History and values

PURPAN, founded in 1919 by Jesuit farmers and teachers, educates non-specialised engineers through a 5-year post-baccalauréat course 

Through success-oriented teaching methods with Ignatian origins: the importance of experimentation, analysis, support and revision, PURPAN's ambition is to foster the development of men and women endowed with a great capacity for action and adaptation, integrating personal commitment, solidarity, a sense of action and a passion for service.

Over 300 professions are open to our students in the following sectors: life sciences, agriculture, the food-processing industry, marketing and management..

PURPAN's mission (recognised by the Rocard Law of 1984) is to provide a public service in the fields of training, research, international cooperation and the transfer of technologies.

The Agriculture, Food Processing and Forestry Ministry and National Committee of Engineering Degrees have joint responsibility for issuing engineering degrees from the PURPAN Engineering School.

Located in the heart of Toulouse, in a fantastic leafy setting, the PURPAN awards degrees to 180 engineers every year.