University of Namur

The University of Namur (UNamur) carries on the values of the humanistic tradition through teaching and research: universality, quality, ethical commitment and solidarity. Its priority is to educate students and researchers as responsible and active members of society.

Top reasons to study here

  • Over 70 academic programmes in three study cycles.
  • 6.700 students, including 1000 international students of 60 different nationalities.
  • Over 600 international scientific collaborations.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Social Sciences (2)

About

History

From 1831, under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Brabant, father of the mayor of Namur, seven families contribute to facilitate the foundation of a Jesuit college in Namur, provided that a class of philosophy after school secondary. 

Education

With 70 different programmes at the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels, the UNamur welcomes over 6.650 students in six Faculties: Arts, Law, Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration, Computer Science, Medicine and Sciences. Its reputation is based on the quality of its education, the availability of its professors and sufficient resources to ensure maximum chances of success for each student: introduction to study techniques, preparation courses, small group work, course materials available on-line, personalized assessments.

Research

Recently updated, the research landscape of UNamur includes 11 transdisciplinary research institutes . Research activities are based on cutting-edge scientific equipment grouped into 8 technological platforms . Researchers work on interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects involving fundamental and applied research. Their expertise covers many areas.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
970 -9
2017
961
2016
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

UNamur offers several services to researchers, such as the identification of financing opportunities, support inTechnology Transfer, or regarding International Mobility.

Many research units at UNamur possess state-of-the-art equipment that can be put at the disposal of researchers within and outside UNamur. The list of such equipment refers to the corresponding department and contact person.

Research units at UNamur offer different services to companies and establish research collaborations with industries and research centres.

Housing services

  • The university has more than 400 residence units available for students: residences for women and for men, community/group houses and project kots (several private student rooms with common areas and facilities, living and working together in one residence on a common project).
  • The private housing rental market is very well developed in the city. Many possibilities to find housing adapted to your needs exist.
  • If you need a place to stay for a few days (waiting of your kot or during the preparatory courses), then Namur has: a youth hostel, or… a camp-ground, but there are also many guest houses, bed and breakfasts and hotels.

Library services

The Moretus Plantin University Library(BUMP) is the central library of UNamur.

The library is well stocked with some 800.000 volumes, 7.000 electronic periodicals, as well as multidisciplinary databases of bibliographical and text based files.

The library also has an invaluable collection of old and rare books.

ICT services

The ICT (Information and Communication Technologies for Education) Unit provides information, training, advice and support for the design and production of educational products and devices using Information and Communication Technologies. It participates in the development and / or support of projects selected during the call for multimedia projects.

Medical services

When you see a doctor, the cost of the examination may be covered by your health insurance.

For all appointments at the doctor’s, or if your doctor comes to your home, or for appointments with a specialist, your receive a document.

Student Life

Campus life

The University campus is situated in the centre of the city of Namur, the capital of Wallonia (the French speaking region in Belgium), which is close to other major centres like Brussels. Students have direct access to the railway station, housing, shops, cinemas, theatres, sports facilities …

The UNamur campus has a lot to offer : a sports hall, a radio station, a choir, community housing for students sharing the same cultural or social project (« kots à projets »)… Various activities are organised on the campus such as sports competitions, tournamentsand challenges, introduction to music or plastic arts, language courses, theatre shows or concerts. Life is lived to the full in Namur.

Sports facilities

Doing sport it is good for health… but it needs to be fun! So find what's good for you. In Namur, whether it's for fun or competition, individual or on a team, inside or outside, the sports activities suggested make it possible for everyone to continue their favorite sport or to discover a new one.

The Students Association also organises, in collaboration with some project Kots, various tournaments (mini-foot, volleybal) during the year and some fun and unique activities at various times (university festival).

The University of Namur has a general sports hall including a large gym (minis-foot, basketball, volleyball), and rooms for martial arts and power-training.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The Namur city and also University are so interesting they have many events all the time.But for people who may not like such city maybe i is better to choose more quite city or university

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would do everything the same way as I did.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I liked the quantity of group works.

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