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The Medical University - Varna is applying for the HR Excellence in Research Logo


The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) provides support to employers and funding organizations for researchers in the practical application of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Selection of Scientists. It is a step-by-step process that enables organizations to actually integrate these principles into their own human resources policies. The aim is to promote attractive research careers and to improve working and employment conditions for researchers across Europe.

The HR Excellence in Research logo is an award that identifies institutions and organizations as providers and supporters of a stimulating and supportive work environment or as a funding institution that promotes the provision of such an enabling environment through its funding rules.

In 2016, the Academic Council of the Medical University - Varna adopted Regulations for the institutional implementation of the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers. In March 2021, the University declared its intention to take the necessary measures to harmonize its internal regulations, procedures and practices and applied for the award of the "HR Excellence in Research" logo. On March 1, 2021, the European Commission approved in a letter and opened a procedure for the Medical University - Varna with a term until 01.03.2022 to prepare and present the necessary documentation.

In 2021 in the process of endorsing the Charter and Code principles MUV undertook steps to adapt its internal HR policy to the new European Research Area policy in order to ensure that MUV is committed to fair, open, inclusive and equal opportunities for the career development paths of all MUV researchers. The questionnaire survey carried out in 2021 allowed us to generate fair and objective GAP and OTM-R Analyses identifying our weaknesses and strengths and set an Action plan with specific to MUV areas for improvement and priority actions.