The Université de Toulouse 1 (UT1) Capitole has its roots in a faculty of canonical law established in 1229. Well known for its reputation in law and political science, the university has diversified its research and academic programs since the 1960s, hiring top-quality faculty in economics and management.
Toulouse 1 Capitole (UT1) is a teaching and research centre of international excellence for law, economics and management. We are proud to have Jean Tirole, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economy among our lecturer-researchers. In 2012, it was awarded the "Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence" label by the European Commission.
Today UT1’s school of economics and institute of business administration have reputations that extend well beyond France; both are considered among the top European institutions for teaching and research in these disciplines. The university enrolls more than 18,500 students, of which 20% are international students from every continent on the globe.