University of Burgundy

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University of Burgundy
Université de Bourgogne
Université de Bourgogne Logo.svg
Type public
Established 1722[1]
Rector Alain Bonnin
Administrative staff
2,900 including 1,500 professors. 2,500 adjunct professors
Students 27,400
Undergraduates 16,800
Postgraduates 9,400
Location Dijon, Bourgogne, France
Coordinates: 47°18′45″N 5°4′15″E / 47.31250°N 5.07083°E / 47.31250; 5.07083
Campus Dijon

The University of Burgundy (French: Université de Bourgogne, uB; also University of Dijon, Université de Dijon) is a university in Dijon, 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.

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Notable faculty[edit]

  • Roland Carraz, former member of the French Parliament and former Secretary of state
  • Bernard de Montmorillon, French economist, Former Dean at the Paris IX university (Dauphine)
  • Aurélie Trouvé, President of ATTAC France

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Joseph Jacotot, philosopher, creator of the method of "intellectual emancipation"
  • Alain Joyandet, politician, former Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony
  • Carol Remond, award-winning journalist (Dow Jones Newswires), publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
  • Doina Bobeica - Famous Florist
  • Maxime Touffet - Director of Renon Inc.
  • Robin Deiana - TV personality, breakdancer and model who lives and performs in South Korea; current cast member in the talk show Non-Summit

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