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HR Excellence in Research

In October 2017 the Faculty of Applied Sciences declared its allegiance to the principles established in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (European Commission recommendation of 2005) and made a commitment to strive to live up to these principles (Commitment of the Faculty of Applied Sciences). The European Charter and the Code define 40 principles dedicated to the ethical and professional aspects of the research and development activities, and to the recruitment, work conditions, and professional development of researchers.


The goal is to receive and retain the HR Award, given by the European Commission to the institutions that implement the HRS4R (The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r) following from the Charter and Code principles. The implementation of the HRS4R strategy is realized at the Faculty within the university-wide project HR Award, registration number: CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_028/0006188.


The state of the project realization:

  • The so-called GAP analysis was carried out in order to compare the current practice in HR at the University and the Faculty of Applied Sciences with the Charter and Code principles. A questionnaire survey into which the Dean had invited all the Faculty employees was a part of the analysis.
  • The OTM-R Checklist in the area of new employee selection and recruitment was completed.
  • Based on the results of the GAP analysis and the OTM-R Checklist, an action plan was put together containing 20 activities whose aim was to remove the main differences between the current practice and the Charter and Code principles. Part of the Action plan is also setting up the process of its realization.
  • The worked out documents were entered into the EURAXESS portal (https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu) for the European Commission evaluators’ assessment.