The Alioune Diop University is located at the entrance of the department of Bambey In the region of Diourbel. In 2007 a regional university center (CUR) was supposed to be held, but a transformation took place in 2009 to convert the regional university center into a university.
The University of Bambey welcomes almost 2500 students and 66 teachers. Professor Lamine Gueye is the rector of the institution which currently has 3 units of training and research (UFR) and 10 professional licenses
The motto is "Excellence is my constancy, Ethic my Virtue"