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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's great overall, it's really pleasant to study there because of the atmosphere. You get to know most people very quickly as there is not many students and we have all the ressources we need to study.
Very good university for a bachelor's degree. Wonderful place to study in, next to 2 rivers and a medieval forteress, a park and overall a very green region. The library is also a great place to study with lots of space and calm. The courses in themselves are adequate and should give you all the knowledge you need to start a masters anywhere. Lots of Ersasmus possibilities...
International students will find it difficult to adapt to the university environment. At the most, this is an average university.
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