Paul Sabatier University

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Paul Sabatier University
Université Paul Sabatier
Paul Sabatier University (logo).svg
MottoLes sciences au coeur
Endowment€328 M
PresidentJean-Marc Broto[1]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse
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AffiliationsUniversity of Toulouse, ISSAT

Paul Sabatier University (Université Paul Sabatier, UPS, also known as Toulouse III) is a French university, in the Academy of Toulouse. It is one of the several successor universities of the University of Toulouse.[2]

Toulouse III was named after Paul Sabatier, winner of the 1912 Nobel prize in chemistry.[3] In 1969, it was established on the foundations of the old Toulouse university that was itself founded in 1229. 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

Major fields of study include sciences, engineering, and athletics.

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World[4]201-300 (2019)
QS World[5]511-520 (2020)


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);[6] Sciences and techniques of matter and energy; Space sciences; Telecommunications and Computer Networking, 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 (DES), DNO
  • 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, US
  • Pierre Cohen, member of the National Assembly of France[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jean-Marc Broto élu nouveau président de l'Universite Paul Sabatier" (in French). January 20, 2020.
  2. ^ (in French)Les plus anciennes Universités du Monde
  3. ^ (in French)Paul Sabatier, prix Nobel de chimie 1912 : un universitaire régionaliste et chercheur de talent Biographie et œuvre scientifique
  4. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 - Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse 3)". ShanghaiRanking. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2020 - Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III". QS Top Universities. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  6. ^ (in French)Objectifs de la formation Archived 2016-02-18 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ (in French)Pierre Cohen Archived 2016-02-16 at the Wayback Machine

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