University of Namur

The University of Namur (UNamur) was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1831. Today, the research and teaching activities of its members still endorse the values related to its humanistic origins: openness, human excellence, sustainability and liberty. The university’s priority is to educate students and researchers as responsible and active members of society.

Situated in the southern, French-speaking part of Belgium the University of Namur welcomes around 6,700 students. It comprises six faculties that offer a total of approx. forty academic programmes: a Faculty of Arts, a Faculty of Computer Science, a Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration, a Faculty of Law, a Faculty of Medecine and a Faculty of Sciences.

The research activities at UNamur are primarily organized in 11 research institutes:

  • DeFiPP (Development, Finance & Public Policies)
  • esphin (Espace philosophique de Namur)
  • ILEE (Institute of Life, Earth and Environment)
  • IRDENa (Institut de Recherches en Didactiques et Education de l’UNamur)
  • NADI (Namur Digital Institute)
  • NaLTT (Namur Institute of Language, Text and Transmediality)
  • NARILIS (Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences)
  • naXys (Namur Institute for Complex Systems)
  • NISM (Namur Institute of Structured Matter)
  • PaTHs (Patrimoines, Transmissions, Héritages)

UNamur hosts a number of European H2020 projects, including ERC projects.

UNamur maintains a vast network of international partners from all continents resulting in over 300 collaboration agreements.

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