On 6 December 2017, the European Commission awarded the Jagiellonian University with the prestigious HR Excellence in Research Award.
The award is given to institutions that provide excellent working conditions for researchers, demonstrate transparent recruitment procedures and implement the recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The award is one of the actions undertaken by the European Commission in the framework of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) with a view to creating an attractive and open labour market for researchers in the European Union.
HRS4R acknowledged institutions commit themselves to respect the principles of the Charter and the Code, they continuously improve their practices and are subject to regular evaluation by experts appointed by the EC.
- confirms transparent recruitment rules and working conditions that enhance the career development of researchers,
- adds value to the institutions when they apply for the EU funds under international calls for proposals, including Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe,
- adds value to the institutions when they apply for funds in calls announced by the National Science Centre and the National Centre for Research and Development, as well as in competitions and programmes of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (now the Ministry of Education and Science),
- entitles to post offers on the European researcher recruitment platform – EURAXESS.