Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès


The event benefits from completely renovated facilities of a university campus open to the city

The University Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, university of Arts, Litterature and Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences also teaches Mathematics, Computer Science, as well as Economics and Management Sciences to its more than 30,000 students.

Heiress of the Faculty of Litterature, it is rooted in a several centuries tradition of humanism and disciplinary openness. Founded in 1229, it acquires during the XVIth century a great reputation since it hosts prestigious humanists, such as Servetus, Etienne Dolet, Michel de l'Hospital, Rabelais and probably Montaigne. In 1808, it becomes Imperial University: it brings together the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, Letters, Law, Science and a School of Medicine.

In the XXth century, the University of Litterature reached its full development: it left the city center in 1968 to settle permanently in 1971 in the new district of Mirail. The main campus was part of the project "Mirail Ville nouvelle" by architects Candilis, Josic and Woods. Extremely innovative in its design, it quickly turned out to be insufficient capacity (less than 10,000 students) and presented, from the outset, major dysfunctions. Complemented by new buildings from 1992, this campus has been completely rebuilt: the last buildings were delivered for the academic year 2016. The University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès today aims to offer all its users a living environment, work and studies at the highest international standards.

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