University of Dundee

University wins European award for "Human Resources Excellence in Research"

06 Oct 2011

The University of Dundee has been recognised for its “Human Resources Excellence in Research” by the European Commission. Higher Education Institutions across the UK are awarded the badge for HR excellence in research in acknowledgement of their alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables recognition to be granted to universities within the European Union whose policies and processes demonstrate continued development of a working environment supporting research excellence and increasing focus and impact.

As a holder of the award the University will continue to participate in national and European evaluation and benchmarking exercises.

Vice Principal and Head of the College of Life Sciences - which employs over 300 researchers- Professor Doreen Cantrell said, “Thanks go to the often unrecognised efforts of colleagues across the University in understanding and developing a work environment for our researchers who are key to our successes.

“Great progress has been made in the support offered to develop their careers and skills.  We shall continue to work hard to build on this progress and the award by the Commission is very welcomed indeed.”