Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


The Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN) – one of the largest engineering sciences institute of the Academy – has the ambition to increase its international recognition as an excellent institution creating favourable conditions for research and researchers.

The Institute regularly undertakes systemic measures to stimulate excellence in its performance, such as creation of favourable working environment, annual assessment of the quality of research and implementation of Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

In 2016 IPPT PAN conducted 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 process and conclusions from the analysis as well as steps forward, specified in the Action Plan, were presented in HRS4R.

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The activities, achievements and plans of the Institute were acknowledged by the European Commission who in December 2016 granted HR Excellence in Research award to IPPT PAN.
Thus IPPT PAN entered the path of the strategy implementation which is subject to periodic assessment by the European Commission.

In 2018 the process of Internal Review of 2-years implementation of HRS4R was launched. Its findings constituted the basis for the development of the Revised HRS4R and Action Plan.

The HRS4R implementation was well assessed and resulted in granting the highest possible grade ‘HRS4R embedded’ to the Institute by the European Commission.

Year 2022 is the year of another assessment. This time it is under Award Renewal procedure. Relevant documents have been transmitted to the European Commission for evaluation.

Since 2016 the HRS4R implementation has been bringing visible benefits and quality change to IPPT PAN.

  1. Key cross-cutting outcomes and benefits
  2. Detailed outcomes and examples of implemented actions


HRS4R - documents:

  • Initial Phase
  1. Declaration of commitment to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers, 2016
  2. HRS4R - Gap Analysis and Action Plan, 2016
  3. HRS4R - ANNEX, 2016
  • Implementation Phase – Interim Assessment
  1. Revised HRS4R and Action Plan, 2019
  2. Internal Review, 2019
  3. OTM-R Checklist, 2019
  • Implementation Phase – Award Renewal
  1. Updated HRS4R and Action Plan, 2022
  2. Internal Review, 2022
  3. Updated HRS4R and Action Plan, 2022 (revised: 2023)
  4. Internal Review, 2022 (revised: 2023)


Additional policy documents:

Development strategy of IPPT PAN - Outline, Full document

Gender Equality Plan

OTM-R policy

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