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Toulouse, ville universitaire

Toulouse is the 2nd university hub in France

In 1229, the University of Toulouse  was the second institution to be created in France,  and today includes 130,000 students; 15,000 of which are international students

1stuniversity destination

 (L'Étudiant, 2015)

2nduniversity city in France

since 1229

1515,000 foreign students

130130,000 students

Numerous students and a world class education

  • 1st city most favored by students  for higher education (L’Etudiant, 2015)
  • 130 000 students, 15 000 international students
  • 2nd oldest university in France, created in 1229
  • The Federal University of Toulouse regroups 23 higher education entities as well as 6 research institutes

The largest graduate school in aerospace engineering worldwide is in Toulouse

The ISAE-SUPAERO & ENAC engineering schools teamed up with the ONERA national research center to create the largest campus in the world dedicated to aeronautic and space engineering with:

550+ graduated students per year

550+ researchers

• An exceptional set of research equipment for education programs as well as fundamental or applied research that can be used by companies by partnering with those institutions.

Numerous students and a world class education

Outstanding IT Training Courses

20,000 IT students in 55 courses
5,500 IT researchers

Numerous universities form highly qualified digital workforce

  • INSA Toulouse / ENSEEIHT / ENSIACET / MINES ALBI / EISTI PAU / Université Toulouse 1, 2 et 3 (Formation MIAGE, SID, SIAD, ICE, STRI, ASIC, SCG)

The following schools also offer degrees up to master levels

  • EXIA CESI / SUPINFO / INGESUP / EPITECH Toulouse

The institutes of technology IUT in Blagnac and Rangueil provide IT training courses at the bachelor level

recherche et développement - R&D

A top 10 R&D region in Europe

  • Occitanie is the first region for the share of GDP devoted to R&D (3.7%) and the only region to have reached the 3% objective put in place by the European Commission as part of the Europe 2020 strategy (Insee, 2017)
  • 1st French city in terms of students remaining in the area upon completion of studies (+3,950) ahead of the Paris region (+3,350) (Insee 2017)
  • 1st French city for the annual arrival rate of highly educated workers (research and design executives: 6,17 for every 1000 jobs; Paris 5,57 - Bordeaux 3,34; INSEE 2013)
  • 1st  French city in research intensity with 16.2 researchers for every 1000 employees
  • 1st French region for executives working in R&D: 40%

Main research centers and laboratories: