Officially founded in 1969, the Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3) is one of the biggest universities in France. It offers a wide range of courses in science, technology, health, and human and social sciences. Each year, it welcomes 36000 students including 3000 foreigners through 200 foreign partner universities. Its range of courses, organized by the Colleges, allows students to choose degree programs in attractive subject areas that range from the most fundamental research domains to applied studies in all scientific fields. Subjects developed at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering include mathematics, chemistry, physics, information technology, electronics, biology, ecology and environmental sciences. The UT3 offers: 18 2-years undergraduate diploma in 14 specialities for industry or services; 14 bachelor's degrees, including 11 in Science, Technology and Health (STS) and 1 in Technical Sciences for Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS); 58 professional bachelor's degrees; 21 master's degrees covering over 105 specialities, including 19 STS; 1 UT3 engineering institute with 3 specialities: Telecommunications and Computer Networks, Civil Geotechnical Engineering and Robotic and Interactive Systems; 6 master's degree courses in engineering; and 11 doctoral schools.

Since 2009, the UT3 has had a department in charge of setting up and managing european projects, within the European, International Relations and Cooperation Department (15 people). The International Relations Office is composed of 14 administrative staff dealing with mobility programs, accommodation, european educational programs such as Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus projects Capacity building for higher education. UT3-PS has several collaborations all around the world in Asia Africa, America and more than 400 Erasmus+ agreements in Europe.

Resolutely internationally oriented, with an open and attractive campus for students and teacher-researchers from all over the world, the University is also setting up mobility schemes for all its staff and students. Its international influence is a strong asset for the excellence of its research, for the quality of its training and in the accomplishment of its primary function, which is education.