JGU’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

By implementing its own HRS4R, JGU aims to continuously improve the working conditions for its researchers in a process of quality-assured personnel management. This will help to enhance the attractiveness of pursuing a research career at JGU.

On 18 December 2015, the Senate of JGU adopted an Action Plan for implementing its HRS4R. JGU received the HR Excellence in Research award in May 2016 and in June 2018, prepared an interim report which was approved in January 2019. In March 2022, JGU applied for award renewal which will be evaluated in a remote site visit in summer 2022.

JGU is committed to realizing its updated Action Plans and to regularly assessing the status of implementation. In the future, a new interim report will be due every three years, supplemented by a site visit every six years.


Involved Departments

At JGU, various departments are committed to improving the working conditions of researchers. They work together to develop, implement and evaluate new ideas. An annual HRS4R Forum ensures an exchange between the different actors. In addition, JGU takes part in the annual networking workshops organized by the German Rectors' Conference. Furthermore, there are individual networks with colleagues from other universities.

  • Equality and Diversity Office
  • Executive University Board
  • Faculties (Fachbereiche)
  • Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers
  • Human Resources Department
  • Human Resources Development Department
  • International Office
  • University Development
  • Research and Technology Transfer
  • Senate
  • Strategic Planning
  • University Library
  • Center for Quality Assurance and Development

Timeframe for the Implementation

November 2015JGU Endorses the Charter and Codex
December 2015Action Plan for Implementing JGU’s HRS4R
February 2016JGU Submits its Application for the HR Excellence in Research Award
May 2016JGU Receives the HR Excellence in Research Award
June 2018Interim Report
January 2019Interim Report Approved
March 2022Application for Award Renewal
Summer 2022Site Visit
EURAXESS: The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers – HRS4R procedure chart (accessed April 2022), https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r