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HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R)

Umeå University is committed to offering an attractive and stimulating work environment for researchers. We have retained the HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R) and are now implementing the European Commission’s “Charter & Code”. Our goal is to develop Umeå University into an even better place to work for our researchers. It should be easy to begin working here, to move forward as a researcher and find a clear and confident path ahead.

About HRS4R

The HRS4R is a process for implementation of the European Commission’s 2005 recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter & Code).

This process leads to an application for the Human Resources Excellence in Research award.

Recipients of the HR award commit to implement their action plan and continue to improve in order to provide a stimulating working environment and attractive career development opportunities.

Progress is ensured through recurring internal and external reviews.

The award is given to employers who have a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and continuously work to develop these areas.

Umeå University is an employer that meets the requirements set out in the European Charter for Researchers and follows the guidelines for the recruitment of researchers.

We apply a transparent and legally secure recruitment process and work to offer a stimulating and favorable work environment with a focus on career development for researchers at all stages of the research career.

HRS4R at Umeå University

Find out about the Umeå University implementation of the HRS4R and the main policies related to the process.


Carina Mattsson
Human resources strategist
Rosita Nilsson
Human resources strategist