Paul Sabatier University

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Paul Sabatier University
Université Paul Sabatier
Paul Sabatier University (logo).svg
Motto Les sciences au coeur
Type Public
Endowment €328 M
President Jean-Pierre Vinel
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 31,987
Address 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Nickname UPS
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.[1] Today’s Toulouse III was named for Paul Sabatier, winner of the 1912 Nobel prize in chemistry,[2] 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


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 (in partnership with the École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile);[3] 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.

Points of interest[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Guy Bertrand, chemistry professor at the University of California, San Diego ;
  • Pierre Cohen, member of The National Assembly of France.[4]

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