Excellence in the research can only be achieved in an environment in which researchers are able to develop their careers. On October 4th, 2016 the Rector of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" signed a Declaration of Endorsement of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. In this way the university commits itself to an important process for providing an environment for excellence in research. Through the implementation of the European Commission's Recommendation, Sofia University would like to be more attractive to the researchers – both for those already working in the University, and for those who might consider continuing their career by joining the University.
With the implementation and publication of the human resources strategy for researchers, taking into account the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, the University undertakes another step forward in this process.
The Strategy summarizes the main results of the analysis of compliance of the internal documents and environment with the Charter and the Code and presents an action plan which the University intends to carry out in order to implement the principles.
Fulfilling the requirements, one year after signing the declaration, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" will receive the ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo, which solidifies the image of the University as a prestigious institution, providing the conditions for development of leading researchers. To own the logo, the University commits to conduct periodically internal and external assessment of the environment which it provides to the researchers.
EURAXESS Centre for career development and mobility of researchers at Sofia University provides assistance and support the progress of the overall process as well as the career development of the researchers at Sofia University.