4th largest city in France
- Toulouse-city: 440,204 inhabitants
- 1.2 million inhabitants in the urban area
- European no. 1 in the aeronautics industry, and no. 2 worldwide
- European no. 1 in the space industry
- No. 1 in France for embedded electronic systems
2nd largest university town in France
- Toulouse has 100,000 students in three universities, 4 engineering schools and 14 "grandes écoles"
- 8,000 degrees are awarded every year.
Over one in ten students is foreign (13,700 in total) so Toulouse provides a comprehensive international education system:
- Lycée International Polyvalent Victor-Hugo (a secondary school providing bilingual French/English and French/German education)
- Lycée Ste Marie des Champs
- European University (leading to MBA, taught in English)
- Institut Aéronautique et Spatial (Institute of Aeronautics and Space)
- Language centres: Goethe Institut - International House - Dante Alighieri - Instituto Cervantes - Maison de l’Euro
There are a number of agreements in place for working alongside universities abroad, including with MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, University of Tokyo, Georgia Tech, and others. Toulouse and its twinned cities: For many years now, the “Ville Rose” (or “pink city”) of Toulouse has had special links with other cities all over the world: Atlanta (USA), Bologna (Italy), Chongqing (China), Elche and Saragossa (Spain), Kiev (Ukraine), Tel Aviv (Israel), N’Djamena (Chad) and Hanoi (Vietnam).
Alongside the cultural connection, Toulouse has also set up a close economic cooperation, not only with the cities mentioned above, but also with cities in the C6 network including Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Valence, Zaragoza and Montpellier.
Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry
City of Toulouse