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A multidisciplinary academic actor that goes back a long way

Toulouse University is the second oldest university in France. It was created in 1229, just after the Sorbonne which dates back to 1200. Université Toulouse 1 Capitole’s academic foundations initially started around Law and Political science but the campus has gone through major scientific diversification in the 60s, with the development of further research teams focusing on economics and management.

These relatively new research axes are now well known worldwide: the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) is world famous and the Institute for the Administration of Enterprises (IAE) is also renowned across borders. In the meantime, the Law Faculty still ranks first in France for the number of its students.

Researchers connected and contributing to society and policy making

University Toulouse 1 Capitole is a key actor in the Toulouse region in terms of research and teaching in social sciences. The university research fields (Law, Economics, Management and Computer Science) play a great role in:

  • the analysis and understanding of society major trends and evolution
  • tackling existing and newly arising societal challenges
  • bringing a contribution to policy-making and shaping the new regulations of our post-modern society

Researchers at University Toulouse 1 Capitole are greatly recognized by a great number of stakeholders due to their dedicated expertise, independence of thought and capacity to conduct a differentiated analysis with a prospective and large scope medium-term view.

Date of update August 27, 2015

Some key figures

  • 427 lecturers-researchers and researchers
  • 13 research units (among them 4 joint research teams)
  • 3 doctoral schools and 4 co-certified doctoral schools
  • 610 PhD students (120 first year students, 43% international students)
  • 78 theses defended, 12 international joint supervision
  • 3 Attractivity chair 3 Emergence, 3 Transversality, 3 ATS
  • 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
  • 8 IUF members including 2 new nominations in 2015, 1 in 2016

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Toulouse 1 Capitole (UT1) is a teaching and research centre of international excellence for law, economics and management. We are proud to have Jean Tirole, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economy among our lecturer-researchers. In 2012, it was awarded the "Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence" label by the European Commission.

Three campuses in France, all located in the city centre, in Toulouse, Montauban and Rodez.
Three establishments abroad:
Vietnam, Morocco and Vanuatu.

A network of 200 partner universities.