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Warwick retains HR Excellence in Research Award from European Commission for fourth year

University of WarwickIt has today, 28th June, been confirmed that following an external review the University of Warwick has retained its HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.

Professor Pam Thomas, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Warwick said:

The Award demonstrates the University's commitment to improving the working conditions and career development for research staff, which will in turn improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy, creating further opportunities to enhance our work on global challenges.

“Warwick has been committed to an ongoing action plan since receiving the HR Excellence in Research Award in 2012. Our action plan involves improving and enhancing existing policies and activities as well as introducing new initiatives for postgraduate research assistants and research staff such as dedicated induction programmes, mentoring schemes and transferable skills training.”

The HR Excellence in Research Award is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and in retaining this Award the University of Warwick has demonstrated long-term commitment to the career development of researchers. There are currently 98 UK institutions with the Award, more than double any other country in Europe.

Notes to editors:

European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award: ‘A UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B11: Research Degrees and the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment’.


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