The significance and influence of higher education institutions on our cities development were noticed, thus the authorities provided conditions for creation of prestigious university branches mainly form Poznań, but also Bydgoszcz, Szczecin or Słupsk. At the end of 1990s local government authorities and members of parliament together with a group of community workers decided to work towards creating a locally based higher education institution in Piła. Due to their determination and support of scientists form universities in Poznań, Bydgoszcz, Szczecin, Koszalin and Słupsk; the efforts brought effects in the form of a legal act (Dz.U. 2000 nr 61 poz. 706) issued by the Republic of Poland government on July 18th 2000 erecting the State School of Higher Vocational Education in Piła.
From the very beginning we were aware of our responsibility in achieving and maintaining high education standards, creating proper relations with authorities, city and region community, undertaking activities that would be beneficial for the Institution, and finally for the important mission of aiding the further development of the local community and city creation. Those issues have been taken into consideration in the conceptualisation process of our Institutions mission and future growth. We have always emphasised the importance of applicable preparation of our graduates as well as their active participation in the process of developmental region changes. We would also like our students to cope with the challenges of XXI century, to be competent and equal competitors with graduates of other Polish and foreign higher education institutions.