An academic partner of choice

Research is a major activity in the Oncopole, for it creates knowledge. The University not only contributes - with its doctoral students and faculty researchers - to such creation, but it also ensures transmission. The Toulouse III University - Paul Sabatier is among the first French universities for the quality of its teaching and its scientific influence in the fields of science, engineering, technology, sports science and health.

Toulouse III University - Paul Sabatier, a player and a partner

Placed at the forefront of all the French research institutions, UPS develops a very high level of public research partly linked to centers of excellence. In this context, it forges many partnerships with major scientific entities and as such occupies an essential place in the Oncopole. Its research structures under joint supervision are recognized in Europe and in the world.

Healthcare : high-leveled research and training

Its various educational faculties and research laboratories in the fields of healthcare, make of Toulouse III University - Paul Sabatier a key national player. The entire health training hosts 12,245 students in the common healthcare training of the first year of doctoral studies. The Healthcare education of Toulouse III University - Paul Sabatier is composed of:




The UPS - a few figures

More than 32 000 students
63 research units and 18 research federations
2,600 teachers and researchers
445 international cooperation agreements
368 doctorates awarded in 2011
79 patents held by UPS alone or jointly








« The Oncopole – a new model of university hospital campus - speaks for itself. It brings together, in one place, all the different regional players – healthcare professionals, researchers, academics and entrepreneurs - involved in the fight against cancer. The Oncopole has just one aim – to treat cancer whilst encouraging innovation through medical research.
At the university of which I am honoured to be president, our aim is to show that working in synergy, on one campus, with all the different partners of one project, is a key success factor for realising the ambitions of the Oncopole. Indeed, I believe that it is this form of interaction - which can be reproduced elsewhere and in other fields, between researchers, research institutes, businesses and students - that we must strive to promote. »

Professor Jean-Pierre Vinel
President of University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier