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.


Sharing knowledge on the transition of coal regions – study visits of stakeholders from Ukraine to Polish mining regions

The exchange of experiences between the mining regions of Poland and Ukraine was inaugurated by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW ) and the World Bank in consultation with the European Commission in October 2020. As part of this cooperation, IETU and the Central Mining Institute - National Research Institute (GIG-PIB) will host study visits of stakeholders from the mining regions of Ukraine. The project is co-financed by the World Bank and ...

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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