Université de Montpellier receives European ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award

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In March 2017, UM has proceeded with a mid-term review report and update of its HR Strategy for Research (HRS4R) in line with “HR Excellence in Research” European award.

Within the framework of the HRS4R implementation at UM, and in view of maintaining the certification, an internal assessment at mid-term was conducted by UM over Spring 2017. The self-assessment is based on both 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 trans-department effort to complete a mid-term internal audit on HRS4R achievements against initially set objectives and an update of the action plan for 2017-2018-2019.

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 has committed to support research and promote excellence in Human Resources for research. In 2015, UM developed a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, or HRS4R, in order to bring its practices up to the standards set by the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C). Adopted by the European Commission (EC) in 2005, these two documents established standards that seek 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. UM is the first university in France to receive this certification.

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 managed by UM (Article 32 of AGA), representing about 10 million Euros annually.

Contact: Nathalie Modjeska (+33 4 67 14 48 80) – Research Projects Support Office, Department of Innovation and Partnerships – email