the charm and the quality of life
of the Midi-Pyrénées Region
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The Midi-Pyrénées region in figures
This region is the first french region concerning employment in the New Technologies of Information and Communication.
Toulouse : 1st french university city after Paris with
more than 110 000 students : 3 universities, 1 Institut National Polytechnique
gathering 3 schools of engineers, 13 prestigious business and management schools,
prestigious university level college,
9200 high engineers.
Aeronautics : 1st french centre in civil aeronautics ( 46500 persons). AIRBUS, EADS, AIRBUS, EADS ATR, EADS SOCATA, GOODRICH, RATIER-FIGEAC
Electronics : One of the first leader regions with MOTOROLA, SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE, THALES-AVIONICS
Informatics : INFORSUD, CAP GEMINI, IBM, STORAGE TECK
Agrofood : 22 000 employees. HEUDEBERT, SARAH LEE,ANDROS
Mechanical and engineering industries : 25000 employees. ROBERT BOSCH, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
Textile : 1st region concerning the wool weaving, 1st region for the manufacturing of technical textile.
Wood-paper : 3rd french wooded region, 5th concerning the production.
Research and development : 1st french region for the public research, 400 laboratories implicated in more than 80 european programmes, 15 500 researchers
International airport of Toulouse Blagnac : 15 minutes from downtown, 5.4 milions of passengers in 2000, 3rd french airport cocnerning the freightage, 45 airlines, 18 international regular connections, 15 national direct connections, a connection to Paris 2 times per hour.