The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

The European Commission has adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These two documents, addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both the public and private sectors, are key elements in the European Union's policy to make research an attractive career, which is a vital feature of its strategy to stimulate economic and employment growth.

The "HR Strategy for Researchers" (HRS4R) supports research institutions and funding organisations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices. The logo "HR Excellence in Research" will identify the institutions and organisations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and favourable working environment.

More information on the European charter for Researchers.

More information on the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The HR Strategy for Researchers includes five steps:
Step 1 – Internal Analysis
Step 2 – HR Strategy for Researcher’s is created and published
Step 3 – The European Commission reviews and acknowledges that the institution has adopted a HR Strategy for Researchers
Step 4 – Implementation and self-assessment
Step 5 – External evaluation

The University of Oulu has committed into continuing development of the recruitment and working environment of the researchers. The University of Oulu has proceeded with the first three steps of the HR Strategy for Researchers.


Last updated: 7.11.2016