The Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées (UFTMiP) brings together 4 Universités and 17 Specialised Centers for Higher Education that together have 120,000 enrolled students.

Midi-Pyrénées is the leading French region for research with 16.2 researchers for 1,000 salaried positions and 4.1% of GDP spent on research – around twice the European average.

Marie France Barthet, the  President of the Université de Toulouse, fully supports the TMBI project.