University retains prestigious research award

The University of Aberdeen has again successfully retained a nationally recognised award for excellence in supporting the development of early career researchers. The HR Excellence in Research Award is granted following a peer review process co-ordinated by Vitae, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers.

The award demonstrates the University's commitment to improving the research environment, working conditions and career development opportunities for early career researchers. In achieving the award the University had to demonstrate robust implementation plans across these areas, reflecting an ongoing commitment to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Aberdeen first gained the award in 2010, and is one of six institutions to retain it following the ten-year review process.

Professor Marion Campbell, Vice Principal for Research said: “I am delighted that the University of Aberdeen has once again been granted the HR Excellence in Research Award. It is a fantastic achievement which recognises the essential role our research staff play in our success, and the University’s continued commitment to ensuring our research culture is inclusive, creative, collaborative and supportive.”