University of Burgundy

The University of Burgundy (French: Université de Bourgogne, uB; formerly known as Université de Dijon) is a public university located in Dijon, France.

University of Burgundy
Université de Bourgogne
Coat of arms of the ancient university of Dijon.svg
Former name
University of Dijon (1722-1984)
Established1722; 300 years ago (1722)[1]
Budget242 million €
RectorAlain Bonnin
Administrative staff
2,774 including 1,519 professors. 2,700 adjunct professors
Location, ,
Coordinates: 47°18′45″N 5°4′15″E / 47.31250°N 5.07083°E / 47.31250; 5.07083
Université de Bourgogne Logo.svg

The University of Burgundy is situated on a large campus (more than 150 ha) in the west part of Dijon of called Campus Montmuzard, about 15 minutes by tram 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 2018, the number of students was 30,917 divided into six areas, Dijon, Auxerre, Chalon-sur-Saône, Le Creusot, Mâcon and Nevers. The territorial areas (Dijon excepted) receive about 89% of the total of students.[2] There are about 2 783 foreign students in 2018. 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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  2. ^ "Les chiffres clés et indicateurs de l'université de Bourgogne". (in French). Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2015-12-04.

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