The research landscape at the University of Namur currently comprises 11 Institutes. They bring together and cross-fertilize diverse skills around a global theme. This dynamic encourages transdisciplinary collaborations and original approaches in both research and teaching.

Development Finance & Public Policies (DeFiPP)

DeFIPP consolidates the research work carried out in three pre-existing centers, the CRED, the CEREFIM and the CERPE, each of which represents one of the three main areas of research: development economics, public policy and regional economics and finance, and monetary economics.

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Espace philosophique de Namur (ESPHIN)

A trans-disciplinary space open to the outside world and designed to stimulate original research, ESPHIN addresses themes developed in its two founding departments: that of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and that of Sciences-Philosophies-Society in the Faculty of Science. In synergy with other entities, researchers are also aiming for the emergence of new themes in the major fields of philosophy.

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Institute of Life, Earth and Environment (ILEE)

ILEE brings together competencies in basic and applied sciences, guaranteeing a significant contribution to a better understanding of the evolution of life and current and future environmental challenges, as well as the search for sustainable solutions, from ecological, technological, socio-economic and historical/cultural perspectives.

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UNamur Institute for Research in Didactics and Education (IRDENa)

IRDENa is interested in education as an object of research. Its researchers examine the changes and innovations that are shaking up school and training systems, as well as the roles, identities and training arrangements of those involved in education.

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Namur Digital Institute (NADI)

At NADI, researchers provide innovative solutions to the new societal challenges posed by the digital revolution (eGov, eHealth, eServices, Big data, etc.). Coming from a variety of disciplines, researchers combine their expertise in IT, technology, ethics, law, management or sociology.

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Namur Institute of Language, Text and Transmediality (NALTT)

Bringing together linguists and literary scholars, UNamur's Institute of Language, Text and Transmediality provides a platform for interdisciplinary diachronic and synchronic research into the multiple ways in which different types of verbal and multimodal communicative practices manifest themselves in, give shape to, are regulated by and reflect culture and society.

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Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS)

NARILIS seeks to stimulate two-way interactions between basic researchers and physicians, and to build bridges between the laboratory and the patient's bedside. NARILIS therefore aims to facilitate the translation of basic research findings into clinical applications. Its mission is to promote multidisciplinary research in order to improve human and animal health and quality of life.

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Namur Institute for Complex systems (naXys)

The naXys institute specializes in the analysis of complex systems, whether in astronomy and dynamic cosmology, mathematical biology, optimization in optics, economic complexity or the study of the stability and robustness of these systems.

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Namur Institute of Structured Matter (NISM)

The NISM's research interests cover diverse topics in organic and physical chemistry, materials chemistry, surface science, solid state chemistry and physics, from both theoretical and experimental perspectives.

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Patrimoines, Transmissions, Héritages (PaTHs)

The Patrimoines, Transmissions, Héritages (PaTHs) institute is a federation of research centers and groups that have emerged in and around the Faculty of Philosophy in recent years. Bringing together the researchers active in these groups should lead to fostering a diachronic approach to social and cultural phenomena in the broadest sense, and also to intensifying collaboration between "human sciences".

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The TRANSITIONS Institute aims to explore the different ways in which nature and human society undergo the processes, periods and impacts of transitions, with an emphasis on critically important areas such as the environment, economy, development, mobility, politics, education, justice and social cohesion. Thanks to these strengths, TRANSITIONS fosters interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborative research.

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