HR Excellence in Research

In November 2013 the European Commission awarded Politecnico di Torino with the label "HR Excellence in Research", recognizing the commitment in implementing the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

This award follows an accurate process of internal gap analysis about the adoption of the principles of the Charter and the preparation of an Action Plan aimed at making the Chart and the Code more effective and creating a dynamic and high quality academic environment  for researchers from all over the world.

Two years after the award, Politecnico di Torino sent to the European Commission a self-assessment report on the progress in the implementation of the Charter and Code principles and an updated two-years Action Plan. The results of the assessment carried out by the European Commission in January 2016 were very positive and encouraging.

In February 2018, the Board of Directors of the Politecnico approved the update of the Action Plan, which was extended by one year (i.e. until December 2018) according to the new procedure of the Strengthened HRS4R introduced by the European Commission.

In coordination with the process of defining the new POLITO4IMPACT Strategic Plan (2018-2024) and with the contribution of the representatives of the academic community and the administrative staff, in July 2019 the Governing bodies approved the new strategy for the implementation of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers for the period 2019-2021. In compliance with the strengthened HRS4R, Politecnico di Torino carried out the self-assessment on the OTM-R checklist (published in the box on the right). Information on the OTM-R policy and recruitment and selection practices is available on the PoliTO CAREERS website.

The path implemented by the Politecnico and the new Action Plan 2019-2021 will now have to be evaluated by the European Commission to obtain the reconfirmation of the HR Excellence in Research Award.

  • Human Resources Strategy for Researchers ( HRS4R )

    A description of the participation of Politecnico di Torino in the HRS4R process launched by the European Commission to support European Research Institutions and Research Funding Organizations in the implementation of the Charter & Code in their policies and practices

  • Timeline

    The Politecnico di Torino steps in the HRS4R process