The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (L’Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour or UPPA) was founded in 1972
"It is a multi-site establishment, based in Pau (département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques) but also in Bayonne, Tarbes and Mont-de-Marsan in the Adour river basin. Coming administratively under the Academy of Bordeaux, it is the third largest university in southwestern France (after Bordeaux and Toulouse), with some 12,000 students. The University’s logo is a stylised representation of the Pyrénées or the Pic du Midi d’Ossau, the blue triangle being the Atlantic ocean. The colors used (yellow, green blue) are those of the university’s graphic charter."