HR Excellence in Research: Strategy and Action Plan

Ghent University sets out its priorities for a good human resources management for the period 2020-2023 in a university-wide HR Strategy and Action Plan.

HR Excellence in ResearchAs a caring and committed employer, in line with its strategic objectives, Ghent University promotes a talent-driven HR policy as a fertile ground for excellent research and education in a global world.

Constantly seeking to improve and guarantee the quality of researchers’ careers and career opportunities for researchers, Ghent University implemented the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers   in an integrated and fully embedded institutional HR Strategy and Action Plan.

The HR Strategy is designed to push for an excellent human resources management and to make research careers more attractive. As such, we will contribute to the development of a dynamic European research area and an open labour market for researchers.

Since 2014 Ghent University holds the HR Excellence in Research quality label for its HR Strategy and Action Plan. After a posititive evaluation, this was extended in 2020.

For whom?

The Ghent University HR Strategy and Action Plan is targeted at all academic staff (doctoral researchers, postdoctoral staff, other scientific staff, professorial staff).

Special attention is given to the career prospects for early career researchers with temporary and unstable employment prospects.

For professorial staff we focus on, e.g., aspects of career development and leadership support. 

HR Strategy and Action Plan for Researchers 2020-2023


  • Department of Personnel and Organization: Jasmien Van Daele
  • Research Department: Nele Bracke