Human resource strategy for researchers

Aalto University is taking part in a project which supports the implementation of our HR strategy. Project is called HRS4R, Human Resources Strategy for Researchers.

HR Excellence in ResearchMore information on HRS4R-project ( The HRS4R-project is part of EURAXESS Rights initiative by European Commission. The European Commission has awarded “HR Excellence in Research" -logo to Aalto University as the first university in Finland.  The logo "HR Excellence in Research" identifies Aalto University as provider and supporter of a stimulating and favourable working environment.

EURAXESS Rights aims at better employment and working conditions for researchers throughout Europe, thereby helping to enhance the attractiveness of European research careers. One of the cornerstones of EURAXESS Rights is the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, guided by the Human Resource Strategy for Researchers. More information on EURAXESS Rights (

Aalto University has declared to commit (pdf, to the Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

The implementation of the HRS4R at Aalto University is based on

  1. The Principles of the European Commission’s Recommendation The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (C&C), 
  2. The discussions with faculty and staff and
  3. The Strategy of Aalto University

Selected actions are described in more detail:

Revised Action Plan to implement the HR Strategy for Researchers at Aalto University.pdf (2015)


Aalto University as a researcher work place

The Mission of Aalto University is that Aalto University works towards a better world through top-quality research, interdisciplinary collaboration, pioneering education, surpassing traditional boundaries, and enabling renewal. The national mission of the University is to support Finland's success and contribute to Finnish society, its internationalisation and competitiveness, and to promote the welfare of its people. Aalto University Strategy document describes Aalto University’s central goals in key areas of development, please see the strategy.

Aalto people strategy is part of the Aalto University strategy

Aalto University is a forerunner in creating an ambitious and interactive university culture, empowering faculty staff and students to reach their full potential both academically and professionally. Aalto University offers its employees an inspiring working environment, challenging tasks, good working conditions and encouraging career systems. The University has well-functioning HR processes which support academic leadership, research and education. As an employer, the University focuses particularly on the wellbeing of its employees and on developing their competences.

Aalto HR Services implements actions connected to HRS4R-project.

Contact information for Aalto HR Services

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