Signed between Xavier Huillard, Chairman and CEO of VINCI, Christian Nibourel, Chairman of the INSA Foundation, and Bertrand Raquet, Chairman of the INSA Group, this partnership aims to promote the humanist engineer model: a citizen engineer, open to the world, able to act in the face of complex issues, at the service of collective interest.

Cooperation between the INSA Foundation and VINCI will result in initiatives intended to promote diversity and social openness, develop awareness of the social and environmental impact of engineering sciences, support student success, support community life on campus, encourage responsible innovation and promote sustainable entrepreneurship. This special relationship between INSA and VINCI will also raise awareness among students of the reality and diversity of VINCI's businesses and its Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments.

Implemented this year, the partnership between the INSA Foundation and VINCI has already been the subject of numerous conferences and workshops on sustainable development and social responsibility on six INSA campuses, mobilizing close to of 1,500 students.

"We are very happy to sign this sponsorship agreement with the INSA Foundation," said Xavier Huillard, Chairman and CEO of VINCI. "INSA occupies a special place in the world of engineering schools, because its ambition is not only to strive for technological excellence but to provide humanistic education and train citizen engineers. We share this vision of the humanist engineer. A young INSA graduate who chooses VINCI will find with us the opportunity to express his desire to be an entrepreneur and to do useful work. He will join a group that will respond to his desire for commitment, not only by knowing how to value his human qualities, which are for us at least as important as his technical skills, but also by offering him a collective project that gives meaning to his desire for commitment. "

Interfacing the economic and academic worlds, the INSA Foundation brings together companies, students, teacher-researchers, INSA graduates, but also prospective and CSR actors , to better understand the technical and human challenges in a complex world.

To design and implement its programs, it relies on a network of local foundations created or in the process of being created within the various INSA schools. These local foundations relay the national programs of the INSA Foundation and develop local programs according to the specificities of each territory.

VINCI was the first company to join the INSA Foundation,” says Christian Nibourel, President of the INSA Foundation. "Our encounter took place in the field of humanist values. We share the same desire to engage in the service of the collective interest and the common good. We have thus chosen to unite our forces on the issue of the responsibility of engineers to build together a sustainable world "


VINCI is a global player in the concessions and contracting businesses, employing nearly 211,000 people in around 100 countries. Its mission is to design, finance, build and manage infrastructures and equipment that contribute to the improvement of daily life and the mobility of everyone. Because its vision of success is global and goes beyond its economic results, VINCI is committed to the environmental, social and societal performance of its activities. Because its achievements are in the public interest, VINCI considers listening and dialogue with all the stakeholders in its projects as a necessary condition for the performance of its businesses. VINCI's ambition is therefore to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and for society in general.


About the INSA Group


  • 6 establishments in France: Centre-Val de Loire, Lyon, Rennes, Rouen Normandie, Strasbourg, Toulouse (+ 1 in the process of creation: INSA Hauts-de- France, resulting from the transformation of ENSIAME in Valenciennes, associated school)
  • 1 establishment in Morocco: INSA Euro-Méditerranée in Fez.
  • 6 associated schools: ENSCMu in Mulhouse, ENSIL-ENSCI in Limoges, ENSISA in Mulhouse, ESITech in Rouen, ISIS in Castres, Sup'EnR-UPVD in Perpignan.
  • 16,852 students
  • 33% scholarship recipients
  • 31% of girls
  • 20% of international students
  • 125 different nationalities
  • 200 university partners around the world
  • 55 research laboratories
  • 1,275 doctoral students
  • 89,300 alumni

Press contacts:

INSA Foundation - Véronique Desruelles, communication director, 06 80 58 47 72

VINCI media relations - 01 47 16 36 37