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HR Excellence in Research

HR excellence in research award

We were awarded the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award in recognition of our continuing efforts to enhance the career development of researchers. We did this by demonstrating clear progress and commitment to working with Scottish universities to enhance how they attract, manage and develop research staff.

This is part of a concordat to increase the attractiveness and sustainability of research careers in the UK, and to improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy. 

HE Excellence in Research Award Review

4 year review – 2016

In May 2016, we conducted an external review of our progress and updated our action plan accordingly:

2 year review - 2014

In May 2014, we conducted an internal review of our progress and updated our action plan accordingly:

You can also read our original action plan [PDF], written in 2012.