Paul Sabatier University

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Paul Sabatier University
Université Paul Sabatier
Paul Sabatier University (logo).svg
Type Public
Endowment €328 M
President Bertrand Monthubert
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 31,987
Location Toulouse, France
Affiliations University of Toulouse, ISSAT

Paul Sabatier University (Université Paul Sabatier, UPS, also known as Toulouse III) is a French university, in the Academy of Toulouse.

Founded in 1229, the University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe. Today’s Toulouse III was named for Paul Sabatier, winner of the 1912 Nobel prize in chemistry, when it was established on the foundations of the old university in 1969. The Université Paul Sabatier (UPS), an educational leader in France’s Midi-Pyrénées region, offers a broad array of programs in the sciences, technology, health, and athletics.

University research activities[edit]

  • Space, earth sciences, climate
  • Computer science and electronics
  • Life sciences
  • Water, process engineering, chemistry
  • Materials, solid state physics, aeronautics, astrophysics.

Major fields of study[edit]

Administration Building located at the entrance of UPS

Sciences, Engineering, and Athletics

  • Licence:

The university offers the Licence programs in eight areas: Mathematics, Computer Science and their applications; Engineering; Physics, Chemistry, and their applications; Space Sciences, Organisms, and Biospheres; Life and Health Sciences; Sciences and Techniques of Physical Activity and Sports; Communication and Organizational Management.


The university offers Master’s programs in six areas: Informatics and Systems Modeling; Sciences and techniques of matter and energy; Space sciences; Life and health sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities; Management. A number of bilingual programs have been designed to appeal to international students—among them a Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology, a European Master’s in materials for energy storage and conversion, an international Master’s in micro and nanotechnologies for wireless communications, a new Master's in Management International of Air Transport and Tourism (MITAT) and a French Master’s in agri-food innovations for sustainable agriculture and better products.


The university accepts doctoral candidates in all of the areas described above.


  • Medicine: medical degree, residency, specialities, doctorate.
  • Pharmacy: degree in pharmacy, diplôme d’études supérieures


  • Dentistry: degree in dental surgery, certificat d’études supérieures

(CES), DES, doctorate.

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Coordinates: 43°33′43″N 1°28′06″E / 43.56194°N 1.46833°E / 43.56194; 1.46833