In Toulouse, doctors and nurses will form a common campus
“Study together to work better together. This is how Elijah has been presenting this process to us for several years and which differ on the merger of the faculties of medicine to the faculties at the end of October. A merger according to him unprecedented in France. In addition to the two faculties of medicine, the faculty of odontology and that of pharmaceutical sciences, there will be diplomas in nursing, rehabilitation and rehabilitation and maieutics.
“We want to bring together all the healthcare professionals who have a lot of common issues. There is also an interest in research, through transdisciplinarity, ”continues the Dean of the Rangueil Faculty of Medicine. The creation of this new UFR, which will be effective on January 1, 2022, was voted by the board of directors of Paul-Sabatier University after the agreement of the various councils of the current faculties.
This project, led by the university, will allow the pooling of different sectors (IT, real estate, etc.) and should above all lead, in the long term, to the creation of a university center for teaching and research in health. This future campus, which is part of the State-Region plan contract, concerned “around 15,000 students”, according to Dean Élie Serrano.
Two Toulouse sites are currently being considered for its establishment: near the Oncopole, on the Langlade site, or in Rangueil, in place of the current Faculty of Medicine. “The first stone will not be laid before 2025-2026”, Élie Serrano, who specifies that the new governance will be elected during the first half of 2022.