USW retains HR Excellence in Research Award

HR Excellence in Research award


The support that the University of South Wales (USW) offers researchers has been recognised by the HR Excellence in Research Award.

USW retained the award following a six year review, which acknowledges our work to ensure compliance with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

It also recognises USW’s alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Louise Bright, Director of Research and Business Engagement, said: “Our research successes have been due to the hard work and talent of our academic staff and postgraduate research students and supporting these colleagues is vitally important to ensure continued growth in research. We are really pleased to have retained the award and for our work in this area to be recognised.”

The award is granted by the European Commission and is overseen by Vitae. USW originally achieved the award in 2014, and has retained it after its six year review. 

There are currently 100 Vitae UK member institutions with the Award.