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Universidad Central del Ecuador (Ecuador)

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image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014


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Overview

The university was established in 1651 and has its seat in Quito but dependencies in the country, especially also on the Galapagos Islands.
Source: information provided in 2012 by E. Càceres-Tinillo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014


Flag

The normal dark blue outdoor flag has a ratio of approx. 1:2 with the seal centred. The president's banner is red, divided by a blue bend sinister with the seal centred and has golden fringes at three sides.
The seal has a golden circumscription in a white bordure fimbriated golden. The circumscription is in golden initials "UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR" (above) and "FUNDADA EN 1651" (below, smaller) "QUITO" (below, slightly bigger,2nd line). In a blue field is a rectangular "French" shield divided per fess into yellow over green. Above is a red bonfire, fimbriated golden, lighted by four golden stems. Beneath are a white closed book, a white pen and a white compass, all fimbriated golden. Above the shield are 14 golden stars, either ordered in alongside an invisible circle or oval. The shield is flanked by a white scroll fimbriated golden with a Latin inscription In golden initials “OMNIUM POTENTIOR EST SAPIENTIA” (wisdom is mightier than everything(?)).
Source: information provided in 2012 by E. Càceres-Tinillo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014


Original flag

image by Ivan Sache, 17 January 2015
Reconstructed image

The flag of the university was originally prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 July 1930 by the University Council.
Article 1.
The flag of "Universidad Central" shall be scarlet red and cobalt blue, and shall measure 3 m in width on 1.50 m in height. The blue stripe, charged with the white letters "U.C." shall be placed diagonally on the red field, the height of the stripe being the half of the flag's height, here 0.75 m.
Article 2.
The university flag shall be hoisted in all instances prescribed by the internal regulations and in the university national feasts.
Article 3.
In national feasts, the national flag shall be hoisted, too.
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2015


Coat of Arms

image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014

The coat of arms of the university is prescribed in the Law that established the university.
Article 1.
The university shall used a coat of arms divided into two horizontal fields. The upper field features a flame with shining rays on a yellow filed. The lower field features, on a green background, a book superimposed with a pair of compass and a quill crossed per saltire. The lateral and lower parts of the shield are bordered with the flag of the Executive. The shield is ensigned with 15 stars forming a crown.
Article 2.
Around the coat of arms placed on the facade of the university shall be placed the motto "Omnium Potentior est Sapientia".
Source: http://ucebiblio.blogspot.fr/2007/02/el-escudo-y-la-bandera-de-la.html - Myriam Quinteros' blog
Photo of the flag
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2015


President's banner

image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014