HR Excellence in Research


In November 2013, the European Commission awarded Politecnico di Torino with the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' on the basis of an Action Plan aimed at giving concrete implementation to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of ResearchersThe Award acknowledges the quality of the University's research environment and the initiatives put in place to support the work and careers of male and female researchers.

Find out about initiatives to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Award in the dedicated section of the website.

In April 2021, Politecnico di Torino received a site visit from three European Commission’s experts who reconfirmed the HR Excellence in Research Award by expressing a very positive assessmentThe whole approach of PoliTO towards HRS4R is admirable. Any issues which have been praised during this assessment are actually models of good practice”.

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers - HRS4R is embedded in the POLITO4IMPACT Strategic Plan (2018-2024) and the representatives of the various components of the University community are involved in its design and implementation.  

In compliance with the HRS4R requirements, Politecnico di Torino carried out the self-assessment of its recruitment procedures against the Open Transparent Merit-based Recruitment-OTM-R checklist and published information of the OTM-R policy and recruitment and selection procedures in the Work with us section of the website.

The path implemented since 2013 by the Politecnico di Torino under the European Commission's HRS4R initiative, aimed at research institutions and research funding bodies to give concrete implementation to the principles of the Charter and Code.