The University of Portsmouth has been successful in retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award and is now one of 101 Vitae UK member institutions in the UK who hold this award. In this current round of assessments, the University of Portsmouth is one of four universities that have retained their award following the 6 year review. We offer our congratulations to all the other universities who have retained their award during this round.

The Award demonstrates the University of Portsmouth’s commitment to aligning process and practice to the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and, therefore, improving the working conditions and career development for research staff. In turn, this will improve the quantity, quality, and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy. The 6 year review required the University of Portsmouth to highlight the key achievements and progress we have made since we first secured this Award in 2013 and the reviews in 2015 and 2017. The submission also outlined the focus of our strategy, success measures, and next steps for the next two years, with much of this pertinent and aligned to our plans. You can read more about our achievements and plans by reading our 6 year report and action plans here: