The University of Pardubice has received the prestigious HR Award. It has thus joined the major educational and scientific institutions whose priority is employee care. The HR Award certificate makes the University more attractive when addressing researchers from abroad and obtaining significant grants to support research.
"The award increases the prestige of our university and its attractiveness for researchers from around the world. It is proof that at the University of Pardubice we are creating conditions for better career growth in the field of research and development," says prof. Ing. Miroslav Ludwig, CSc., Vice-Rector for Internal Affairs.
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, the HR Award means a guarantee of the European standard of employee care, openness and transparency of the selection process and the quality of the working environment.
The University of Pardubice subscribed to the principles of the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers" in 2019. In the following year, it obtained information from a questionnaire survey and used it to create strategic documents such as an action plan or GAP analysis, needed to gain the award. The European Commission's evaluators worked to evaluate the documents for several months. The award was officially received by the University of Pardubice last week. Now the University will be defending its certification before the European Commission every three years. The action plan is designed to be implemented until 2025.
One of the first specific activities is the Mentoring Programme, launched by the University of Pardubice in the moment. Excellent researchers from seven faculties will offer help to young doctoral students and promising researchers. In the latest university podcast UPCE On Air, the programme is discussed by prof. Roman Bulánek, Faculty of Chemical Technology, who is the coordinator of mentoring programmes and is also one of the mentors. The podcast premieres today on YouTube, Spotify or UPCE social networks.
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Pardubice, 11 October 2021
Mgr. Martina Macková
Head of the Department of Promotion and External Affairs, University of Pardubice