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HR excellence in Research

The university invests in the ongoing personal and professional development of all staff members. Those wishing to pursue personal development or a full academic career can follow a tenure track, management potential program, or talent development path. Affirmative action policies aim to establish equal representation of females and males on the professorial staff. To provide a standard for open, transparent and merit-based recruitment and selection procedure, Tilburg University has endorsed the NVP recruitment code. We consider mobility as a means to enhance the professional development of researchers.

The "Human Resources Strategy for Researchers Incorporating the Charter & Code" (HRS4R) is a procedure designed to assist research institutes in the implementation of the Charter and Code of Conduct. The European Charter for Researchers inspires us to create more and better conditions and facilities which help researchers (including junior researchers) to perform well, and we fully support the principles set down in these documents. The implementation procedure consists of a gap analysis and the drawing up of an action plan to improve HR policies and practices in line with the 40 principles from the Charter and Code.

Research institutes and universities who follow this procedure and act in line with the principles of the Charter and Code can be acknowledged and allowed to use the HR Excellence in Research logo. Tilburg University has completed this procedure and was awarded the HR logo on July 24, 2013. The award has been renewed in December 2015 after an evaluation and the drawing up of an action plan 2015- 2017.