University of Central Europe in Skalica (UCE) was founded on 16 November 2005. Its ambition was and continues to be to develop the values of education and culture that the Franciscans already brought to Skalica in the 15th century. The school decided to focus on developing awareness and intelligence in two areas: International Relations and Environmental Management/Environment.

Based on the rights awarded, UCE is entitled to implement education in the following accredited study programmes: International Relations, Environmental Management and Environment.

In 2012, a consulting site was established in Košice, bringing academic expertise to Eastern Slovakia.