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The University of Pardubice subscribed to the principles enshrined in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in 2019.

The main goal of the University of Pardubice project is to create its own strategic documents and action plan leading to the strengthening of human resources in science and research at the University of Pardubice and obtaining the prestigious HR Award certificate. It is granted by the European Commission to those research institutions that set up strategic personnel management and excellent human resources management in science and research in accordance with the principles of the Charter and the Code. The awarded institutions then guarantee an open and transparent process of selection and recruitment of new employees as well as continuous provision of support and quality of the working environment to their employees not only in science and research.

The European Commision granted the University of Pardubice HR Award in 2021. The University can thus use the graphic emelent "HR Excellence in Research".

General information

The Charter and the Code

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (the Charter and the Code) are a set of guidelines and requirements that specify the role, responsibilities and rights of researchers and their employers. The aim of the Charter is to ensure that relations between researchers and employers contribute to success in the development, transfer, sharing and dissemination of knowledge and technological development, and in the development of researchers' careers. The Charter also recognizes the value of all forms of mobility that serve to improve the career development of researchers. In this respect, the Charter provides a framework for researchers, employers and investors, encouraging them to work responsibly in their work environment and to recognize each other. The Charter is intended for all researchers in the European Union at all stages of their careers.

The HR Award

The HR Excellence in Research Award (HR Award) is a prestigious award given by the European Commission for excellence in the care of human resources in the scientific environment. For researchers, an organization with the HR Award means a guarantee of the European standard of employee care, openness and transparency of the recruitment process and the quality of the working environment.

The HR Award logo makes research organizations more attractive when approaching researchers from abroad or for obtaining grants. The Award is now considered an international standard for quality rules in the management and development of human resources in science and research.

An institution wishing to receive the HR Award must subscribe to the principles enshrined in the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". 

The benefits of implementing the HR strategy for the University and researchers

  • International attractiveness and visibility of the institution meeting European standards
  • Improving the quality of care for human resources
  • Creating conditions for better career growth in research and development at the University
  • Development of professional growth of researchers
  • Recognition of experience from mobilities in the public and private sector
  • Ensuring transparent recruitment and selection of new researchers
  • Increasing the prestige of the University and the attractiveness for researchers
  • Connection with a pan-European network of research organizations
  • Obtaining funding for research from European and domestic programmes to support research - preferential treatments in the programmes of TACR, HORIZON and others


Jana Janková
HR Manager

Rectorate and University Units
466 036 518


December 2019
Commitment to the principles enshrined in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of New Researchers
May - June 2020
The first internal questionnaire survey for HRS4R at the University of Pardubice
December 2020
Submitting the application for the HR Award to the European Commission
July 2021
Submitting comments on the application for the HR Award to the European Commission
October 2021
HR Award granted for the University of Pardubice
April 2023
The second internal questionnaire survey for HRS4R at the University of Pardubice
November 2023
Submitting the internal report to the European Commission