The Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) brings together seven elite engineering schools (ENSAT, ENSEEIHT, ENSIACET, ENIT, ENM, EIP, ENVT). It is one of the six founder members of the higher education and research cluster (PRES) of/or the University of Toulouse.
Of the 6,500 students, 4,880 are studying engineering and veterinary science, including 590 PhD students, and around 2,200 are studying agronomy, biology and animal health (650 degrees awarded per year). The other areas of study are chemistry, materials, chemical and industrial engineering, computing, electronics, electrical engineering, hydraulics, telecommunications and meteorology.
Research is conducted in 21 laboratories, all evaluated A+ or A by AERES (the French evaluation agency for research and higher education), in very diverse fields: energy, land transport, aeronautics and space, material processing, the environment, human and animal health, data processing, automatism, industrial security/safety, etc.
INPT is actively developing the “Agro-Bio-Véto” component/unit/ part of the University of Toulouse. This became a reality with the attachment of the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) and the Engineering School of Purpan (EIP) following the decrees of 28th December 2010. With ENSAT (Higher national school of agronomics of Toulouse), this component brings together 2,200 engineering and veterinary students and 265 teacher-researchers. Together these three schools (ENSAT, ENVT, EIP) which focus on agronomy, food, animal health and the environment have joined Agreenium, substituting for the ENVT. Some of the activities of the other schools in the INPT could also contribute to specific projects of Agreenium within a spirit of multidisciplinary cooperation for research, training and development.
The INPT is a founder member of the higher education and research cluster (PRES) of the University of Toulouse. The planned development of this cluster as part of the “Investment for Future initiatives” will take place within the framework of a Federal University. In terms of organization, INPT supports the Toulouse Agri Campus, a scientific interest group under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, three of its schools (ENSAT, ENVT and EIP) being among the five founder members. It is also very active in the dynamic Agrimip Innovation competitive cluster, whose success is closely linked to its academic component in which INPT is widely represented/closely involved.