Human Resources Management
Fulda University of Applied Sciences prides itself on its high teaching standards and intensive research activities, and it has a strong international outlook. We offer approximately 700 employees and 160 professors excellent working conditions on an attractive and interconnected campus. In this modern, well-equipped environment, work and research or study can be optimally balanced with family commitments or other personal circumstances.
The Human Resources Management department supports and assists employees from initial recruitment through to further development and termination of employment.
Fulda University of Applied Sciences is the first institution in Hesse to receive the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research Award
Researchers at Fulda University of Applied Sciences are offered a "stimulating and positive working environment". This was the conclusion drawn by the European Commission. In February 2021, it recognised Fulda University of Applied Sciences with the HR Excellence in Research Award.
In the course of the application, a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) was developed to offer researchers an attractive working environment and good career paths at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. It aims to use this to further consolidate research as an important strategic field of action. Fulda University is committed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Researchers at all career levels should be offered the best possible conditions to enable them to pursue high-level research.
A working group made up of representatives from science and research, administration, the Presidential Board Office and committees have conducted an internal analysis of the following four thematic core areas:
1. Ethical and professional principles
2. Recruitment and selection
3. Working conditions and social security
4. Training and professional development
The aim of these development fields is to improve working conditions for researchers and continue to raise the profile of research as a profession. To enforce the principles of the Charter even more rigorously in its everyday activities, Fulda University developed its own Human Resources Strategy for Researchers. All the measures are formalised in a plan of action to guarantee the ongoing development and improvement of the research environment. As part of these measures, open, transparent and merit-based recruitment guidelines for researchers were drawn up at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.
Timeframe for the implementation of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
Start of procedure – Letter of Endorsement
Submission of internal analysis, plan of action and OTM-R policy
Award "Human Resources Excellence in Research"
Implementation of the action plan and submission of an internal
progress report, revision of new action plan
Evaluation and renewal of the application for recognition every
The European Commission has recognised Fulda University of Applied Sciences with the HR Excellence in Research Award. The HRS4R Strategy can now be implemented at Fulda University of Applied Sciences.