The Institute of Ecology and Bioethics was established at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in 2002 as part of the Faculty of Christian Philosophy. Earlier, since the academic year 1984/85, there was a section of philosophy devoted to the study of Human Ecology and Bioethics. The section prepared the background for advanced environmental and bioethical research. The first coordinator of the section was Professor Bernard Hałaczek, and then Professor Józef M. Dołęga (since 1999).