Toulouse University is the second oldest university in France. It was created in 1229, just after the Sorbonne which dates back to 1200. UT 1’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.
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:
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.
There are four libraries on the campus : Arsenal Library, Manufacture des Tabacs Library, Garrigou Library and Boutaric Library.
Greater Toulouse, in Midi-Pyrénées, counts more than 850, 000 inhabitants.
Known as " the Pink City" (for the color of brick and clay, the traditional construction materials), it is the cultural, economic and historical capital of Haute-Garonne.
It aggregates a great number of industries in a variety of fields like aeronautics, data information and aerospace and, as such, has become a major European science and technology hub. French third university center with more than 97, 000 students in 2012, Toulouse has been nominated "best student city in France" for the second year in row.
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Because art, together with knowledge, is an indispensable tool for promoting innovation and imagination on the campus, for developing creativity in all the fields of UT1 Capitole and for encouraging broader understanding and debating, Toulouse1 Capitole has developed a cultural centre since November 2009. Art is now regular part of the university intellectual life.
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