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visuel rubrique partenariat dense - INRA Toulouse

A strong and diverse partnership

Updated on 12/17/2013
Published on 12/02/2013

A strong and diverse partnership

Toulouse (3rd Academic City in France) and its area are part of a top scientific and academic cluster at both a national and international level.

- Almost 17800 scientists (3rd rank in terms of researcher numbers of which 2/3rd from the Private Research sector)
- 114500 students following High Education trainings (ranking 6th at a national level)
- 4 universities
- 1 national Polytechnic School gathering 7 schools
- 9 prestigious schools
- The 3rd  European Research Centre in Economics(Toulouse School of Economics)

The Midi-Pyrénées region ranks 3rd for gross expenditure of the National  Research and Development budget with a budget of 4,2% of the gross internal product. 3,2% goes to Private Research and 1% to Public Research.
Three main Midi-Pyrénées clusters for competitiveness can be found:

  1. the Aeronautic sector,
  2. the Human Health sector and its Research on Cancer,
  3. the Agricultural sector and its food industry.

The nearby scientific clusters as well as the High Education Establishments are valuable assets for our INRA Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Centre. Our Centre plays a major part in this scientific regional dynamism and gets involved in various regional scientific partnerships.