The University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier was founded in 1229 and is among some of the oldest universities in the world along with Oxford University, University of Bologna, La Sorbonne and the University of Salamanca.
The whole scientific disciplines in health, technologies and sport are taught at the University Paul Sabatier, whose size, scientific radiation, number of students, quality of its courses makes it one of the very best universities in France.
The university is structured in several Units of Formation and Research (UFR), Faculties and Institutes, account nearly 28000 students, 2000 professors-researchers, 600 researchers working for national organizations of research and 1300 Engineers. The UPS forms each year several thousands of scientists and technical junior managers, doctors, dental surgeons, pharmacists, researchers and teachers.
The University is in partnership with many companies in order to give the students a chance to get work experience while in school but also to facilitate their transition to the work place.