HR Excellence in Research
IMDEA Water has received the official acknowledgement from the European Commission for excellence in Human Resource management for researchers.
IMDEA Water was the first Spanish institution to receive this official and important acknowledgement and to be entitled to use the logo "HR excellence in research", becoming part of a growing group of Institutions accredited with this distinction (406 institutions in March 2018).
"HR Strategy for Researchers" is a mechanism to support the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C) by research institutions. This would help increasing their attractiveness to researchers that would identify them as a stimulating and favourable working environment.
IMDEA water has adhered to the European charter for researchers and is committed to efforts to ensure the sustained enhancement of its human resources policies.
IMDEA Water commits to HR policy that will be reinforced during the coming years in order to implement the Charter and Code.
IMDEA Water Human Resources Strategy document (2018-2020) (394 KB)
On 3 March 2015, the European Commission hosted a conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charter and Code. The first two hundred Deans and Rectors from universities and research institutes (incluiding IMDEA Water) to have implemented the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers received the ‘HR Excellence in Research' Award for their efforts to create attractive working conditions for researchers in Europe.