PURPAN, founded in 1919 by Jesuit fathers and farmers, educates non-specialised engineers through a 5-year post-baccalauréat course. PURPAN is today one of the main agriculture/food-processing schools in France.
We believe in structuration through education, in talent through work, in wonderment through discovery, in fulfillment through encounters and in intelligence through reflection on life experiences.
The Agriculture, Food Processing and Forestry Ministry has joint responsibility for issuing ingénieur degrees from PURPAN. Our degrees are officially recognized by the National Committee of Engineering Degrees (CTI).
At PURPAN, the Research/Development/Consultancy activities are often launched as a result of requests from the professional world
Companies are key partners for all the types of projects carried out by the Research teams (in over 80% of cases).
All types of company are involved, from farms and SMEs, to professional organisations and technical institutes, right up to the largest international food processing, large-scale distribution or pharmaceutical groups.
The purposes of the partnerships are very diverse, depending on the themes and expertise of the research teams.
Over 300 professions are open to them in these sectors: Animal Sciences, Life sciences, Agriculture, Food-processing, Marketing and Management.
300 possible professions:
A dynamic Students' Office ensures that student life will never be dull.
The School has an accommodation service to help students find accommodation located as near to the School as possible.
The School's environment and history make such a search very easy.
Various solutions are possible:
All of these solutions are available at a range of reasonable prices.
A documentary resource devoted to teaching and research:
40 hectares in the heart of Toulouse in landscaped grounds.
The campus houses a whole range of modern infrastructures adapted to the latest trends in teaching.
A School at the heart of a region of passions:
The sports teams compete in a range of championships (rugby, football, basketball etc.) as well as national competitions (the EDHEC Cup sailing race, the 4L Trophy etc.).
50% of PURPAN students are members of university sports teams or clubs.
Many international sportsmen and women (rugby, equestrian etc.) have trained at PURPAN in a specially tailored course (e.g. Yannick Jauzion, international rugby player).
Some unique societies:
'Hommes différents une action commune' (Different men, but joint action) supports solidarity or mutual assistance projects in France or in developing countries.
Wine-loving students organise themed tasting sessions, including the famous 'Cheese and Wine Evening'.
A society run by student engineers and at the service of companies.
All these societies allow each student to involve themselves in serving others and give them the chance to learn their responsibilities.
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