With 14,000 alumni present in all economic sectors, the "Institut National des Sciences Appliquées" of Toulouse, an international, pluridisciplinary, state engineering school, is recognised for the excellence of its five-year education which attracts students of a high academic level and who have obtained excellent results at the Baccalaureat. INSA-Toulouse provides a range of 8 engineering specialisations , including computer sciences, civil engineering, mathematical engineering and biochemical engineering. Its courses, linked to the latest scientific advances, are supported by the activity of leading-edge research laboratories , backed by large industrial groups, for example in the fields of new materials for aeronautics, environmental protection techniques and nano-objects. The international dimension has been a priority for INSA since it opened and international sections have gradually been set up. On campus, one in five students is an international student. INSA welcomes students with a range of profiles: students with a technological baccalaureat, students opting for a cooperative education alternating periods of academic study and industrial experience and continuing education students. Being open to the world also involves the student’s commitment to the community which is highly valued and credited as part of the course.