The SZRU has its own system of professional training of the employees. In accordance with the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No 310-r as of 23.05.2007 the Institute of the SZRU was set up as the departmental higher educational establishment with the task to carry out training, retraining and improving the professional skills of the SZRU employees on the state’s order .
The educational process at the Institute is organized in accordance with requirements of the Laws of Ukraine “On Education” and “On Higher Education”, legal acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the instructions and orders of the Chairman of the SZRU.
The main directions of the educational activities of the institute are:
- training of specialists having a master degree for the specialties “Human intelligence” and “Signal intelligence”;
- retraining and improving professional skills of the managing, operational and operational-technical staff.
Candidates for the training can only be the employees undergoing military service in the SZRU or employees of other government agencies ofUkraineon the basis of the agreements. The admission to study to get a master degree is conducted on a competitive bases, according to the results of entrance examinations.
Management, scientific and teaching staff constantly works to adapt the training content to modern intelligence needs and requirements, new advanced techniques are introduced into the educational process. For the training process of the intelligence officers the best talent from various areas of expertise and professionals is attracted.
The SZRU also has the agreements with a number of key higher educational establishments of Ukraine to train specialists – the process funded from the state budget on the state order. A number of agreements on cooperation and joint documents which regulate the procedure of cooperation in addressing the issues of staffing have been signed with the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others.