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HR Award

The HR Award is given by the European Commission to research organizations implementing the HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) strategy. In particular, it should bring an increased interest of foreign scientists and researchers to universities.

Award Recipients at UWB

In 2017, four components of the UWB; the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and the New Technologies Research Center subscribed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers ("Charter") and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers ("Code").

The prestigious HR Award went to the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the New Technologies Research Center in December, 2018; the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in March, 2019; the Faculty of Applied Sciences in August, 2019; the Faculty of Arts in June, 2020; and the Faculty of Education in November 2020 - further expanding the group of award recipients at UWB. These components thus undertook the principles of human resources, specifically focusing on topics such as improving working conditions, transparent recruitment of researchers, career development of researchers, staff appraisals, etc. Steps to improve the above areas have specified components in action plans and are required to be implemented over the next two years.

The benefits of HRS4R implementation are considerable, which is why other departments of the university are gradually subscribing to the principles of the Charter and the Code. Such benefits of obtaining HR Award certification include bonuses for obtaining projects and benefits for drawing overhead costs for projects. The aim of the university is to set up personnel processes according to the requirements of the Charter and the Code and to create working conditions for employees that will enable them to develop personally and professionally. 

Activities related to obtaining and maintaining this award are supported by the university-wide HR Award project, registration number: CZ.02.2.69 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 16_028 / 0006188.

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