University of Namur

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Group.png University of Namur  
HeadquartersNamur, Belgium
Sponsored byOmidyar Network
A founding member of the Académie Louvain, the association of French-speaking Catholic universities in Belgium.
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The University of Namur (UNamur, formerly Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix or FUNDP) is a Belgian university. It includes six faculties. It was founded in 1831 by the Jesuits as a secondary college, in the restored buildings of the former Benedictine abbey of Paix-Notre-Dame in Namur.

Today, the Notre-Dame de la Paix faculties, which became the University of Namur in March 2013, have more than 6,600 students. Teaching and research are carried out there jointly in the fields of science, economics, law, medicine, computing and literature. The university is a founding member of the Louvain Academy and of the Pôle Académie de Namur, which it chairs.

Notable alumni


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Alumni on Wikispooks

Jean-François van Boxmeer12 September 1961BelgiumBusinesspersonBelgian Bilderberg businessman
Mathias Cormann20 September 1970AustraliaPoliticianBelgian-born Australian politician, Secretary-General of the OECD.
Jean-Luc Dehaene7 August 194015 May 2014BelgiumPoliticianAttended the 2004 Bilderberg as former Prime Minister of Belgium
Paul Janssen12 September 192611 November 2003BelgiumDoctor
Belgian businessman who founded Janssen Pharmaceutica, which became a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson in 1961
Manuela Ferreira Leite3 December 1940PortugalPolitician
Portuguese politician. Attended the Bilderberg in 1996 and 2009
Jacques van Ypersele de Strihou5 December 1936BelgiumCivil servant
Deep state functionary
A discrete person close to the royal family but well-known in Belgian and international political and economic circles.