Welcome to Toulouse and ISAE-SUPAERO !

Toulouse : an university town and the european capital of aeronautics and space.

Welcome to Toulouse!

European capital of aeronautics and space

Toulouse, the 4th largest city in France and the capital of the large Midi-Pyrénées region, is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 km from the Pyrenean mountains and 730 km from Paris. With over 700 000 inhabitants, Toulouse is continuing to grow.

A dynamic city, known as the “pink city” because of the pinky colour of its bricks, Toulouse is renowned for its excellence in the fields of aeronautics, space, electronics, information technology, biotechnology, health and food processing, all of which contribute to make Toulouse and its region highly competitive.

Toulouse is an important university town, with over 110 000 students at its 3 universities and 14 « Grandes Ecoles », thus providing choice and recruitment opportunities for employers.

Toulouse and its region are also rich in history and culture, with a large choice of museums, theatres, circus, cultural events andproductions.

Some figures
  • 4th city in France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon
  • No. 1 in Europe in the field of aeronautics and No. 2 in the world
  • No. 1 in Europe in space technology
  • No. 1 in France for embedded systems
  • More than 30,000 people work in 600 establishments associated with Aerospace sector
  • 2nd university town in France
  • 10 500 people employed in over 400 research centres


Welcome to ISAE-SUPAERO !

ISAE-SUPAERO is a key player in higher education and research for aerospace engineering in Europe.

Leading aerospace training and research centre, ISAE-SUPAERO offers general high-level multi-discipline scientific and technological master of science level program: the SUPAERO graduate program.

The Institute also provides specialized courses such as advanced masters programs. Some courses specialise in scientific subjects, while others provide top-level teaching in management, administration and business. ISAE-SUPAERO also collaborates with other “Grandes Ecoles” to maximise the excellence of the courses.

ISAE-SUPAERO has developed close links with industries and research laboratories, in order to privilege the scientific research carried out in the Institute laboratories (in particular with ONERA), and to favour the synergy between teaching and research.  The Institute is certified to grant Université de Toulouse PhD.

ISAE-SUPAERO co-operates with many prestigious higher education institutes in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. Indeed, ISAE-SUPAERO students can benefit from various opportunities to study abroad, and ISAE-SUPAERO itself welcomes many foreign students on the Engineering, Master of science and Doctorate degree courses and on continuing education programs.

Widely open to international partnerships, ISAE-SUPAERO also belongs to several networks trough GEA (Groupe des écoles aéronautiques et spatiales),  PEGASUS (Partnership for a European Group of Aeronautic and Space Universities) and TIME (Top industrial managers for Europe).

Locally, ISAE-SUPAERO is an important contributor to the competence of the region in the fields of aeronautics and space, and an active participant in the synergies developed with numerous partners, such as institutes, industries and higher educational establishments in France and abroad.