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. 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
- Robert Folz, French historian, medievalist, former Dean
- 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)
- Louis Renault (jurist) (lecturer at this university, later Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
- 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
- Bernard Schmitt, economist, founder of the school of economic thought known as quantum economics
- Aurélie Trouvé, President of ATTAC France
- Mohammed A. Aldouri, former Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (2001-2003)
- Edvard Beneš, Former President of Czechoslovakia
- Guy Canivet jurist, president of the Court of Cassation
- Chérie Carter-Scott, American author
- Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician
- Rachida Dati, Member of the European Parliament, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice
- Mahmoud El Materi, Former Minister (Tunisia)
- Jacques Fradin, Medical Doctor, cognitive and behavioural therapist
- Pierre Frogier, Politician, former President of the Government of New Caledonia
- Henri-François Gautrin, Member of National Assembly of Quebec
- Léopold Gnininvi, Togolese politician, Secretary-General of the Democratic Convention of African Peoples
- Roger Guillemin, French National medal of Science in 1976, Nobel Prize for medicine in 1977
- Lawrence Gushee, American musicologist
- Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, prominent Iranian writer
- Joseph Jacotot, philosopher, creator of the method of "intellectual emancipation"
- Alain Joyandet, politician, former Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony
- Henri Jayer, French vintner
- Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso (2015–present)
- 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
- Arnaud Montebourg, Deputy of the fifth district of Saône-et-Loire to the French National Assembly
- Lawrence Clark Powell, literary critic, bibliographer and author
- Carol Remond, award-winning journalist (Dow Jones Newswires), publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
- Aurélie Trouvé (fr), President of ATTAC France
- Pierre Viette, entomologist
- George Kennedy Young, deputy director of MI6
- 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
- Paul Bosc - Chairman and Founder of Château Des Charmes, recipient of the Order of Canada