International cooperation is a top educational priority at PURPAN and continues to be one of the School’s recognised fields of excellence.
It is considered to be one of the three key missions, alongside training and research & development actions.
The School’s determination to open its students’ eyes and minds to the outside world is reflected in student mobility and internships.
All the international cooperation actions implemented at PURPAN are made possible by a department comprising six permanent employees and several lecturers acting as the School’s ambassadors.
Students’ international exposure is encouraged throughout the five-year engineering curriculum:
- By the end of the second year, a three-month internship in an English-speaking country allows students to improve their language skills and discover farms and research centres in a multicultural setting.
- During the fourth year, students are free to choose a PURPAN-partnered university or spend a semester in a developing country.
- During the fifth year, the end-of-course internship may be carried out abroad.