Based on the internationally-recognised format of Graduate Schools, the French Ecoles Université de Recherche (EUR) bring together both higher education institutions and research structures. They have a clear international component and benefit from strong ties with economic stakeholders.
The TESS Graduate School combines masters and doctoral programmes from the University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier as well as several high calibre research laboratories. Supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR), TESS offers opportunities for a master-doctorate-employment continuum to the best foreign and local students alike.
What is TESS, specifically?
The Toulouse Graduate School of Earth and Space Science (TESS) aims to train the next generation of scientists on the front-line dealing with the monitoring and management of global change. It draws its strength from one of the largest concentrations of people working in this field in Europe, a world-renowned talent hub.
The programme emphasises “learning by doing” through the use of innovative teaching methods. Incoming and outgoing mobility grants are available to encourage international partnerships and allow students to seek research internships abroad. Classes are presented in English to increase accessibility for foreign students.
Our dedicated fields of research
Monitoring and understanding the Earth
Exploring our place in the Universe
Addressing challenges of natural resources and the environment
Forecasting and predicting future behaviour
of TESS’ disciplines feature in the TOP50 of the Shanghai Rankings
12 research laboratories involved in TESS
10 partner institutions support TESS
a network of more than 25 institutions abroad
Four Master’s Degree programmes offered by Paul Sabatier University currently participate in the TESS masters programme through some of their specialisation streams. Each Master’s degree equates to 120 ECTS. The TESS programme is an advanced course for selected students common to these four Masters that aims to offer attractive career opportunities to the best students […]
The SDU2E Doctoral School “Sciences de l’Univers, de l’Environnement et de l’Espace” perfectly covers the disciplines of TESS. The doctoral school awards approximately 85 PhDs per year. All doctoral students of the TESS programme are registered with this doctoral school whose role is to guide students throughout their PhD, organising additional training and ensuring that […]