29 May 2015
University retains prestigious HR Excellence in Research award
Loughborough has successfully retained its HR Excellence in Research award from the European Commission, which recognises its commitment to ensuring good working conditions and career development for researchers.
The initiative aims to encourage a step-change in the way that universities across Europe recruit, manage and develop researchers. In the UK, institutions can demonstrate their alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment by implementing the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. This was launched in 2008 to recognise that research is crucially important to the UK, not just to the success of academic institutions, but to the growth of the country’s economy and society.
Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, said: “I’m delighted that Loughborough has retained this prestigious mark. In order to maintain our position as one of the UK’s leading research universities we must continue to attract and develop the very best researchers in the country. The HR Excellence in Research badge is clear recognition of our strong commitment to this.”
The University’s reports for the submission and Concordat Implementation plan are published on the Research Staff Webpages.