The European Charter & Code for researchers

KTH has decided to adopt the principles of EU Charter & Code for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (EU C&C).

A project manager has been employed at the University Administration, located at RSO (Research Support Office) to prepare the process of implementation and to fulfill the application procedures to the European Commission. The application procedures are estimated to last until autumn 2020 and will be followed by the mandatory implementation process.

What is EU C&C?

EU C&C consists of a set of general principles and requirements which specifies the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers. EU C&C constitutes a common frame of quality with purpose to strengthen the research in Europe.

Today, the number of European universities connected to EU C&C amounts to 493, and over 1100 universities all over Europe are preparing to connect.

To KTH, adopting the principles of EU C&C, means working in accordance with established goals expressed in KTH Strategic Documents, ie increased internationalization and improved conditions for researchers.

The principles of EU C&C comply in many aspects with Swedish law and regulations, and emanate from international guidelines such as the principles of ESG (European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the Higher Education Area) and The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. These are also the same foundations upon which UKÄ (Swedish Higher Education Authority) develops their extended quality assurance system.

EU C&C is an overall setting of quality standards that respect the individual need of autonomy of each university when forming policies and strategic goals. It is also a part of The Framework Program for Research and Innovation.

Implementation process

The implementation process will follow a mandatory process with subsequent modules in order to help each university to facilitate the implementation.

It begins with an application to the Commission that embraces a gap analysis, an action plan and a description of the process. Project Manager Charlotta Fransén at RSO will lead the process in coordination with working groups, until summarized and submitted application.

After accepted application, the implementation process will proceed in a continuous quality work, integrated in KTHs own quality work at KTHs own chosen pace and strategic objectives.

Contact person and Project Manager:

Charlotta Fransén, Research Support Office, Lindstedtsvägen 5, Phone: +46-8-790 66 67, Mobile: +46-73-765 05 06,, Skype for Business:

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