The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)

Örebro University is applying for approval by the European Commission for the implementation of the Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (HRS4R). An approval allows ORU to display the "HR Excellence in Research" award. This award indicates that Örebro University is an employer with a stimulating and benevolent working environment. The award also indicates the University's commitment to fair and transparent recruitment and assessment procedures in employment and to the career development of researchers.

Systematic work is underway at Örebro University to implement the European Commission's guidelines in the Charter & Code as part of the work of the ongoing internationalisation process. The application was sent to the European Commission 28 March, 2018.


Örebro University received a response from the European Commission on 21 August, 2018. The external assessors have reviewed the application from ORU and have assessed it as "ACCEPTED pending 'minor' alteration”. Our application broadly meets the criteria, but the assessors have some concerns / questions about specific areas / criteria. We have to reflect on the feedback given and need to update our application before re-submitting within 2 TO 4 months. Work to review and submit an updated action plan is in progress. We expect to submit the ORU's revised application in early November.