The INSA group
The number 1 French group of public engineering schools
Lyon, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse… from city to city, the 5 “Instituts Nationaux des Sciences Appliquées” (INSA [National Institutes of Applied Sciences]) have developed their network so as to become the leading French group in engineering education.
In 2010, two schools of engineers became partners of Group INSA :
The INSAs have a united strategy and the same philosophy, while each retaining their specific identity built on their history and origins, the economic environment and centres of excellence developed in line with their specific fields of expertise.
The INSA group is France's largest network for training in engineering: 10 % of France's graduate engineers come out of INSA each year. To date, more than 62,000 INSA engineers (of which 32,000 from Lyon) are working around the world. Close to 100% of the graduates are hired in less than 3 months, of which about 10% abroad.
Public establishments with a scientific, cultural and professional vocation, supervised by the Ministry for Higher Education, the INSAs are accredited by the CTI (Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur [Engineer Qualification Committee]) to award engineering degrees.
Firm objectives and values
The INSAs work to accomplish their missions with a common strategy based on the clear objectives and values.
As an expert in his/her field of specialisation, the INSA engineer must be able to call upon solid scientific and technological knowledge.
Destined to manage and motivate groups of staff, he/she must also have good humanistic and social skills. Indeed, he/she must be able to understand economic, social and human implications, since he/she is a key player in company life and committed to civil responsibility.
Aware of the importance of open-mindedness and dialogue, through these values the INSA engineers:
- build close relationships with the industrial world,
- are involved in economic development,
- develop their international skills.
Consequently, future engineers are recruited according to a common philosophy.
Baccalaureate (A-level) level recruitment
Most recruitment is done at Baccalaureate level (70%) through a general jury grouping together all the INSAs.
Other possibilities for entering the INSA schools exist during the curriculum, thus allowing the diversification and enriching of the “melting-pot” of future engineers through the in-take of students from other French or international higher education establishments.