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image by Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
Colegio Bethlemitas is located in Medellin.
It was founded on 10 February 1947, as Colegio del Sagrade
Corazo'n de Jesu's (School of the Sacred Heart of Jesus), and
renamed Colegio Bethlemitas in 1972. The flag has a white field
with two red triangles placed in upper hoist and lower fly,
respectively, and the shield of the school placed in the middle
of the flag. Red stands for the Sacred Heart, symbol of love, and
dynamism and creativity. White stands for peace, purity and
The shield is tierced per bend. Its upper part, in chief, is yellow with the red Sacred-Heart crowned with spines. Yellow symbolizes the sun, the fire, nobleness and charity. Its lower part, in point, is blue with a yellow lamp, which symbolizes the scientific thought. Blue symbolizes justice, gentleness, innocence and devotion. The bend bears the Latin motto Virtus et Sapientia (Virtue and Wisdom), in blue capital letters. Bethlemitas and Medellin are written above and below the shield respectively, in blue capital letters. The whole is inscribed on a grey coat.
Source: <www.bethlemitas.edu.co> located by Dov Gutterman .
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2002
"Colegio Bilingüe Beth Shalom" was founded in 2000
in Bucaramanga by Pastors Carlos Orlando Anaya and Emperatriz
Arenas de Anaya, founding members of the "Iglesia Comunidad
Cristiana de Fe y Restauración" in 1986. The name of the
institute, "Beth Shalom", means "The House of
Peace" in Hebrew.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is vertically divided blue-red-blue, with thin white stripes separating the fields, and the emblem of the institute in canton.
Blue represents depth, knowledge and intelligence, as well as seriousness, safety, confidence, harmony and friendship. It is the colour of God.
Red represents love and passion, as well as vitality, joy and dynamism. It is the colour of the sacrified blood of Jesus.
White represents purity, health and transparency. It is the colour of the Holy Spirit.
The emblem of the institute is made of a white shield charged with five curved stripes of four different colours representing the values of the institute, love (red), service (blue), truth (green), justice and transparency (yellow). The colours also recall the flags of Colombia and Bucaramanga. Upon the lower right part of the shield is placed the circular emblem of the "Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana de Fe y Restauración", patron of the institute. Upon the upper left part of the shield is placed another circular emblem, white with a schematic, red representation of a student and an open book.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010
I recently wrote that the Colombian Theresian educational institutes could
share a common flag, horizontally divided white-blue. My assumption, based on
two samples, was erroneous.
Colegio Teresiano de Bogotá is one of the seven Colombian institutes chaired by the Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. It was founded on 12 February 1962 and officially registered on 9 September 1963.
The flag of Colegio Teresiano de Bogotá is presented on the institute's website as horizontally divided light blue-white-coffee brown. Coffee brown represents the Earth and the soil. Light blue represents transcendency of the infinite, the mystery of cosmos, the metaphysical dimension of reality. White, placed between the two other colors, represent the Earth and Heavens, the finite and infinite, the immanent and the transcendent.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2010
image by Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008
Flag of UPB is based on <www.upb.edu.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 3 June 2001
"Universidad Pontificiana Bolivariana" (UPB) is a
Roman Catholic institute, recognized "ab homine" by the
Archbishop of Medellín Tiberio de J. Salazar y Herrera on 15
September 1936, and subsequently recognized by the Government of
Colombia on 22 February 1937 (Decree No. 48). The university was
upgraded to a "Pontificia" by the Holy Congregation of
Seminaries and Universities on 16 August 1945. UPB has its main
seat in Medellín and secondary seats in Bucaramanga, Montería
The flag of UPB, as shown graphically and described on the UPB website, is horizontally divided red-black with the emblem of UPB in the middle.
Red represents charity while black represents science and modesty. The flagstaff shall have a flame-shaped finial, with the same meaning as the shield.
The flag shall be used in all the official and academic events.
The shield of UPB, designed by Enrique Cerezao, is made of a black shield with a yellow border, charged with the Greek capital letters "Alpha" and "Omega", a flame, the letters "UPB", all in yellow, placed on a red and yellow "Cross of the Knights of Portugal", indeed a Cross of Christ.
"Alpha" and "Omega", as the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, represent God as the beginning and the end of anything. The flame is the Christian symbol of science. Yellow represents faith, purity and constancy. The meaning of red and black is the same as on the flag.
"Manual de Imagen Corporativa UPB", released in 2005, gives a very detailed construction sheet of the shield (p. 26) and recommends the following shades (pp. 21 and 59):
Red: CMYK 0 100 100 0 - RGB 255 0 0 - Pantone 1795c
Gold: CMYK 0 20 100 0 - RGB 255 204 0 - Pantone 116c
Black: CMYK 0 0 0 100 - RGB 0 0 0 - Pantone Process black.
Ivan Sache, 28 December 2008
The UPB (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Papal Bolivarian University) is
a University founded in 1936 in Medellín. It is a catholic university honoring
Simón Bolívar (who liberated many South American nations). The flag can be seen
Source: El Colombiano newspaper online article.
The flag is a horizontal flag, red (standing for charity) over black (modesty and science) in equal stripes, with the CoA ( http://www.upb.edu.co/pls/portal/docs/1/4220046.JPG ) in the middle, and it's located in the official website here.
There is the full corporate image manual regarding graphical identification.
For additional information go to: UPB (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 12 April 2012
Former, probably unofficial, flag of UPB
image by Ivan Sache, 3 June 2001
image by Carlos Thompson, 28 May 2003
Translated from Universidad del Bosque (Bogota)
website at <www.unbosque.edu.co>:
"Using several schemas used for sumarizing a few of the program ideas, the flag was designed. A rectangle which two oblique lines divide in three triangles: the upper and the lower are rectangle (triangles) and in the middle another triangles that is openning till it reache the bass and continues to the infinity meaning the raising complexity of our studies, the progressive increment of our knowledge that never ends. The upper in orange color, the color of medicine, the lower in green color symbol of hope, and the central white, sign of clean and purity and in it the symbol".
Carlos Thompson, 28 May 2003
"Escuela Colombiana de Medicina" was recognized by
the Ministry of National Education on 4 August 1978 (Decree No.
11153) on the grounds of "Clínica El Bosque".
The institute was upgraded to a university by the Ministry of National Education on 5 February 1997 (Decree No. 327).
The symbol of the university, shown on the right part of the flag, was adopted in 1982. It is based on a Muisca artefact kept in the Gold Museum of the National Bank as item No. 1990. Found in Soacha and 15- cm high, the item represents a mace and two snakes, probably belonging to a lord or a shaman. The artefact is shown in the book by Antonio Grass, "Diseño precolombino colombiano" (Bogotá, 1972).
Ivan Sache, 30 December 2008
image by Dov Gutterman, 21 July 2002
Image based on <www.uniboyaca.edu.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 21 July 2002
The flag of Uniboyacá, as shown graphically and described on
website, is horizontally divided white-red-white. White
represents the spiritual world, including research, science,
education and all kinds of intellectual work. It represents also
Red represents life in its permanent evolution and improvement, the vital sap of our history and the symbol of our liberty.
The colours of the flag of Uniboyacá are the core of the flag of the Department of Boyacá.
Ivan Sache, 27 December 2008
image by Ivan Sache, 18 January 2009
"Centro Educativo Distrital Britalia" is located in
the borough of Britalia, Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is blue with a thin yellow stripe in the middle and a green triangle charged with a white star placed along the hoist.
Ivan Sache, 18 January 2009