Researcher at St. Pölten UAS
St. Pölten UAS is committed to excellence and pursues this goal by continuously improving quality in all aspects of its work. It is an open and internationally oriented partner for companies, industries and institutions and their need for applied research and development.
In its Strategy 2021, St. Pölten UAS has defined its development plan for the coming years. For the research sector, this means that the UAS will continue to cultivate and sustainably expand a portfolio of projects with different sizes and duration and cooperations with varied partners in order to assert itself in the increasingly tough competition for research funding.
In order to strengthen and further develop St. Pölten UAS‘s research foci established fields of research will be supported by further evolving established teams and by sharpening and professionalising of services and support. Emerging research fields will be supported, among other things, by allowing young scientists to develop their skills and competences and by building a network of partners in this field. The overall aim is to increase St. Pölten UAS‘s international visibility and impact of research.
The goal is that St. Pölten UAS, as a competent, open minded, internationally and research-oriented institution, will in the future be one of the best and most attractive universities in Austria and among the cutting edge research institutions in key areas; strongly rooted in the city of St. Pölten and the region; and through its expertise closely connected with business, industry and relevant institutions.
Promotion of scientists
Continuous training of our researchers is important to us. We offer a range of in-house training courses and seminars, as well as external training opportunities.
We believe in the value of young researchers working jointly with experienced colleagues to further develop their competences and knowledge within the framework of research projects and thus contribute to the sustainable development of research groups. This also includes soft skills as well as participation in dynamic and innovative formats such as outreach events, science slams or hackathons.
St. Pölten UAS has its own career model for research staff in order to guide researchers through their career.
HRS4R - Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences participates in the European Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). The strategy aims to improve working conditions for researchers in Europe. St. Pölten UAS has developed an action plan within the program. For this and for the first steps in its implementation it has been awarded the title "Human Resources Excellence in Research" by the European Commission and is allowed to use the "Human Resources Excellence in Research” logo.
Basis for the European initiative is the "European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers". The Charter is a collection of general principles and contains recommendations by the European Commission for improving the working conditions and career perspectives of researchers. In the course of the HRS4R project, the most important principles for the recruitment of researchers at St. Pölten UAS were written down in the OTMR policy and the planned measures published in an Action Plan.