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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (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.


Scored top marks for its research environment

Umeå University's efforts to improve working conditions for researchers and teachers has yielded results.

EU award for good working conditions

The Human Resources in Excellence Award is a quality mark granted by the EU to academic institutions.

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
Latest update: 2023-09-18