University of Burgundy
|Université de Bourgogne|
|2,900 including 1,500 professors. 2,500 adjunct professors|
|Location||Dijon, Bourgogne, France
The University of Burgundy is situated on a large campus called Campus Montmuzard, 15 minutes by bus from the city centre. The humanities and sciences are well represented on the main campus, along with law, medicine, and literature in separate buildings. The IUT (Institute of technology) is also on the campus, providing specialist higher level diplomas in business, biology, communications and computer science.
The university counts 10 faculties, 4 engineering schools, 3 institutes of technology offering undergraduate courses, and 2 professional institutes providing post-graduate programmes.
With numerous student societies and good support services for international and disabled students, the campus is a welcoming place with numerous CROUS restaurants and canteens providing subsidised food and snacks.
In 2008–2009, the number of students was about 27,000 divided into six areas, Dijon, Auxerre, Chalon-sur-Saône, Le Creusot, Mâcon and Nevers. The territorial areas (Dijon excepted) receive 11% of the total of students.[clarification needed] There are about 3000 foreign students. 66% of the students are from Burgundy.
The CIEF (Centre International d'Études Françaises) allows students at all proficiency levels to immerse themselves in French language classes.
Points of interest
- Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher
- Louis Bachelier, French mathematician
- Pietro Balestra, economist
- Doug Beardsley, poet
- Gaspard Auguste Brullé, French entomologist
- Roland Carraz, former member of the French Parliament and former Secretary of state
- Lucien Febvre, French historian
- Robert M. French, French Cognitive scientist
- Henri Hauser, Economist, historian, geographer
- Albert Mathiez, French historian (Professor from 1919 to 1926)
- Bernard de Montmorillon, French economist, Former Dean at the Paris IX university (Dauphine)
- Jean Richard (historian), historian, member of the Institut de France, President of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres since 2002
- Albert Schatz, jurist, historian
- Aurélie Trouvé, President of ATTAC France
- Chérie Carter-Scott, American author
- Mahmoud El Materi, Former Minister (Tunisia)
- Jacques Fradin, Medical Doctor, cognitive and behavioural therapist
- Léopold Gnininvi, Togolese politician, Secretary-General of the Democratic Convention of African Peoples
- Joseph Jacotot, philosopher, creator of the method of "intellectual emancipation"
- Alain Joyandet, politician, former Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony
- H. T. Kirby-Smith, American author and poet
- Faik Konica, Albanian politician, stylist, critic.
- Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist
- Kevin S. MacLeod, Usher of the Black Rod for the Canadian Senate
- Lawrence Clark Powell, literary critic, bibliographer and author
- Carol Remond, award-winning journalist (Dow Jones Newswires), publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
- Doina Bobeica - Famous Florist
- Maxime Touffet - Director of Renon Inc.
- Chuka Umunna - British politician
- Robin Deiana - TV personality, breakdancer and model who lives and performs in South Korea; current cast member in the talk show Non-Summit