The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences - the largest engineering sciences institute of the Academy – has the ambition to increase its international recognition as an excellent institution creating favorable conditions for research and researchers.
The Institute regularly undertakes systemic measures to improve its overall performance, including regular assessment of the quality of research. One of the measures was the process of internal analysis regarding the compliance with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, as laid down in the Recommendation of the European Commission 2005/251/EC.
The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers are the key pillars of the policy of the European Union to make research an attractive career path, which is vital for the strategy of enhancing the European competitiveness and stimulating economic and employment growth.
The process of internal analysis, completed in 2016, was conducted with a view of applying for the Human Resource Excellence in Research logo but also as a part of the regular institutional self-assessment.
In December 2016, the European Commission awarded IPPT PAN with HR Excellence in Research logo and thus acknowledged the Institute and its activities, achievements and plans aiming at ensuring favourable conditions for the HR development, in particular the development of researchers.
The process and conclusions from the internal analysis as well as steps forward, specified in the Action Plan, are presented in the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).