HR Excellence in Research

Human Resources Strategy for Researchers - JGU works towards excellent working conditions for researchers

Over the coming years, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) will participate in the European initiative Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). The initiative aims to raise awareness for the working conditions of researchers, and to encourage research organizations throughout Europe to comply with the principles outlined in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

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 is now committed to realizing the actions identified and to regularly assess the status of implementation.

In February 2016, JGU submitted its application for the HR Excellence in Research award to the European Commission. The award is granted to institutions which successfully carry out the HRS4R process, and in a time of global competition for excellent researchers allows the easy recognition of institutions that are committed to
- fair and transparent recruitment
- respect for intellectual property
- a stimulating working environment that offers sufficient opportunity for professional development.

The HRS4R strategy has been successfully reviewed by experts on behalf of the European Commission with the result that JGU has been awarded the HR Excellence in Research logo.

In 2020, JGU’s HRS4R will again be evaluated by experts.