Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ has obtained a prestigious „HR Excellence in Research” badge. It is the first institution in Wroclaw that has received it.
Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+ has the right to use the „HR Excellence in Research” badge conferred by the European Commission to institutions implementing the „European Charter for Researchers” and the „Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”.
– It is a great honour, but also an obligation for us. For many people in Poland, EIT+ is mainly a large infrastructure investment. However, state-of-the art laboratories are not the only factor that creates great working environment. What’s more crucial, is the opportunity to develop personal talents and teamwork based on partnership. Only a combination of these two will stop the talent drain from Polish science. Without those talents Poland will never get out of a trap of mediocre progress and imitative economy. We are happy that our efforts to create a friendly work environment, opportunities for career development and transparent recruitment processes have been noticed by the European Commission – admits Professor Jerzy Langer, President of the Management Board – Granting us this award has been preceded by a few-month verification. After finishing an extremely difficult investment process, this is another step to fulfil our obligations towards Wroclaw and Lower Silesian academia and business, as well as local government.
Apart from WRC EIT+, only eight institutions in Poland have the right to use the “HR Excellence in Research” badge: Institute of Physical Chemistry (Polish Academy of Sciences), Institute of Physics (Polish Academy of Sciences), Institute of Plant Genetics (Polish Academy of Sciences), International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (Polish Academy of Sciences), Institute of Agrophysics (Polish Academy of Sciences) in Lublin, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and Foundation for Polish Science. WRC EIT+ is also the first academic organisation in Wroclaw that has received such a recognition. What is more, it is the youngest research organisation in Europe that has been given the right to use this unique badge.
The award is one of the European Commission’s actions within the “Human Resources Strategy for Researchers”, aimed at increasing the attractiveness of favourable working environment for researchers in the EU. The “HR Excellence in Research” badge is not conferred forever. The institutions that received it make self-evaluation every 2 years and they are subject to the EC control every 4 years.
Detailed information about the “HR Excellence in Research” strategy can be found on EURAXESS.
Posted by Agata Kołacz, Posted on 25.02.2016