Skill level of regional labor force is among the highest in Western Ukraine. Almost 50 thousand of students study in more than 20 educational establishments of I-IV level of accreditation. In the list of regional educational institutions  you will find National University of Water and Environment Management, Rivne State Humanitarian University, National University "Ostroh Academy" which are well-known in Ukraine and abroad. Scientists area schools have established links with the relevant universities of Poland, Germany, the USA, France, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Algeria, Canada, Russia and Belarus. Such communication contributes to the further integration of the region into the world of science. Higher educational institutions other than educational function as research centers. The region has about 100 doctors, over 1,000 PhDs. In addition, the region has 13 institutions engaged in scientific and technological research and development.