Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs is the flagship of higher education and science, a powerful center for training personnel for the National Police of Ukraine according to all world standards. More than 10,000 people serve, work and study at Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. Rector of the police higher educational institution is the Corresponding member of the National academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, Police General of the third rank Valerii Sokurenko.
Due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation and active operations, the University was forced to relocate from Kharkiv to other regions of Ukraine to continue the educational process in safe conditions. There are six faculties: investigation, criminal police, preventive activity, cyber police, correspondence training of National Police personnel, faculty for students’ training, institute of postgraduate education, Sumy branch and Kremenchuk Flight College.
Despite the difficult times, the University has maintained the academic and pedagogical staff that continues training new personnel for the National Police of Ukraine. The educational process is provided by: 98 Doctors of Sciences, 309 Candidates of Sciences, 71 Professors, 201 Associate Professors, 6 Senior Researchers. 11 employees of the University have the title of "Honored". There are 4 specialized scientific councils for awarding the scientific degree of Doctor of Sciences. In 2021, 87 dissertation researches were defended in specialized academic councils: 26 dissertations were for obtaining the scientific degree of Doctor of Sciences and 61 dissertations were for obtaining the scientific degree of Candidate of Sciences.
Moreover, there were created 46 specialized academic councils for conducting a one-time public defense of a dissertation for awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 300 applicants for higher education study full-time and part-time at the department of the organization of educational and scientific training, publish their scientific achievements and participate in the international conferences.
The University is the founder and publisher of five open-access scientific journals, which are included in the national and international scientometric databases. University scholars have published 549 scientific studies, which are indexed in the Scopus and Web of Science scientometric databases. The University library is a powerful center of the information support for applicants for higher education and academic staff. There are almost 500,000 copies of books, the electronic library contains 55,000 full-text electronic sources. The library of KhNUIA is included in the reference book of the world university libraries. The priority direction of activity was and is the practical focus of training, military and patriotic, national and patriotic education.
In the conditions of Russian aggression, the activity of the educational and training center for search and analytical work in the cyber sphere acquired a new meaning; educational and training centers: for combating crimes in the field of human trafficking committed with the usage of high information technologies; against cyberattacks; on information security.
There are centers of correctional and psychodiagnostic activities, where people, who are in panic and stress, can receive help; Center of gender culture focuses not only on the general aspects of gender issues, but also on the issues of countering gender-based violence, in particular, preventing and countering war crimes and domestic violence, as well as countering human trafficking.
Cadets and students under the guidance of experienced specialists provide free legal assistance to the society at the Legal Clinic.
The University participates in international programs and projects aimed at improving the law enforcement system of Ukraine. KhNUIA, the only higher education institution of the security and defense sector, implements two projects of the Horizon 2020 program - "iNteracting netwOrk of inTelligence and securIty practitiOners with iNdustry and acadEmia actorS" (NOTIONES) and " "Europe’s Regional Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age" (EQUALS-EU).
The Horizon 2020 program is an EU initiative, the largest program that supports the development of science and the implementation of innovations on a competitive basis.
KhNUIA is the first university among higher education institutions of the security and defense sector, which started the implementation of the project "EU policy traffic light: gender, rights, migration and digitalization" under the direction of Jean Monnet Erasmus+ program.
The project is aimed to demonstrate how the privacy and general human rights at various stages of the migration cycle, especially women's rights, are ensured by the implementation of digital technologies.
The goal of Erasmus+ Programme Jean Monnet is to activate the European integration discourse, promote the excellence of European integration studies, involve higher education institutions in researching EU integration processes and spreading the ideas of a United Europe.
KhNUIA provides a comprehensive criminological, sociological and psychological monitoring of the level of crime, the reasons and conditions of committing crimes, other features of crimes, level of trust to law enforcement agencies and public opinion on the police work.
This monitoring is implemented within the framework of the research projects "Security and Trust" (since 2013), "Youth and Drugs" (since 1997), "Ukrainian Longitudinal Study" (since 2019).
All researches are carried out within the framework of regional programs, international memorandums and agreements on cooperation with national scientific institutions, by the support of MDNP and RM(S)A of the regions, as well as in cooperation with international organizations (EUAM, UNODC, American and European scientific and educational institutions and professional associations, etc.).
Research results are published in the best world publishing houses and peer-reviewed journals of the 1st-2nd quartile, presented at the world-class scientific events, such as the annual conferences of the European Society of Criminology, the American Society of Criminology, etc.
Despite the wartime, the Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to continue the implementation of the "Community Police Officer" project at KhNUIA with the support of IСITAP (the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program of the United States Department of Justice). Two graduations of community police officers have already taken place since the beginning of the armed aggression.
A lot of attention in the University is paid to the development of physical culture and sports, a healthy lifestyle.
The future law enforcement officer must be physically prepared to perform official tasks, be able to protect and provide assistance to those who cannot do it themselves. Numerous sports sections (sambo and judo, boxing, kettlebell sports, athletics, game sports - football, volleyball, basketball), sports competitions, which are regularly held at the university, help young people to form strength, character and other capabilities. The most talented and well-prepared cadets and students defend the honor of the university and our country, win the competitions at the national, European and world levels.
Cadets and students are provided with comfortable conditions not only during the educational process, but also in everyday life: there are modern dormitories, canteens, medical facilities. It is necessary to note that the education buildings and dormitories are equipped with the modern shelters in case of an air alert or shelling: there are the necessary tools and means of communication, medicines, food and fresh water for several days.
In extremely difficult conditions of Russian aggression, thousands of University graduates defend our country with weapons in their hands. Police officers are on duty in the de-occupied territories to protect public safety and order, identifying diversionists, agents of the Russian aggressor, collaborators, demine the territories, help to provide the humanitarian aid for the population, etc.
There are the heroes, who will forever remain in our hearts, among the graduates of KhNUIA. The Deputy Commander of a special unit of the National Guard of Ukraine "Azov" on combat and special training, Senior Lieutenant Vitalii Hrytsaienko, call-sign as "Hohol", died during the protection of Mariupol. Vitalii Hrytsaienko, a graduate of Faculty № 1, joined the Unit as a volunteer to protect our country from Russian aggression. For his heroism and personal courage, he was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine with the Order of the Golden Star (posthumously).
The war set new goals and tasks, the solution of which became a point of honor for the university staff. Applicants for higher education and academic staff of University do everything in their power to claim victory over the enemy: help to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, medical and child institutions, veterans and low-income individuals.
"Knowledge. Law. Honor" is the motto of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. These words are the life credo of all employees, cadets, students and university graduates. University past, present and future are based on these words.
Faculty No. 1 (Investigation) provides a full-time training of investigators for the pre-trial investigation bodies of the National Police of Ukraine to obtain a Bachelor degree in the specialty 081 "Law" and specialists in the field of law enforcement in specialty 262 "Law enforcement activity" for the divisions of the National Police of Ukraine, such as criminal police; preventive activity; combating human trafficking. The Faculty provides a full-time training of investigators, specialists for the pre-trial investigation bodies of the National Police of Ukraine to get a Master degree in the specialty 081 "Law". Graduates of the Faculty work in pre-trial investigation bodies as investigators.
Faculty No. 2 (Criminal Police) provides a full-time Bachelor degree training in the following specialties: 081 "Law" - investigators for pre-trial investigation units of the National Police of Ukraine; 262 "Law enforcement activity" - operatives for criminal police units of the National Police of Ukraine; 071 "Accounting and taxation" - specialists for the financial accounting and auditing units of the National Police of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Graduates of the Faculty work in criminal investigation units, units of combatting against illegal drug trafficking, strategic investigations and other operative units of the National Police of Ukraine.
Faculty No. 3 (Preventive Activity) provides a full-time Bachelor degree training in the following specialties: 262 "Law enforcement activity", which prepares future district police officers for preventive activity units of the National Police of Ukraine; 053 "Psychology" - psychologists and specialists for juvenile prevention units of the National Police of Ukraine. The Faculty also provides full-time Master degree trainings in such specialties, as 262 "Law enforcement activity" and 053 "Psychology" for preventive activity units of the National Police of Ukraine.
Graduates of the Faculty work in units of preventive activity as community police officers, inspectors of the juvenile prevention sector, human resources departments, communication departments and other units, implementing the state policy in the areas of public safety and order, road safety, preventive and protective activities, prevention and combating domestic violence.
Faculty No. 4 (Cyber Police) provides a full-time Bachelor degree training in the following specialties: 081 "Law", which trains investigators for units of the MDNP in regions specializing in the cybercrimes’ investigation; 262 "Law enforcement activity" - specialists for migration police units of the National Police of Ukraine; 125 "Cyber Security" - specialists for cyber police units of the National Police of Ukraine. This is the unique Faculty in the system of higher educational institutions with the specific learning conditions of Ukraine that trains specialists for the cyber police units of the National Police of Ukraine. Graduates of the Faculty work as investigators, inspectors, and special agents of cyber police units, operatives in the migration police, as well as in operative and technical, criminal analysis, and information and analytical units.
Faculty No. 5 (correspondence training for employees of the National Police of Ukraine and military personnel of the National Guard of Ukraine) provides a correspondence training under the state order of the National Police of Ukraine staff and the National Guard of Ukraine military personnel to obtain a Bachelor degree in specialty 262 "Law enforcement activity" and a Master degree in specialties 262 "Law enforcement", 053 "Psychology", 125 "Cyber Security".
Faculty No. 6 (at the expense of individuals and legal entities), provides training for students, including foreigners. The Faculty provides Bachelor and Master degree training in specialties 081 "Law", 262 "Law enforcement activity", 053 "Psychology", 072 "Finance, banking and insurance", 125 "Cyber Security".
There is a Department of military training that provides military training of Ukrainian citizens, who have or are obtaining a Bachelor degree of higher education at least (for students of all forms of education) due to the program of training reserve officers with achieving the military rank of "Junior Lieutenant of the Reserve" in the military accounting specialty "Moral and psychological support for the actions of forces".
SUMY BRANCH OF KhNUIA. The professional academic staff trains cadets to obtain a Bachelor degree in a full-time and part-time forms of training of district police officers for preventive activity units of the National Police of Ukraine in a specialty 262 "Law enforcement activity". Moreover, students study at the expense of individuals and legal entities to obtain Bachelor and Master degrees in specialties 081 "Law" and 262 "Law enforcement activity" at Sumy branch. Sumy Center for Primary Professional Training "Police Academy" works at Sumy branch of KhNUIA and provides primary professional training for police officers, who have joined the police force for the first time.
Kremenchuk Flight College of KhNUIA trains bachelors and professional junior bachelors in full-time and part-time training forms in aviation, technical and economic specialties. The College is one of the leading aviation state institutions of higher educational institutions in Ukraine in the field of training helicopter personnel. Graduates of the College receive a state diploma of graduation from Kremenchuk Flight College of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs and serve in the aviation units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine according to their specialty. Cadets of KFC KhNUIA, who are studying at the aviation and technical specialties, have the opportunity to undergo military training and receive the junior lieutenant rank.
№ 1 (Investigation): tel. +38 068 880 98 71
№ 2 (Criminal Police): tel. (066) 102 64 24,
№ 3 (Preventive Activity): tel. (098) 278 21 39,
№ 4 (Cyber Police): tel. (097) 496-50-30,
№ 5 (correspondence training for the National Police of Ukraine staff and the National Guard of Ukraine military personnel): tel. (057) 739 81 37; (097) 901 94 17,
№ 6 (at the expense of individuals and legal entities): tel. (057) 739 88 00
The preparatory department: tel. (057) 739 81 41; (066) 123 81 96
Department of military training: tel. (057) 739 84 44; (050) 945 99 50; (097) 272 91 77
Department of postgraduate studies: tel. (057) 739 81 92; (057) 739 81 83; (057) 739 83 59; (063) 388 11 01
Sumy Branch of KhNUIA: tel. (0542) 33 03 18, http://sumy.univd.edu.ua
Kremenchuk Flight College: (05366) 311 18, (05366) 310 30, http://klk.univd.edu.ua
University Admission: tel. (097) 680 13 53, (067) 391 11 85 – on general issues The preparatory department: tel. (066) 687 95 79