Toulouse University was the second university to be created in France in 1229, after the Sorbonne in 1200.
However, it is not quite right to talk about the University in France from the Ancien Régime to 1896, as these were only groups of independent Faculties as well as a number of « grandes écoles » in Paris.
Toulouse 1 Capitole University is open to a large public and boasts a large portfolio of diplomas from baccalaureate level to Baccalaureate +8 years of studies in the fields of Law- Economics – Management.
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 Toulouse School of Management - TSM is also renowned across borders. In the meantime, the Law Faculty still ranks first in France for the number of its students.
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.
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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