The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) (National Institute of Applied Sciences) is a grande école – a French engineering university.
There are 6 INSA establishments organised as a network and located in major French regional cities Lyon, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Blois and Bourges. All INSAs share the same philosophy, at the same time preserving an individual identity based on their respective histories, origins, economic environments and on poles of excellence developed from specific competences.
The INSA network represents the largest engineer training group in France: 12% of all engineers who obtain their degree in France each year, graduate from one of the INSA establishments. To date, almost 50,000 INSA engineers contribute to the social and economic fabric worldwide. The INSA are public establishments with a scientific, cultural and professional orientation. They are under the aegis of the Ministry of Higher Education and are accredited by the "Commission des Titres" to deliver Engineering Degrees.