About the Institute

The Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU) is a research institute acting under the Minister of the Environment. The research and services offered by IETU focus on environmental challenges posed by industrialised and urbanised areas in the context of circular economy, resource efficiency, adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its effects.

With its expert knowledge and experience IETU supports local and state administration, as well as business entities. Offering a wide range of research and consulting services, we provide our customers with high quality products based on our expertise and 45 years’ experience. At the same time, IETU researchers and experts continue to develop new knowledge, methods and tools for faster and more accurate diagnosing the condition 

of the environment and forecasting environmental quality changes, taking into account their impact on other components of the ecosystem and human health. The state-of-the-art and the effectiveness of IETU’s R&D activity are based on stimulation of innovations and fostering their application, as well as on dissemination of research results and their use in environmental management and commercial technologies.


In one year it will be a different landscape

The construction work has been started on a Ruda Śląska post-zinc dumping place of Liebe-Hoffnung plant, where sleds route, playground, walking paths, viewpoints and barbeque stands will be created. The investment is being implemented in the framework of the LUMAT project, which is a common idea of the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice and City of Ruda Śląska. Recultivation of 4.2 ha of the site surface is a key task, thanks to which pollutants will be stabilized in a ...

Ongoing projects


IETU’s offer includes research and services in the field of environmental protection and transformation.
We conduct our activity in the following areas:


of the urbanised environment

waste and resource

Site contamination




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