LSBU achieves European HR Excellence in Research AwardLondon South Bank University has gained the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission in recognition of its commitment to valuing the work of researchers
The award demonstrates LSBU's commitment to the work and career development of research staff, which will in turn improve the quantity, quality and impact of research for the benefit of UK society and the economy.
LSBU joins 94 other higher education institutions in Europe with the award which commits the university to a programme of internal and external evaluation by researchers' membership organisation Vitae on behalf of the European Commission.
"This award aptly demonstrates LSBU's commitment to recognising the significant value of researchers at doctoral level and beyond to the university," says Chung Lam, research support officer at LSBU. "It also recognises the important contribution researchers make both nationally and globally."
Guy Gregory, UK panel member from the University of Bristol, commented: "Our congratulations to the latest institutions to be recognised by the European Commission for their work to support researcher careers.
"The HR Excellence in Research initiative requires institutions to set out their plans and monitor progress in implementing the principles of the Concordat to Support Career Development for Researchers. As we continue to invest in a strong research sector, it's vital that we continue to support researchers to fulfil their potential."