HR Excellence in Research Award
Edinburgh Napier University is committed to supporting and developing the careers of our researchers and our commitment to this has been recognised in 2010 when we received the EU HR Excellence in Research award. Since the publication of the revised Concordat to Support the Career development of Researchers we became a formal signatory to the Concordat in December 2019. We
continue to report on our progress implementing the Concordat through the HR
Excellence in Research Award process which involves external review every three
What is the HR Excellence in Research Award?
Using a UK-wide process, incorporating the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B11: Research Degrees and the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers, enables institutions to gain the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award, acknowledging alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.
12 year review of Award
In February 2023, we
published our review of our 12-year progress. We are due to have our external
review in March 2023.
10 year review of Award
In February 2021 we published our internal review of our ten-year progress:
8 year review of Award
In December 2018 we published the external review of our progress:
6 year review of Award
In December 2016 we published our internal review of our six year progress:
4 year review of Award
In December 2014 we published our internal review of our HR Excellence award which was then reviewed by an external panel, and we retained the award for a further 4 years.
2 year review of Award
In December 2012 we published our internal review of our 2 year progress:
Documents supporting our initial Award in 2010
In December 2012 we successfully submitted towards the HR Excellence in Research Award:
For more information on our Concordat Action Plans, please contact the Head of Researcher Development, Dr. Gráinne Barkess