Future French Luxury

Introducing a new vision of luxury

Let’s go back to the roots of luxury, the very foundations of its value :
exceptional products
born from unique places and traditions,
know-how and innovation…

… So we can build sustainable agrofood systems
and strong global brands.

Understand and master the entire value chain

Tomorrow’s luxury managers need to master the entire value chain, from local to global, from field to consumers.
This is the only way to create sustainable value and resilient brands.

Welcome to Purpan

Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN is a French « Grande Ecole », which means it belongs with the country’s top colleges.

It is a century-old private institution specialized in agribusiness. Most of the students join right after graduation from high school and study for 5 years to get their Engineering Degree.They study Life Sciences, Agronomy, Food Science & Technology,Business Management, Economics, Marketing and Languages.

Our 60 permanent faculty members, all with high-level skills and almost 70% of whom have a PhD, carry out recognized scientific research. Faculty members are very commited to supervising students and helping them to fully realize their potential.

Our school personnel commits to an educational project destined to allow our future engineers to acquire those values essential to their future. Our teams pay special attention to personal development.

« Thanks to its entrepreneurial mindset,
PURPAN helps each students to widen their spheres of possibilities,
even to go so far as to invent their career to come. »

Eric Latgé, Dean of PURPAN

PURPAN has partnerships with 60 universities in 30 different countries throughout Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. All our students spend times abroad, in an academic setting or during internships. We also welcomes several international programs and have a team dedicated to foreign students.

Our main campus is located in Toulouse, in a large estate dating back to the XVIIIth century. The PURPAN campuses include an experimental farm, an incubator, a library, science labs, and food techniques facilities.

Toulouse is located in Occitanie, in Southern France. The city is on the banks of the Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean. It is called « The Pink City » because of its historic brick buildings and counts several UNESCO Heritage sites.

The 4th largest university city in France, Toulouse is also the country’s 1st place to study !

Meat the team

We have gathered a wonderful team of experts, academics and professionalsto bring their knowledge and experience to the program.

Our postgraduate program is dedicated to training future professionals, therefore do we rely on professionalsto teach the latest trends and practices in the industry.

Join the community

We’re bringing together a community of people passionate about excellence and sustainability:

  • farmers, growers, producers and makers
  • academics
  • international brands and “maisons”
  • local and global institutions
  • chefs and hospitality professionals
  • entrepreneurs
  • non-profits
  • retailers
  • experts and consultants
  • gourmets

Each of us participate in sustainable luxury agrofood systems and shares comittments:

  • Defend an agriculture geared towards excellence, conscious and respectful of all stake holders – men, animals, land and biodiversity
  • Perpetuate agro-systems that makes the French gastronomic heritage and support innovative projects
  • Educate and support the next generation of managers empowered by science, technique and global strategy
Curriculum

Understand and master the entire value chain

Tomorrow’s luxury managers need to master the entire value chain, from local to global, from field to consumers.
This is the only way to create sustainable value and resilient brands.

Campus

Welcome to Purpan

Ecole d’Ingénieurs de PURPAN is a French « Grande Ecole », which means it belongs with the country’s top colleges.

It is a century-old private institution specialized in agribusiness. Most of the students join right after graduation from high school and study for 5 years to get their Engineering Degree.They study Life Sciences, Agronomy, Food Science & Technology,Business Management, Economics, Marketing and Languages.

Our 60 permanent faculty members, all with high-level skills and almost 70% of whom have a PhD, carry out recognized scientific research. Faculty members are very commited to supervising students and helping them to fully realize their potential.

Our school personnel commits to an educational project destined to allow our future engineers to acquire those values essential to their future. Our teams pay special attention to personal development.

« Thanks to its entrepreneurial mindset,
PURPAN helps each students to widen their spheres of possibilities,
even to go so far as to invent their career to come. »

Eric Latgé, Dean of PURPAN

PURPAN has partnerships with 60 universities in 30 different countries throughout Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. All our students spend times abroad, in an academic setting or during internships. We also welcomes several international programs and have a team dedicated to foreign students.

Our main campus is located in Toulouse, in a large estate dating back to the XVIIIth century. The PURPAN campuses include an experimental farm, an incubator, a library, science labs, and food techniques facilities.

Toulouse is located in Occitanie, in Southern France. The city is on the banks of the Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean. It is called « The Pink City » because of its historic brick buildings and counts several UNESCO Heritage sites.

The 4th largest university city in France, Toulouse is also the country’s 1st place to study !

Team

Meat the team

We have gathered a wonderful team of experts, academics and professionalsto bring their knowledge and experience to the program.

Our postgraduate program is dedicated to training future professionals, therefore do we rely on professionalsto teach the latest trends and practices in the industry.

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Contact

Join the community

We’re bringing together a community of people passionate about excellence and sustainability:

  • farmers, growers, producers and makers
  • academics
  • international brands and “maisons”
  • local and global institutions
  • chefs and hospitality professionals
  • entrepreneurs
  • non-profits
  • retailers
  • experts and consultants
  • gourmets

Each of us participate in sustainable luxury agrofood systems and shares comittments:

  • Defend an agriculture geared towards excellence, conscious and respectful of all stake holders – men, animals, land and biodiversity
  • Perpetuate agro-systems that makes the French gastronomic heritage and support innovative projects
  • Educate and support the next generation of managers empowered by science, technique and global strategy

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