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, South of France

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! Students enjoy the

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follow us on our journey to the roots of French Luxury

#VendrediVocabulary: “véraison”

Every Friday we’ll talk about a new word to give you a tiny glimpse at everything our students learn in the program. Today’s word is “véraison”, and this is indeed a very seasonal one! “Véraison” or “veraison” is the change of color in grape berries. It signals the onset of ripening, and many chemicals processes Lire plus

Meet Eleonore Verfaillie, Future French Luxury Program Manager

What is your expertise, what do you teach, what are you bringing to the program? I’m a professor at Purpan where I teach mostly Marketing, with an emphasis on international and digital. I worked for a big advertising firm for years so I have extensive experience in advising global brands on smarter strategies and this Lire plus

Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of the curriculum

CSR is the key competitivity factor of the future « Where does the product come from? Who created it? Who made it? Is it cruelty-free? What is its impact on health, the environment and climate change? » So many questions brands have to face today. A luxury brand which doesn’t embrace Corporate Social Responsibility now Lire plus

Our symbol: the Purpan Magnolia

This is our Magnolia flower! We introduce to you: our very own Magnolia. This symbol is based on the flower of our very own Magnolia Grandiflora “Purpan”. How gorgeous is this flower? They grow on a big tree which is one of the first things you see on campus as you walk uphill towards the Lire plus

Guess what symbol we picked for the program?

What does this represent for you? As we’re unveiling our logo, we’d like to know what you think this symbol represents. Let us know on our social channels and follow us for more clues.

A new vision for premium agrofood systems

What are the true foundations of luxury? Luxury is often believed to rely solely on marketing, creating value through marketing, branding, international development and selective retailing. We all have images in our heads of celebrities drinking champagne, red carpets, wonderful department stores windows. These clichés are seen all around the world. But limiting luxury to Lire plus

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