22 Notable alumni of
University of Namur

The University of Namur is 1751st in the world, 582nd in Europe, and 11th in Belgium by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 22 notable alumni from the University of Namur sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mathias Cormann

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    Mathias Cormann
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann is a Belgian-born Australian politician and diplomat who currently serves as the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He assumed the office on 1 June 2021, upon the retirement of his predecessor José Ángel Gurría. Previously, he served as the Australian Minister for Finance from 2013 to 2020 and Western Australian senator for the Liberal Party from 2007 to 2020. His seven year, 42 day tenure as Minister for Finance was the longest in Australian history, spanning the Abbott, Turnbull, and Morrison governments. He additionally served as Minister for the Public Service from 2018 to 2019.

  2. Paul Janssen

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    Paul Janssen
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1926-2003 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Paul Adriaan Jan, Baron Janssen was a Belgian physician. He was the founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica, a pharmaceutical company with over 20,000 employees which is now a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

  3. Jean-Luc Dehaene

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    Jean-Luc Dehaene
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1940-2014 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jean Luc Joseph Marie "Jean-Luc" Dehaene was a Belgian politician who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 1992 until 1999. During his political career, he was nicknamed "The Plumber" and "The Minesweeper" for his ability to negotiate political deadlocks. A member of the Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams (CD&V) party and its antecedents, Dehaene gained his first ministerial appointment in 1981. Dehaene's first government (1992–1995) included both Christian and Social Democrats and presided over the creation of a new constitution, effectively transforming Belgium into a federal state. His second government (1995–1999) coincided with a number of crises in Belgium including the Dutroux scandal. The Dioxin Affair, occurring shortly before the 1999 election, led to a swing against the major parties and Dehaene's government fell. Following his final term as Prime Minister he was active in both Belgian and European politics. He was also on UEFA's financial fair play regulatory body and managed Dexia Bank during the financial crisis. He was the last prime minister of King Baudouin's reign.

  4. Koen Lenaerts

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    Koen Lenaerts
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    pedagogueuniversity teacherjuristjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Koen Lenaerts, Baron Lenaerts is a Belgian jurist and the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is also a Professor of European Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and was a member of the Coudenberg group, a Belgian federalist think tank.

  5. André Antoine

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    André Antoine
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1858-1943 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    actortheatrical directorfilm directorstage actorliterary critic
    Biography

    André Antoine was a French actor, theatre manager, film director, author, and critic who is considered the father of modern mise en scène in France.

  6. André-Joseph Léonard

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    André-Joseph Léonard
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianuniversity teacherCatholic priestwriter
    Biography

    André-Joseph Léonard is a Belgian prelate who served as the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and Primate of Belgium after his installation on 27 February 2010. He had previously served as Bishop of Namur from 1991 until 2010 under the name André-Mutien Léonard. Pope Francis accepted his resignation on 1 June 2015.

  7. Philippe Maystadt

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    Philippe Maystadt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1948-2017 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    university teacherbankerpoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    Philippe M.P.J. Maystadt was a Belgian politician who served as Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2000 to 2011.

  8. Oliver Paasch

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    Oliver Paasch
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Oliver Paasch is a Belgian politician of the German-speaking Pro Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft party and the incumbent Prime Minister of the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

  9. Melchior Wathelet, Jr

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    Melchior Wathelet, Jr
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjurist
    Biography

    Melchior Wathelet is a Belgian politician, Secretary of State of Environment, Energy, Mobility and Institutional Reforms, and member of the Centre démocrate humaniste (cdH). His father is Melchior Wathelet. He followed part of his secondary education in Dutch at a school in Bilzen, Limburg. After a degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain and a Master of European Law from the University of Southampton, he became lawyer at the Bar association of Liège in 2002.

  10. Eva Brems

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    Eva Brems
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    university teacherpoliticianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Eva Brems is a Belgian university professor, human rights defender and politician. She is a senior lecturer in human rights and non-Western law at Ghent University. Besides her academic engagements, Brems has also been politically active. From 2006 until 2010, she was the president of the Flemish division of Amnesty International. In the spring of 2010 she announced her candidacy in the 2010 Belgian general election for the Chamber of Representatives. She now represents the constituency of Leuven for the environmentalist party Groen.

  11. Louis Godart

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    Louis Godart
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologistclassical philologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Louis Godart is an Italian archaeologist of Belgian origins. He is a specialist in Mycenaean archaeology and philology and holds the chair of philology at the University of Naples Federico II. He is also currently Director for the Conservation of Artistic Heritage of the Italian President.

  12. Alessandro Morbidelli

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    Alessandro Morbidelli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Alessandro Morbidelli, is an Italian astronomer and planetary scientist currently employed by the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice.

  13. Bernard de Give

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    Bernard de Give
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1913-2020 (aged 107)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianCatholic priestlinguist
    Biography

    Bernard de Give was a Belgian priest and writer who became a monk of Scourmont Abbey.

  14. Eugène Lafont

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    Eugène Lafont
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1837-1908 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    missionaryCatholic priestphysicist
    Biography

    Eugène Lafont, S.J., was a Belgian Jesuit priest, who became a missionary in India, where he became a noted scientist and the founder of the first Scientific Society in India.

  15. Oly Ilunga Kalenga

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    Oly Ilunga Kalenga
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who was the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health from 2016 to 2019. He resigned his post on 22 July 2019, then was arrested on 14 September 2019 for allegedly mismanaging a portion of Congo's $4.3 million in Ebola response money, an allegation that he denies.

  16. Andries Van den Abeele

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    Andries Van den Abeele
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    historianpolitician
    Biography

    Andries Maurice Jean Marie Baron Van den Abeele is a Belgian historian and historical preservationist and former entrepreneur, politician and employers' organization chairman.

  17. Betty Batoul

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    Betty Batoul
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Betty Batoul Ben el Hiouel, alias Betty Batoul, was born on October 16, 1964 in Ixelles in Belgium. she is a Belgian-Moroccan writer of French language and an dynamic human rights activist in Belgium and Morocco, more specifically in the fight against violence against women and sexual child abuse.

  18. Jean-Pierre De Bandt

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    Jean-Pierre De Bandt
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Jean-Pierre, Baron de Bandt is a Belgian lawyer and former the President of the Coudenberg group, a Belgian federalist think tank.

  19. Henri Depelchin

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    Henri Depelchin
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1822-1900 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    missionaryCatholic priest
    Biography

    Henri Joseph Depelchin, SJ, was a Belgian Jesuit priest and missionary in India and Africa. As a missionary, he was the first superior of the failed Zambesi Mission in Africa and the founder and first superior of the West Bengal Mission in India. As an educator, he was the founder and first director of three major colleges in India.

  20. Henri Bogaert

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    Henri Bogaert
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Henri Bogaert, born on April 22, 1948, is a Belgian economist. From 1993 to 2014, he has been director of the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau and, until he retired in 2017, he was also professor of economic policy at the University of Namur.

  21. John Patrick Farrelly

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    John Patrick Farrelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1921 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    John Patrick Farrelly was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Cleveland from 1909 until his death in 1921.

  22. Vincent Meunier

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    Vincent Meunier
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Vincent Meunier is a Belgian/American condensed matter and materials physicist known for his theoretical and computational research on electronic, optoelectronic, and structural properties of low-dimensional materials. Among his contributions are the quantum mechanical description of processes responsible for scanning tunneling image formation in low-dimensional materials, the development of a microscopic theory of nanocapacitors, and contributions to the theory of electronic transport and ultra-low frequency vibrational modes in van der Waals heterostructures. He is the Head and Professor in the Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA where he holds the Gayl and Jeffrey Kodosky Constellation Chair in Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).