Open, Transparent and Merit-Based Recruitment Policy (OTM-R)

In order to promote the development of research excellence at UNamur, it is essential to have a quality recruitment procedure for researchers and to support them throughout their careers. This concern is reflected in the values carried by the university: attractiveness, agility and welcome.



In 2017, the European Commission invited the European universities to follow the OTM-R strategy, which promotes an Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment. Answering this call, the UNamur then realized a gap analysis and drew an OTM-R specific action plan.

Currently, the OTM-R actions are gathered in the overall action plan.


The HRS4R is based on the 40 principles of the Charter and the Code, whereas the OTM-R program is only based on the recruitment code.

The aim of this OTM-R policy is therefore :

  • to improve the information needed to establish good recruitment conditions,
  • to encourage researchers to develop and use egalitarian recruitment procedures,
  • and to formalize UNamur's OTM-R policy through the actions presented in the HRS4R action plan. 

To make the OTM-R policy more concrete, a gap analysis was realized in 2018 and several action plans were then proposed. You'll find the different links to the analysis and actions plans hereunder :

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