MEMBER : Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS)

Officially founded in 1969, the Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS) is one of the biggest universities in France. It offers a wide range of courses in science, technology, health, and human and social sciences. Each year, it welcomes 28000 students and awards more than 11000 degrees and diplomas.

Université Toulouse III is a principal scientific actor in Toulouse and the surrounding region, a multidisciplinary university that serves as a reference both for its teaching and its research. UPS is an active participant in regional and international networks seeking to develop scientifically and economically strategic sectors (Pôles de Compétitivité, Réseaux Thématiques de Recherche Avancée), UPS is also a founding member of the larger Université de Toulouse, a PRES (Pole for Research and Higher Education) that is fast becoming a vector for excellence and for international visibility.

The UPS contributes to the national and European effort of acquiring and transmitting knowledge, as well as to the development of applications needed for future research. With more than 70 laboratories and 10 federations, and more than 1800 teaching researchers and full-time researchers, the university is well equipped for cutting-edge research.
UPS has strong links with government research organisms, as well as with other universities, engineering schools in Toulouse and the private sector.

The Pole “Life sciences” is one of the main thematic poles of research at Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier and he is highly structured around excellence networks with complementary skills. It includes more than 1200 permanent staff members (830 researchers, lecturers-researchers and 380 technical and administrative engineers) in 20 mixed research and services units, 11 welcoming teams, 2 university laboratories, 5 federative structures, whose work covers the whole of the thematic fields of biology.

The will to develop a fundamental research of excellence and to meet socio-economic demands has led the research teams to organise themselves into networks around several federative themes: Molecular and structural biology; Integrative biology; Neurosciences and behaviour; Microbiology, immunology, infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases; Cardiovascular diseases and metabolism; Cancer; Environment and agrobioscience.


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