ENAC, ICAM, INP Toulouse, INSA Toulouse, ISAE-SUPAERO, Mines Albi, the Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier and the CUFR Jean-François Champollion signed, Tuesday 10 November 2015, the consortium agreement "Toulouse Ingénierie 1" (Toulouse Engineering 1). A decisive step forwards that will boost the synergies and give greater visibility to the engineering schools of Midi-Pyrénées both nationally and internationally.
Created two years ago in the form of a consultation forum, bi-product of the national IDEX programme (Initiatives of excellence), Toulouse Ingénierie is a heavyweight in the training of engineers, with some 2,500 graduates each year. The 14 groups that are each part of this community benefit from worthy recognition in their respective fields. Members of the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, they have joined forces within Toulouse Ingénierie to improve cooperation and to take advantage of a common momentum.
Supported by INP Toulouse, INSA Toulouse, ISAE-SUPAERO and Mines Albi, the "Déployer l’Excellence en Formations d’Ingénieurs par et pour les Diversités" (Deploy Excellence in Engineering Training by and for Diversity) project was awarded IDEFI certification in 2012. Joint initiatives aimed to adapt pedagogical practices to cater for the diversity of public students and to develop skills expected in the socio-economic world.
IDEFI initiatives extend naturally to benefit all the establishments of Toulouse Ingénerie and will enable increased collaboration between the different cursus. Amongst the prioritised objectives are: improved readability of the range of courses for French and International students, recruitment diversification, support for pedagogical innovation projects, synergy between establishments, teaching personnel and students. The business world has also been a key player since the outset of the IDEFI project. Economic actors are present on the Conseil de prospective (Forward study board) of Toulouse Ingénierie.
Toulouse Ingénierie has proven the interest of such an approach by starting up more than thirty initiatives in two years. In consequence, management and pedagogical teams of the establishments now work together on a regular basis, courses jointly designed by multiple teams are now on offer, facilities such as an active pedagogical room have been set up, a bridge year for student doctors has been created, etc. So many initiatives which are likely to multiply in the years ahead, to strengthen and spread the word about training courses for engineers in Midi-Pyrénées.
The signing ceremony of Consortium Toulouse Ingénierie was symbolically held using the historical desk of Paul Sabatier (1854-1941), Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry in 1912. You can see it in the centre of the photo: Brigitte Pradin, Director of CUFR Jean-François Champollion, and from left to right: Louis de Montety, director of ICAM; Bertrand Raquet, director of INSA; Amal Sayah, provisional administrator of Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier; Marc Houalla, director of ENAC; Olivier Lesbre, director of SAE-SUPAERO; Olivier Simonin, President of INP Toulouse; Alain Schmitt, director of École des Mines Albi. Copyright A. LABAT@polecommunication, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier.
Contact Toulouse ingénierie : elodie [dot] jamboninp-toulouse [dot] fr
Toulouse Engineering is composed of the following 'schools' and courses: CMI, ENAC, ICAM, INP-EI PURPAN, INP-ENIT, INP-ENM, INP-ENSAT, INP-ENSEEIHT, INP-ENSIACET, INSA, ISAE-SUPAERO, ISIS, Mines Albi, UPSSITECH.