In March 2018, the Board of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences endorsed the principles underlying the Charter & Code.
The University is currently working towards obtaining the European Commission’s «HR Excellence in Research» award, which gives public recognition to research institutions that have made progress in aligning their human resource policies with the principles set out in the Charter & Code.
It is important to emphasize that although the University has not yet been granted the «HR Excellence in Research» award, we are committed to ensuring transparent recruitment processes, equal treatment of all applicants and excellent working conditions for academic and other staff.
The aim is to ensure fair and decent conditions for researchers, and thus contribute to the development of the European Research Area. The University has a strong focus on being a professional and good employer.
The Norwegian working environment and legislation is overall very good, and covers in general well the Charter & Code principles. The «HR Excellence in Research» award, once attained after the thorough analysis of our human resource policies is carried out, will identify the University as an even stronger provider and supporter of a stimulating and favorable working environment for researchers.
The University aims to have completed the necessary gap analysis and action plan in time to obtain the «HR Excellence in Research» award in 2019.