Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

TU Wien applies for the HR Excellence in Research Award

This award is presented by the European Commission within the framework of the EURAXESS initiative ( to research organisations that have a clear strategy for implementing the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers".

In 2005, the European Commission adopted the "European Charter for Researchers", a set of general principles and requirements defining the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers as well as employers and/or funding organisations. The TU Vienna has committed itself to this charter and already in 2010 former rector Peter Skalicky signed the commitment of the TU Wien to "European Charter of Researchers" and "The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers".

In order to initiate the explicit examination of the principles of these documents and their implementation in a personnel strategy for researchers, TU Wien applied for the European Commission's HRS4R project on 3 October 2019 with the Letter of endorsement - signed by Rector Sabine Seidler, Vice-Rector for Research Johannes Fröhlich and Vice-Rector for HR and Gender Anna Steiger.

In a TUW internal project located at HR department, the development and implementation of the R&D personnel strategy will now take place step by step. In order to ensure continuous implementation of the catalogue of measures, the results will be continuously evaluated by the EU assessors (see timetable).

Project management

Mag. Heidemarie Pichler

+43 1 58801/410860

Task group


  •     Verena Dolovai
  •     Helga Gartner
  •     Ioanna Giouroudi-Jovanovic
  •     Siegfried Huemer
  •     Ann-Christin Kehrberg
  •     Ute Koch
  •     Heidi Pichler

Extended working group

AG with these scientists (from R1 to R4):

  •     Claudius Schmidt
  •     Ioanna Giordoudi-Jovanovic
  •     Miriam Unterlass
  •     Silvan Schmid

Steering committee

  •     Vice Rector for HR and Gender: Steiger, Anna Andrea
  •     Vice Rector for Research: Fröhlich, Johannes

Documents for download

Commitment der TU Wien , opens a file in a new window

Letter of endorsement der TU Wien, opens a file in a new window

Action Plan, opens a file in a new window

Schedule of the TU Vienna in the HRS4R project

Timetable of TU Wien in the HRS4R Project in yearly steps

Timetable of TU Wien in the HRS4R Project in yearly steps



Heidemarie Pichler



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068 - HR Development
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Phone +43 1 58801 410860