Université de Montpellier awarded with the “HR Excellence in Research” European label.
In March 2017, UM has carried out a mid-term review report and update of its HR Strategy for Research (HRS4R) in line with “HR Excellence in Research” European award.

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A mid-term self-assessment was carried out in spring 2017 by the UM as part of the implementation of HRS4R and in order to maintain the label. This self-assessment is based both on a survey of the UM scientific community on the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C) and on a cross-department effort that made it possible to carry out both a mid-term internal audit on HRS4R achievements against initially set objectives, as well as an update of the 2017-2018-2019 action plan.

The result of this collective effort is published on the institution’s website:

Reminder – UM receives « HR Excellence in Research » European award

The University of Montpellier is committed to supporting research and promoting excellence in Human Resources for research. In 2015, it has developed a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), in order to bring its practices up to the standards set by the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C). Adopted by the European Commission (EC) in 2005, these two sets of standards and requirements aim to promote research careers in Europe.

For its commitment, the University of Montpellier was granted the « HR Excellence for Research » European award by the European Commission in March 2015. It is the first university in France to receive this label.

In addition to bringing greater national and international visibility and attractiveness to the institution, the award facilitates the granting of European funds in H2020 and contributes to securing European funds – about 10 million Euros annually – managed by UM (Article 32 of AGA).


Nathalie Modjeska
International Program Manager MUSE

Phone: +33 4 34 43 34 94