The Director's introduction
Sustainable development, safety of goods and people, respect of the environment, energy control, product formulation to define properties, micro and nanotechnologies, bioprocesses : here are some of the challenges that education and research have to take up at the beginning of the 21 st century.
Toulouse, the leading European centre in the field of matter transformation, has what it takes to address these major issues.
The Ecole Nationale Supérieure en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET, A7 in short) was founded through a merger between the National Institute of Chemistry of Toulouse (ENSCT) and the National Institute of Chemical Engineering of Toulouse (ENSIGC) to take up these challenges. Part of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), the ENSIACET is a very selective « grande école » training engineers - 200 every year today, 240 in the long term, a centre of research and technology transfer, and also a breeding–ground of talents and entrepreneurs. The ENSIACET structure includes :
An engineer course (600 students, 200 obtain an engineer degree each year) with 5 specialities : chemistry, materials, chemical engineering, process engineering, and industrial engineering,
Specialized courses in processes, industrial systems engineering, entrepreneurship, pharmaceutical production and control, oenology,
Four laboratories in catalysis and fine chemistry, materials, agroresources chemistry and chemical engineering,
Two regional centres for innovation and technology transfer, one in processes and environment, the other in agroresources chemistry,
A « junior entreprise » (management of project development for companies) run by students (FA7),
An association specialized in organizing scientific events, PROGEP.
This whole structure has been set up to respond to the needs of the A7’s pedagogical project and the students who will enter the school, the leading school in France in its field.
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