For the first time in Korea, Korea University created symbols for each individual college in 2016 in commemoration of KU’s 111th anniversary. KU systematically developed heraldic college symbols based on the university’s motto, “Liberty, Justice, and Truth,” reflecting the characteristics of each college (history, tradition, educational ideology, symbolic character, and initials).
Structure of College Symbols
Humanities & Social Sciences: Horizontal center line symbolizing “justice” and symbolically colored vertical stripes
Science & Engineering: Vertical center line symbolizing “truth” and symbolically colored diagonal stripes
Arts & Physical Education: Diagonal line symbolizing “liberty” and symbolically colored horizontal stripes
Components of College Symbols
Forms representing the colleges’ academic ideology
Linear patterns symbolizing KU buildings or individual images symbolic of the respective college arranged into a pattern