University of Burgundy

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University of Burgundy fulfils a dual mission of education and research in all scientific fields, among which Social sciences, Humanities, Physical sciences, and Life sciences.

Located in Burgundy, between Paris and Lyon, uB has its main campus in Dijon, and several others spread across Burgundy.

It counts 10 faculties, 4 engineering schools, 3 institutes of technology offering undergraduate courses, and 2 professional institutes providing post-graduate programmes.

uB enrols 27,000 students, among whom 3,000 international students, every year.

Fully involved in the Bologna process, uB offers 70 Bachelor programmes, 95 Masters programmes, 16 undergraduate technological programmes, 4 postgraduate engineering programmes, as well as PhD programmes in every field.

Most programmes are taught in French, but a growing number is taught in English.

uB is the only university in the Burgundy region but in recent years it has worked hand in hand with its sister university in the neighbouring region of Franche-Comté.

Both universities hope to be at the forefront of academic education and research in France by pooling knowledge, research projects and teaching programmes.


  • Estimated budget of 230 million Euros in 2010
  • 300.000 m2 surface area over 6 geographical sites throughout the Burgundy region
  • The Dijon campus itself occupies 115 hectares of land


  • 400 academic programs
  • 27000 students Enrolled in 2008-2009
  • 4000 students enrolled in continuing education or distance learning
  • 2500 locals registered with the UTB Open University Program
  • 12 000 degrees awarded in 2007-2008

Research and development

  • Annual budget of 17 million Euros
  • 36 research units
  • 200 research contracts in partnership with corporations overseen by the unit of research valorization.
  • 200 PhDs awarded in 2007
  • 600 popular science research seminars proposed by the Expérimentarium
  • 23 ANR contracts
  • 11 European contracts
  • 163 active European collaborations within the PCRD project framework
  • Annual funding of 2.4 million Euros by the ANR- Europe agency


  • 3,000 International students Including 500 from the Socrates/Erasmus European Exchange Program
  • 126 nationalities
  • 200 partner universities
  • 830 students in foreign programs
  • An International Center for French studies
  • French as a second language courses for international students

Professional Intégration

  • 400 professional degrees
  • More than 1000 job offers after graduation from the University of Burgundy

Campus life

16 Universities Libraries with access to :

  • 800000 printed documents
  • 15 000 electronic documents (E-documents)
  • 698000 publications
  • 6500 journals & reviews
  • 10200 electronic subscriptions
  • 4600 daily patrons to the library network.
  • 130 shows, events or exhibitions organized by Athénéum
  • 130 associations
  • 4 university Restaurants, 7 Cafeterias, over 4000 housing solutions managed by the CROUS ( Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Sociales)
  • Day-care center for 30 babies & 40 children


  • 130 shows, events or exhibitions are organized by Atheneum


  • 50 sports , all proposed by the SUAPS
  • 1600 sports license holders
  • 12 University sport associations
  • 10.000 m2 of enclosed gyms
  • An athletic stadium (stade Colette Besson)
  • An olympic swimming pool, close to the Dijon Campus

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • aculty of Law and Political Sciences
  • Faculty of Language and Communication
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Sports
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering School of Materials Research (ESIREM)
  • Transports and Automobile Institute (ISAT)
  • Jules Guyot Institute of Vine & Wine (IUVV)
  • Training Institute for General administration (IPAG)
  • University of Burgundy Institute for Teachers Training (IUFM)
  • Institute of Technology in Dijon-Auxerre
  • Institute of Technology in Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Institute of Technology in Le Creusot
  • Corporate Documentation Networks & Image Engineering
  • Denis Diderot Culture, Training & Education Management Institute


The University of Burgundy (uB) sinks its roots deep into the history of France. The origins of uB go back to the times of the French monarchy, with the founding of the Dijon faculty of law in 1722, at the instigation of King Louis XV of France.

After the French Revolution, between 1805 and 1809, Emperor Napoleon I of France founded the faculties of Science, Arts and Medicine, at the heart of Dijon.

150 years later, in the 1950’s, the entire University, along with its new faculties, settled on the beautiful current campus, at the doors of the city centre.

Over the past 20 years, five other campuses have been created all across Burgundy. Each one of them contributes to making uB the leading higher education and research institution in the region.

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