Human Resources

HR Excellence in Research

The University of Kent first attained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award in May 2013.  The Award demonstrates commitment to implementing the Researcher Development Concordat and the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment .  Attainment of the award is increasingly expected by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and EU funders, and will continue to be viewed by research collaborators and job applicants as an indicator of good practice.

In May 2017 the University made its submission to renew the Award under the four year external review process and in November 2019, the University submitted a six year internal review.

The Researcher Development Working Group co-ordinates and monitors implementation of Kent’s Action Plan. If you would like to send feedback or comments to RDWG, please email Helen Leech

Useful Links

The European Commission HR Excellence in Research award website


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Last Updated: 08/04/2020