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University of Stockholm

[Logo of Stockholm University] from the homepage of the University of Stockholm
® Registered as a trademark in 1983.

The flag of the University of Stockholm (Stockholms Universitet) is dark blue with the logo in white. I attach an image of the logo, which however have not the same proportions as the flag usually have. This logo was created by Karl-Erik Forsberg when the College of Stockholm (Stockholms Högskola) was made a University in 1960. The torch is a symbol for enlightenment, while the three crowns show that it is a state-owned university; over the torch is a laurel twig. The logo was approved by the state heraldist and was registered as a trademark in 1983. The colour of the university is blue.
-Source: Torgny Nevéus: "Lagerkransar och logotyper", Bokförlaget Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 1999, pp. 36 and 44.
Elias Granqvist, 2001-Jan-08


University of Upsala

The University of Upsala (Uppsala Universitet) uses a flag which is a banner of arms. The arms are blazoned: "I rött fält en sol av guld, belagd med en med röda latituder och longituder markerad jordglob av guld. Skölden är krönt med en kunglig krona och kan omges av en öppen krans av lager och ek av guld och kan åtföljas av ett rött devisband med texten GRATIAE VERITAS NATURAE av guld." (It is a red shield with a golden sun upon which is a golden earthglobe with red longitudes and latitudes; I wouldn't know how to blazon that in English.) On the shield is a royal crown (the university is state-owned) and around it is an open wreath of laurel and oak, and there may be a red band with the text GRATIAE VERITAS NATURAE in gold under the shield). These arms was proposed by the state heraldist, drawn by the artist Ingrid Lamby. It was adopted by the principal (rector magnificus) in 1990 and inaugurated in the spring of 1991. I'll see if I can fix a picture of either arms or flag. The arms are based on the seal of the University, created in 1599 by Johannes Bureus. This seal has long been used as the logotype of the University, and was registered as a trademark in 1992.
- Source: Torgny Nevéus: "Lagerkransar och logotyper", Bokförlaget Natur och Kultur, Stockholm 1999, pp. 37f and 44.
Elias Granqvist, 2001-Jan-08


University of Lund

[flag of University of Lund] by Santiago Dotor

Vertical variant
[vertical variant of flag of University of Lund] by Santiago Dotor

University of Lund Institute of Technology
[flag of University of Lund Institute of Technology] by Santiago Dotor

Source: University of Lund

The flag shows the seal from 1668, brown on white, showing a lion a book and a sword,over the name of the university in blue.
unattributed, 25 October 2004


World Maritime University

World Maritime University
image contributed by Jan Mertens, 13 July 2008

In Malmo in Sweden there is a college with maritime connection called World Maritime University and with some kind of connection with the UN. Flags used at the campus could be seen in 11 November 2004 issue of the Swedish edition of the newspaper Metro.

The college's homepage can be found here: http://www.wmu.se/
Elias Granqvist, 12 November 2004


The emblem of the school is a foul anchor upon which is placed a screw, between UN-like laurel leaves. These last are quite logical as “WMU was established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations specialised agency”.

The emblem is shown here.

Links to photos showing the flag bearing the emblem in white on UN blue - the blades of the screw seem to be blue with white holding lines (second picture: square version):

Jan Mertens, 13 July 2008