More than 10,000 researchers have chosen Toulouse.
Midi-Pyrénées is the 4th region in France in terms of number of researchers.
4.2% of the GNP of the Midi-Pyrénées region is devoted to research & development. This is more than twice the European average, which makes the region a leader in France and southern Europe in this field.
All scientific fields are represented: 22% of research is in medicine, biology and agronomy, 18% in mathematics and IT/communications, 20% in physics, chemistry and engineering, 8% in earth sciences and 32% in human and social sciences.
Presence of major French research organisations: CNRS, INRA, INSERM, IRD, CNES, ONERA.