In collaboration with its researchers, ULB has developed a human resources strategy for researchers (EURAXESS HRS4R), along with an action plan to improve recruitment, working conditions, career development, and services offered to researchers.

Our strategy for human resource management in research

The EURAXESS HRS4R strategy includes initiatives for recruitment and selection in research. These initiatives are in line with the University’s policy for open, transparent, and merit-based recruitment.

Our EURAXESS HRS4R strategy 2013-2018 

ULB’s EURAXESS HRS4R strategy for 2013-2018 included 49 initiatives in the five following categories:

  • University missions and governance
  • Recruitment and selection or researchers
  • Status and career evolution of research staff
  • Working conditions
  • Internationalisation @ home

Learn more about the action plan 2013-2018

Our EURAXESS HRS4R strategy 2018-2021 

ULB’s EURAXESS HRS4R strategy for 2018-2021 includes 42 initiatives in the four following categories:

  • Recruitment and welcoming of researchers
  • Development of online research management tools
  • Training and professional development of researchers
  • Open Science and research results and data management

Other priorities were also identified, such as improved communication within ULB regarding EURAXESS, the development of a diversity plan, proposals to improve the duration and completion of PhD programmes, increased availability of information in English for researchers, etc.

Learn more about the action plan 2018-2021

An award-winning strategy

The European Commission has recognised the quality of our work by granting ULB the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo in July 2013. This logo has been renewed in April 2019.

Regular audits

The European Commission requires that institutions that have been granted this logo have to be audited every three years, in order to assess the progress they have made on their action plan. Every two audit is followed by a visit of three international experts appointed by the European Commission.The last visit of international experts at ULB took place on 19 March 2019. The positive assessment of the experts led to the renewal of the "HR Excellence in research" logo in April 2019;


Updated on May 13, 2022