History, Affiliations, and Rankings
The University of Burgundy has a long and illustrious history in France. The beginnings of uB may be traced back to the French monarchy, with King Louis XV of France's initiation of the foundation of the Dijon school of law in 1722. Over 150 years later, in the 1950s, the whole University and its additional faculty relocated to the lovely modern site, which is located just outside the city center. The university is affiliated to the Université Bourgogne - Franche-Comté. The European University Association (EUA) is officially accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The University of Burgundy is ranked #855 in Best Global Universities, according to the US News 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
The main campus, which has a population of 24,000 students, is located in Dijon. The campus, which is only 10 minutes from the city center, has 115 hectares of lush greenery. On-campus, there are 130 active student groups, as well as multiple libraries, high-quality sports facilities, a vibrant cultural center, a permanent art exhibition, various university cafés and housing halls for students, and daycare. Le Creusot, Nevers, Auxerre, Chalon-sur-Saone, and Mâcon are the other campuses. It enrolls 3,000 members of faculty and 29,000 students, including more than 2,300 international students, and offers 400 different degrees at all levels (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D).
Accomplishments and Alumni
This institution has consistently prioritized student growth by emphasizing high-quality education, international education standards, and international exchange activities. Professor Louis Renault of the University of Burgundy's Department of Commercial Law was named a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 1907. There are 27 research units within the university, which are further grouped into six primary research topics. Former MI6 deputy director George Kennedy Young, Nobel Prize laureate Roger Guillemin, novelist and critic Lawrence Clark Powell, writer Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, and politician Rachida Dati are among its illustrious graduates.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The majority of the degrees are taught in French, while some are offered in English. Over 1,500 students and teachers attend tuition lessons, intensive courses, and evening programs at the Center for French Studies each year to enhance their language abilities. With almost 200 partner universities, there is also a large international community. It provides 400 different degrees at various levels (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.), employs 3,000 people, and enrolls 34,000 students, including over 2,900 overseas students.