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
Established 1969
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. It is one of the several successor universities of the University of Toulouse.[1]

Toulouse III was named after Paul Sabatier, winner of the 1912 Nobel prize in chemistry.[2] 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

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

Major fields of study

Administration building located at the entrance of UPS

Major fields of study include 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 (DES), DNO
  • Dentistry: degree in dental surgery, certificat d’études supérieures (CES), DES, doctorate

Points of interest

Notable alumni

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

See also


  1. ^ (in French)Les plus anciennes Universités du Monde
  2. ^ (in French)Paul Sabatier, prix Nobel de chimie 1912 : un universitaire régionaliste et chercheur de talent Biographie et œuvre scientifique
  3. ^ (in French)Objectifs de la formation Archived 2016-02-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ (in French)Pierre Cohen

External links

  • Official website

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

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