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HRS4R – Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Logo Human Resources Strategy for Researchers  (Image: EU-Kommission)

The intention of the HRS4R-initiative for quality assurance in human resources management of the European Commission is to foster the development of strong research cultures at universities, to create better working conditions for researchers, and to promote academic careers.

HR Excellence in Research

HR Excellence in Research is a seal of quality bestowed by the European Commission upon institutions with fair and transparent recruitment processes, concern for intellectual property rights, and stimulating work environments that provide opportunities for advanced training. In 2014 it was awarded to TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences for the participation in the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), making it one of the first institutions in Germany to receive this distinction.

The intention of the HRS4R-initiative for quality assurance in human resources management of the European Commission is to foster the development of strong research cultures at universities, to create better working conditions for researchers, and to promote academic careers.

HRS4R promotes the set of principles laid down in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The implementation of HRS4R at TH Köln is currently underway, following a comprehensive action plan that is being monitored on a regular basis.

In short: HRS4R at TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences

  • Implementation of the principles of Charter and Code
  • Achievement of gender equality in all university context
  • Aid and support for the research activities of all researchers
  • Life-long learning opportunities for researchers at all career stages (from early-stage researcher to experienced researcher)
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