Social Studies Institute

The Social Studies Institute is one of the main educational and scientific departments of the National Defence University of Ukraine.

The institute is the legal successor of the Kyiv Military Humanitarian Institute, established in accordance with Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 490 from19 August 1992.

Colonel Vasyl Os’odlo
Head of the Humanitarian Institute, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Education of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize in the Sphere of Science and Technology, Colonel
Vasyl Os’odlo

The Social Studies Institute, according to its purpose, trains military specialists of the operational level for the structures of moral and psychological support of the Armed Forces, the Military Police in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Legal Service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and lecturers of the higher military educational institutions and other military formations of Ukraine with the "Master" degree of higher education.

In addition, the academic staff of the Social Studies Institute participates in the training of strategic and operational levels specialists throughout all specialties of training at the university, as well as trainees of professional military education and advanced training courses, research and academic staff - doctors of philosophy (PHD) and doctors habilitated (Dr. habil).

Colonel Serhii Talaur
Deputy Chief of the Humanitarian Institute, PhD in Military Sciences, Senior Researcher, Colonel
Serhii Talaur

The organization and support of educational activities at the institute are carried out by the comprehensive conducting of educational, methodological, scientific and technical, organizational and other work by research and academic staff to fulfil orders in accordance with the higher education standards for the military training.

The main tasks of the Social Studies Institute are:

Training of trainees according to their specialties, organization and scientific and methodical support of all kinds of educational activities, self-study work and practical training. This task includes diagnostics of educational and personnel development achievements of trainees as well as providing their certification and quality management in higher education;

scientific and methodological support for organization, conducting and quality management of the educational process; improvement of methodological skills of the leading staff, pedagogical and scientific staff of the institute; improvement of the methods, forms and technologies of conducting all types of training sessions;

provide researches on current issues of moral and psychological support, psychology and pedagogy, law enforcement, organization of legal support for troops (forces) in the interests of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and training of military specialists;

adherence to labor and military discipline in the structural units of the Institute, the fight against corruption, the promotion of integrity, the prevention of crimes and gross violations of military discipline;

development of moral and psychological leadership qualities of trainees that are necessary for military service, readiness to perform tasks under any conditions;

improvement of material and technical capability and equipment.

Structurally, the Social Studies institute consists of three departments, an educational part, two residential courses and three correspondence courses.

The Department of Psychological support of Troops Activity carries out training of specialists in the specialty 254 "Support of troops (forces)", specialization "Organization of moral and psychological support of troops (forces)" and "Informational and propaganda support of troops (forces) and ideological activity within the troops".

The Department of Social Studies carries out the training of specialists in the specialty 254 "Support of troops (forces)", specialization "Organization of psychological support of the forces" and specialty 011 "Educational, pedagogical sciences", specialization "Pedagogy of the high military school".

The Department of Law Support provides training for specialists in the specialty 254 "Support of troops (forces)", specializations: "Organization of legal support of troops (forces)" and "Law enforcement activities in the armed forces ".