Since its creation in 1969, UPS has been expanding its offer of multidisciplinary education in the fields of science, health, engineering, technology and sports, developing one of the most important scientific research clusters in France. Centred on Toulouse, European space and aeronautics capital, UPS is a renowned European university with a global outlook.
As one of the top research establishments in France, UPS is active in public research at the highest level, working with excellence clusters and creating numerous partnerships with major scientific bodies. Recognised across Europe and all over the world, UPS research laboratories function in a scientific research context that works both with the core disciplines, and transversal scientific applications, sharing the results of their work to increase productivity in core research and encourage knowledge transfer.
The links UPS makes with the rest of the world take many forms, both in education and research: partnership with prestigious foreign universities, bilateral research and education agreements, bilingual teaching, developing European (Socrates, Léonardo) and international (Tassep, Crepuq, etc.) mobility programmes. A large number of foreign students come to study at Université Paul Sabatier.
The development of cultural activities at UPS aims:
UPS encourages and supports its students' cultural projects and throughout the year organises events that are open to all: lectures, forums, live performances, theatrical competitions, film-showings, concerts, exhibitions, workshops and internships...
Located in Toulouse (Rangueil, Purpan and Jules-Guesde campuses) and in the Midi-Pyrénées region in Albi, Auch, Castres and Tarbes, as well as at the Pic du Midi, and in Bagnères and Lannemezan, UPS offers diverse patterns of life, fully integrated into the regional context. UPS is the primary descendant of the Université de Toulouse, itself founded in the 13th Century, making Toulouse one of the oldest university towns in Europe, alongside Bologna, Oxford, Paris and Salamanca. Today this major regional capital is France's second largest university town, with 120,000 students. The city (800,000 inhabitants) incorporates a very active scientific and technological cluster and a dense, very animated urban centre. Toulouse is a city of the south, rich in science and technology, but also history culture,, sports and colour. An hour's flight from Paris, Toulouse is perfectly placed, at the foot of the Pyrenees, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.
Last updated August 23, 2012