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Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) quality work

The HR Excellence in Research quality label is a recognition awarded by the European Commission for the development of researchers’ working conditions and careers. It is an indication that Tampere University fosters an inspiring, functional and equal work environment where recruitments are handled openly, professionally and transparently. The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) is based on the values of the European Charter for Researchers & The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. At Tampere University, this work is part of the university’s quality work which is continuously developing operations based on evaluations.

The predecessors of Tampere University – Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere – received the HR Excellence in Research awards already in 2014 and 2015. Tampere University was granted the award in 2021.

Why choose a university with HR Excellence in Research quality label?

  1. We recognise your rights as a researcher
  2. We value your mobility experience
  3. We respect your work-life balance
  4. We aim at transparency in our recruitment
  5. You will join a truly pan-European network consisting of research organisations and researchers

HRS4R process at Tampere University

Tampere University has gone through the following steps of the HRS4R-process: first internal audit with gap analysis and action plan in 2020, followed by internal assessment in 2023. We have submitted the internal assessment report in April 2023. The main points of our internal assessment can be read in our revised Action Plan.

Tampere University's recruitment policy

Open, transparent and merit-based (OTM-R) recruitment policies defined by the European Commission are the cornerstone of our recruitments. Our recruitments are guided by defined policies that ensure a fair and transparent process.

Recruitment policy (OTM-R)

Tenure track career path

Researcher's responsible evaluation

Assessment of teaching competence in recruiting