The École des Docteurs has a unique dedicated International PhD Office, federated the 15 doctoral schools, providing information, advice and support for PhD candidates wishing to study abroad and international students wishing to enroll in a PhD programmes at the Université de Toulouse."L'École des Docteurs" representing a total of 9,100 research personnel, including 5,100 academic staff and 4,300 PhD students, with 900 PhDs awarded per year. It covers all scientific domains and it is located in the Occitanie region.
The students are trained to take up the challenges of the future in many areas: economy, societal issues, energy, transport, information, nutrition... The fact that one graduate in two studying in Toulouse comes from other regions in France or from abroad clearly illustrates the scope of its influence.
The scientific strategy of the University of Toulouse is based on a dual approach consisting in fostering emerging projects and steering strategic research initiatives. It is deployed in three phases:
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Many services and facilities are designed to help the students get easier access to accommodation (regional guarantee system), benefit from cultural events, improve their language skills.
Outstanding document resources are available to students and researchers in the Midi-Pyrénées region. The documentation departments of Toulouse HE institutions are part of a network counting over 50 libraries, which is a rather unique example in France.
Situated between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, in the heart of Southern France and close to the Pyrenees mountain range, the Midi-Pyrenees region has long been a major crossroads in Europe. Attracting 15 000 newcomers every year, Toulouse, the capital of the region which has been fast growing both demographically and economically, boasts a particularly rich vibrant cultural and artistic heritage.