themselves to achieve these aims and ensure that research staff have the best possible experience of working at LTU.
All documents relating to the HR Excellence in Research, including GAP-analysis and action plans are to be found on the website "Documents and Decisions concerning HR Excellence in Research".

Five reasons for researchers to choose an institution which has signed the Charter and Code:

1. Your rights as a professional are recognised

2. Your mobility experience is valued

3. Your work-life balance is respected

4. Recruitment transparency is guaranteed

5. You will be part of a pan-European network consisting of research organisations and researchers

To communicate the HR Excellence in Research award

Departments and researchers are encouraged to refer to the award, as evidence of the University’s commitment to supporting its researchers. The award can be communicated in text, without graphical elements, in grant applications and on web pages and other materials for current and prospective research staff.