In October 2016, the Senate of the University of Kragujevac adopted the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers as well as the Action Plan for Implementation. Both documents are in compliance with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for Recruitment.
By adopting these principles, the University of Kragujevac has committed itself to a continuous activity of further improvement of the position of its research staff, and thus became entitled to apply for the prestigious HR Excellence in Research award, given by the European Commission. This recognition also entitles the awarded institutions to use the Icon which is the internationally accepted mark of the quality standards in this field.
The efforts of the University of Kragujevac in this field have resulted in a success. After the thorough analysis and evaluation of the strategic documents submitted, the European Commission has granted the University of Kragujevac the HR Excellence in Research award, which is a significant step for the University in terms of better positioning and ranking in the international context, improving the quality of work in the research sector and linking with the leading research organizations in Europe.
The University of Kragujevac and the University of Nis are the only higher education institutions in Serbia that are holders of this prestigious mark.