Year of foundation: 1899
Approx. number of students: 1,500
MCI partner since: 2013
Dijon is located in eastern France; it's the capital of the Cote-d'Or department and of the Burgundy region. It has approx. 150,000 inhabitants. Dijon's churches include Dijon Cathedral. The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gothic and Renaissance. Many still-inhabited town houses in the city's central district date from the 18th century and earlier. Dijon architecture is distinguished by, among other things, toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow and black and arranged in geometric patterns.
Dijon holds an International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. With over 500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors every year, it is one of the ten most important fairs in France. Dijon is also home, every three years, to the international flower show Florissimo. Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard which originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted verjuice, the acidic "green" juice of not-quite-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe.
Burgundy School of Business is one of the "Grand écoles de commerce" in France. Since October 2008 the ESC Dijon is cooperating with the Oxford Brookes University in England in a number of fields. The campus of the university is located in the center of Dijon. Additionally the BSB also has campi in Lyon, Paris and Beaune.
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