Who are we?
The INSA Centre Val de Loire was established on 1 January 2014 following the merger of the Val de Loire ENI (National Engineering School) and Bourges ENSI (Graduate Engineering School).
4 engineering degrees and 1 state landscape architecture degree
Having absorbed these two schools, the Institute now awards four engineering degrees: Energy, Risk and the Environment together with the Cher Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Hubert Curien CFSA (Apprentice Further Training Centre) in Bourges, Industrial Systems Engineering, Industrial Risk Control and Information Technology and Cybersecurity.The Institute was extended on 1 January 2015 when it absorbed the National Graduate School for Nature and Landscape, which has now become the "School for Nature and Landscape" department. This will award the State Landscape Architect Degree after a five-year higher education course leading to a Master's.
What's more, just like all of the INSA schools, the INSA Centre Val de Loire is authorised to award PhDs.With 200 members of staff – teachers, research professors, administrative and technical staff – the Institute now trains 1,400 students on its two campuses in Blois and Bourges. As the youngest member of the INSA Group, the INSA Centre Val de Loire is part of a development drive. 2,000 students are expected to enrol at the INSA in 2019. With this in mind, an ambitious real estate plan entailing the extension of teaching and research premises as well as sports facilities and accommodation is in the pipeline to cater to this growth over the next 5 years.
Key partnerships with companies
The INSA Centre Val de Loire is a regional and national economic stakeholder that forges research and innovation partnerships with companies. The courses taught set great store by their students gaining international and practical work experience, which results in over 90% of them finding work six months after graduating. Last but by no means least, a thriving and enriching student life rounds these benefits off.