The knowledge and practice of architecture require multidisciplinary knowledge that can only be kept up-to-date through comparison and scientific cooperation beyond national boundaries. The perspective provided by exposure to other cultures explains the tradition of travel in architects' education.

    Toulouse School of Architecture is an administrative public institution of higher education created by Decree no. 78-266 of 8 March 1978. After being overseen by the Ministries of Equipment and the Environment, it is currently under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. The School is administered by a Board of Governors and operates with a number of institutional and academic bodies in which students are represented and taken into account.