Year of foundation: 1969
Approx. number of students: 6,300
Period of study:
MCI partner since: 2017
Toulouse is the capital of the French department of Haute-Garonne and of the region of Occitanie. The city is on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km from Paris. It is the fourth-largest city in France, with 466,297 inhabitants as of January 2014.
Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus (formerly EADS), the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, ATR and the Aerospace Valley. It also hosts the European headquarters of Intel and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe. Thales Alenia Space, and Astrium Satellites also have a significant presence in Toulouse.
The University of Toulouse is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, it is the fourth-largest university campus in France, after the universities of Paris, Lyon and Lille.
The air route between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris Orly is the busiest in Europe, transporting 2.4 million passengers in 2014. According to the rankings of L'Express and Challenges, Toulouse is the most dynamic French city.
Founded in 1969, Toulouse Institute of Technology (also called National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse or INPT) is a French university cluster based in Toulouse, France part of University of Toulouse. The Institute is composed of seven schools (six engineering schools and one school of veterinary medicine) and 17 research laboratories. The Institute delivers Master's degrees and Ph.D. It is member of Institut au service du spatial, de ses applications et technologies.
The School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse) is a French public and national Grande Ecole in agricultural and life sciences, funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and member of Toulouse Tech. The ENSAT is a school of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), a university federating several schools dealing with engineering, agriculture and veterinary sciences, chemistry, meteorology.
ENSAT works with seven laboratories joint to INRA or CNRS, and several industrial partners.
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