By Press Office 06 December 2016

Today, QMU’s work in supporting the career development of its researchers was acknowledged when it retained the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.

The HR Excellence in Research Award is an important mechanism for implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

Kim Gilchrist, QMU’s Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Development, said: “QMU is one of first eight UK institutions to gain this accolade having retained its award following its six year review. The announcement today demonstrates QMU’s long-term commitment to the career development of it research staff.  The retention of this award is a fantastic endorsement of our commitment to increasing the international profile of QMU in attracting academics and promoting researcher mobility in Europe and beyond.”

QMU joins the institutions of Cardiff University, Heriot-Watt University, Newcastle University, University of Edinburgh, Reading University, Salford University and the University of York in receiving the renewal of the award. There are currently 98 UK institutions with the Award, more than double any other country in Europe.

ENDS

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