University of Namur

Namur, Belgium
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.



Founded in 1831 by the Society of Jesus.


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 in Namur aims at balancing ethics and excellence. It is developed in 105 research units, active in arts, law, social and exact sciences, medicine and computer science. The UNamur excels in sectors such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, physics and chemistry of surfaces, engineering of information systems and data bases, legal questions raised by information and communication technologies, regional economics, economics of development and social representation of disabilities.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Business & Management (2)
  • Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration
  • Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Social Sciences (2)


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 tocompaniesand 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: ayouth hostel, or… a camp-ground, but there are also manyguest 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

Traveller's access to the Internet is now a necessity. Some companies are opening their wireless network without any restriction or security. Others are providing the security by a complex management of cryptographic keys as WEP or others. Alawn propose a technological and legal framework for providing a wireless connexion without having to manage the management of a system of distributed keys.

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 organizes, 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.