University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

The University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS) has its origins in the 13th century and was officially created in 1969 from the merger of the schools of medicine, pharmacy and science. The diversity of its laboratories and the quality of its training in science, health, sports, technology and engineering have ensured its scientific influence for over 50 years and place it among the world’s leading universities. It is recognised as one of the top 300 institutions for its scientific performance by the international ranking of the National University of Taiwan.



On the strength of its history, and aware that bringing higher education and business closer together is one of the keys to the reindustrialisation of the country, the UPS created the PEnTE master degree in 2014, in partnership with the EDF Group, in order to respond to current energy issues and prospects. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course are mainly oriented towards the nuclear industry (design, operation, nuclear safety, industrial maintenance, deconstruction, materials, and radiation protection, etc.). The strong involvement of engineers from the Golfech nuclear power plant and EDF’s Decommissioning-Waste Projects Division (DP2D) in the training, as well as the students’ exposure to the PWR simulator at Golfech, make PEnTE a relevant course for training in nuclear engineering.



From the atom to exoplanets, via mass data, oncology, ecosystems and human and social sciences, research at Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University covers a wide range of scientific themes through 70 research structures, including 41 joint research units with its partners in Toulouse and nationally.

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€25 million
2019 budget



theses defended (in 2017)



teaching or research staff