Prof. Edward F. Szczepanik State School of Higher Professional Education in Suwalki was founded in 2005 by the ordinance of the Council of Ministers of 21 June, 2005. Prof. Edward F. Szczepanik State School of Higher Professional Education in Suwalki is the first state educational institution   in the region. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

As the centre of academic, cultural, social and sporting life it strengthens its role for the local community . The School initiates and organizes a number of activities , such as national and international scientific conferences, seminars and lectures open to the public to popularize various fields of science by focusing on issues that contribute to social, cultural and economic growth of the region.

The School is also an important educational, research and development centre organizing training courses, workshops and initiating meetings with the representatives of the world of science and culture. Art exhibitions, concerts or sporting events are initiatives of the School's  active participation in the social life of the region and the city.