HR Excellence in Research Award

hr_award-2016GCU gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission in 2013 in recognition of the University’s commitment to the career management and skills development of its researchers.

The HR Excellence in Research Award serves as an acknowledgment of the University’s alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

The original action plan proposed as part of the submission for the HR Excellence in Research Award can be downloaded here:

The University has conducted a review of progress made since the submission in 2013 and the review report and update on actions can be downloaded here:

Following a review of progress against the actions from 2013-2015, a new action plan has been developed for the period 2015-2017, informed by input from the CREDO sub group and the University Research Committee. This new action plan can be downloaded from the link below.

Documentation for 2017

For further details in relation to the action plan please contact Professor Bonnie Steves (

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