Université Côte d'Azur awarded European HRS4R label

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Published on April 30, 2024 Updated on April 30, 2024

on the July 11, 2022


On May 5, 2022, Université Côte d'Azur was awarded the European HRS4R "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers" label. Our university thus joins some 600 European organizations committed to applying the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Recruitment Code, aimed at creating a European area of research excellence.

This label is part of the research and HR strategy developed by Université Côte d'Azur.

Our action plan, organized into 66 priority actions spread over 5 years, aims to improve our university's practices in terms of recruitment, career support, training, working conditions and the working environment for the entire research community (doctoral students, researchers, professors).working conditions and environment for the entire research community (doctoral students, post-doctoral students, research professors, research support staff). In particular, it covers training and career support, support for doctoral students, welcoming mobile researchers and those with special needs, professional equality between men and women, and the development of a new generation of researchers. gender equality, ethics and scientific integrity, open science and scientific mediation. It is the result of a collective effort involving governance, teacher-researchers, doctoral students and department and laboratory managers.

9 priorities have been identified:

  • Promoting respect for the principles of research ethics and scientific integrity
  • Increase support for researchers in their research and scientific mediation activities
  • Improve recruitment processes
  • Strengthen support for career development
  • Step up our inclusive policy
  • Improving the working environment and conditions for researchers
  • Prevent occupational hazards
  • Enhance the quality of thesis supervision
  • Consolidate our training policy for doctoral students and researchers

The labeling process took into account the diversity of Université Côte d'Azur's constituent bodies. The Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur was involved in the project to obtain the label, and the HRS4R action plans of the partner EPSTs were integrated into the process. Obtaining the HRS4R label also enables us to support the HR strategy of the Ulysseus European University as a pilot institution.

Our aim now is to implement our action plan with and for the benefit of the community, by pursuing the dynamic of continuous improvement enshrined in the label and the strategic plan. An internal review of your action plan will be carried out in two years' time.

The European HRS4R experts noted: " A very well structured and coherent strategy, in line with the university's overall strategy.... Université Côte d'Azur takes up the laudable challenge of unifying the policies and practices of very different organizations in a very diverse range of disciplines....The university has created an attractive, stimulating and supportive environment for researchers ...Université Côte d'Azur remains ambitious in this area. "