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image by Ivan Sache, 27 January 2009
"Colegio 'Pablo de Tarso'" (Paul of Tarsus) was
founded in January 1996 by the Federal District of Bogotá
(Decree No. 002).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided red-blue with a white triangle placed along the hoist.
Ivan Sache, 27 January 2009
image by Dov Gutterman, 21 July 2002
Image based on <www.unipamplona.edu.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 21 July 2002
image by Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011
"Colegio Patios Centro Uno" is located in Los Patios (Norte de Santander
The flag of the institute, as shown (photo) on the institute's website, is horizontally divided white-red.
Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011
image by Ivan Sache, 09 July 2011
"Liceo Patria" was founded on 15 April 1967 in Barrio San Alfonso,
Bucaramanga (Santander Department) by General Álvaro Valencia Tovar, as "Quinta
Brigada", based in dependencies of the Ricaurte Battalion. In 1970 General
Álvaro Camacho Leiva moved the college to its today's location and renamed it "Liceo
Patria Quinta Brigada". On 28 April 2008, the college was renamed "Institución
Educativa Liceo Patria" by Municipal Decree No. 1,699.
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-red. White symbolizes peace, red symbolizes courage and love.
Ivan Sache, 09 July 2011
Escuela de Enfermería
image by Ivan Sache, 05 July 2011
The Infirmary School of the Pedagogical and Technological
University of Colombia (Escuela de Enfermería Universidad
Pedaógica y Tecnológica de Colombia).
Flag at the university website. The device is an oil lamp.
Jan Mertens, 2 December 2008
Actually, the translation of the name of this institution
should read 'School of Nursing of the Educational and
Technological University of Colombia.
Ron Lahav, 4 December 2008
"Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia" (UPTC) was founded in 1953
in Tunja (Boyacá Department); UPTC has today sections in Duitama, Sogamoso and
Chiquinquirá (Boyacá Department. UPTC is formed of the Faculties of Agronomical
Sciences, Basic Sciences, Education Sciences, Economical and Administrative
Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, and Engineering, and of three Secion Faculties
located in the secondary sections of the University.
The flag of UPTC, as shown graphically and described on the UPTC website, is quartered black-ochre. Black represents decency, modesty, discretion, commitment to the service and the defence of the sovereign homeland. It represents the shyness of our citizens and the discretion of the women. Ochre recalls that the Tunja lands, seemingly arid, bore the first wheat grain ever in Colombia. Ochre also represents maize, the most important staple food of the Muisca culture, and the sun that was venerated by our ancestors.
The flag of the School of Nursing, designed by the student Olga Marina Valero de Hernández, is white with two ochre and black horizontal stripes on top and bottom, covering together 40% of the flag's hoist and recalling the flag of UTPC, and the School's emblem in the middle.
Source: http://www.uptc.edu.co/facultades/f_salud/pregrado/enfermeria/inf_adicional/simbolos/bandera.html (new link but photo of the flag still there)
The emblem of the School of Nursing is an oil lamp as used in 1200 by St. Catherine of Sienna [indeed the nurses' patron saint, but she lived in 1347-1380, not in 1200] during the black plague epidemic; the saint visited nightly sick people, using the lamp to find her way through the town's streets. The oil lamp has been used since them when watching over sick people in hospitals, convents, asylums and all kinds of health institutes. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the pioneer of modern nursing, used such a lamp during the Crimean War (1853-1856) in her nightly rounds and was nicknamed "The Lady with the Lamp". The oil lamp is a symbol of light, clarity, knowledge and hope.
Ivan Sache, 05 July 2011
image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2010
Colegio Pensamiento, located in Cali, was started on 26 August 2005.
The flag of Colegio Pensamiento, as shown graphically on the institute's website, is divided white-light-blue-green along the ascending diagonal. The white triangle covers half of the flag, while the blue and green stripes are of equal height, one half of the flag's hoist. White represents the human being as a person and his/her required transparency. Light blue represents the greatness and immensity of heavens, as well as the importance of education in the institute. Green represents the natural environment and the contrast experienced by the human being facing the world.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2010
"Fundación Gimnasio Pereira" is a girls' institute
located at Pereira, Department of Risaralda.
The institute was founded on 11 February 1947 by Arturo Vallejo, Manuel Mejia, Manuel Uribe and Pablo Ramirez. After the death of the first Director of the institute, Carlota Sánchez Marín, on 26 August 1958, the institute was transformed into a foundation to avoid an economical crisis. The patron of the institute is St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus.
The flag of the institute was adopted after a competition won by Beatriz Toro (student in 1947-1957). The flag is beige with a red saltire and the coat of arms of the institute in the middle. On the photo of the flag, the coat of arms is tilted to the upper left corner (so that its vertical axis is parallel to the descending diagonal of the flag). The flag is 1.06 m x 2.40 m, the width of the arms of the saltire being 10 cm.
Beige represents force, vigor and hope, while red represents unity and love.
The flag shall be equipped with red tassels.
The first flag was made by the "RR. MM. Adoratrices" (I guess, religious) of the town of Pereira.
The coat of arms of the institute was created by Jorge Roa Martínez. The shield is vertically divided blue (for the feminine grace, elegance and seriousness) and red (for love, solidarity and social democracy) and crossed by a yellow bend (for the precious gift of science and knowledge) charged with the black letters "G" and "P" (for "Gimnasio Pereira").
A white swan placed in the lower part of the blue field represents the feminine grace; a white tower masoned black placed in the upper part of the red field represents virtue.
The shield is surmonted by a white scroll charged with the motto (in Spanish) "POR LA GRACIA Y LA VIRTUD" (For Grace and Virtue).
Source: Institute website
Ivan Sache, 13 April 2009
"Colegio Gimnasio Piedemonte" is located in
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is white with two thin diagonal stripes in the lower left and upper right corners, blue and red, respectively, and the emblem of the institute in the middle.
White symbolizes truth, justice and respect, as well as a open mind to new and improved ideals and knowledge.
Blue symbolizes nature, source of life, and the commitment to protect it through an intimate connivence with it and our neighbour. Red recalls us love, energy and passion required to study, teach, live and fullfill our mission in the service of the society and of our country.
The emblem of the institute is circular and divided into four equal parts. The upper left part is charged with a representation of the earth, meaning that we should be prepared to be citizens both of Colombia and of the world. The upper right part is charged with the lamp of knowledge. The lower left part is charged with a landscape, requiring the protection and preservation of natural environment. The lower right parts is charged with the five Olympic rings representing permanent contact with sport.
The border of the emblem is charged with the white lettering "GIMNASIO PIEDEMONTE / EXCELENTES".
Ivan Sache, 12 December 2009
image by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 7 October 2005
Corporación Universidad Piloto de Colombia - my university
(Bogotá, Distrito Capital and Girardot, Cundinamarca).
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 14 November 2004
I didn't have found any sources that confirms the flag and the
image is only a product of visual research in my university.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 7 October 2005
"Instituto Técnico Industrial Piloto" (ITIPI) was
founded in 1939 in Bogotá as "Escuela Complementaria de
Espacializacion Artistica". Renamed "Instituto Popular
de Cultura" in 1949, the institute was given its current
name in 1954.
The flag of ITIPI, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-green with the emblem of ITIPI in the middle.
The emblem of ITIPI is a white disk surrounded by a green ring charged with "I.E.D. INSTITUTO TECNICO INDUSTRIAL PILOTO / BOGOTA" in white letters and charged with a green device presumably recalling the acronym of the institute and (my own interpretation) a calliper rule.
Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009
"Escuela Normal Superior de Pitalito" was founded on
30 April 1950 in Pitalito, Department of Huila, succeeding
"Colegio San Antonio", founded in 1927.
A competition for the flag of the institute was organized in 1975, the year of the silver jubilee of the institute. The winner was student Fernando Antonio Rincón Trujillo, who proposed a flag with three equal, green-white-red stripes. Green represents the valley of Laboyos. White represents the traditional hospitality, generosity and good customs of the inhabitants of the region. Red symbolizes the vitality and strength of the youth studying at the institute. The arrangement of the stripes is, unfortunately, not given.
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011
"Colegio Policarpa Salavarrieta" was founded on 11 May 1948 in Bogotá by
Decree No. 1,521 of the Ministry of National Education, as "Instituto Policarpa
Salavarrieta", a girls' college depending on "Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca". In
1963, the college became autonomous and was renamed "Liceo Nacional Feminino
Policarpa Salavarrieta". Open to boys in 1974, the college was renamed "Liceo
Nacional Policarpa Salavarrieta", subsequently "Institución Educativa Distrital
Colegio Policarpa Salavarrieta". The institute is named for the heroin Policarpa
Salavarrieta (1795-1817), aka La Pola, shot by the Spaniards in Bogotá.
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as green with the institute's emblem in the middle. Green represents hope in the future. The emblem of the institute is a shield with the national colors, charged with a hand holding a flaming torch, issuant from the base, meaning constant work, energy and viability. The shield is bordered by a green stripe symbolizing biodiversity and hope in a better future, charged with the name of the institute and its motto "RESPONSABILIDAD IDENTITAD Y TRANSCENDENCIA" (Responsibility Identity and Transcendence).
Ivan Sache, 08 July 2011
image by Ivan Sache, 16 Febuary 2004
The Fundacion Universitaria de Popayan was established in 1982
in Popayan. The grounds of the foundation were destroyed by the
earthquake of 31 March 1983. New grounds were inaugurated on 1
August 1983. The Foundation manages a botanical garden dedicated
to biodiversity preservation, ethnobotany and germplasn
conservation. The garden is a membher of the national networks of
botanical gardens, prescribed by law #229 in 1996.
The flag of the FUP is horizontally divided in three equal stripes, whose colours cannot be ascertained from the source quoted below. For the attached image, I have selected a grey-green upper stripe and a dark blue lower stripe, but these shades need to be confirmed (or corrected).
Source: <www.fup.edu.co>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 16 Febuary 2004
image by Ivan Sache, 9 November 2010
Colegio Principe San Carlos was founded, as Colegio Latinoamericano, on 1
February 195 in Bucaramanga (Department of Santander) by Jairo Garcia Cogollo
and Nidia del Carmen. The institute took its present name on 6 December 1995 (Decree
The flag of Colegio Principe San Carlos is described on the institute's website - with a color photo -, as made with the institute's corporate colors. The flag is divided blue-white by the descending diagonal, blue representing the teachers, their sincerity, joy and humility, and white representing the alumni, their purity, rightness and youth joy. Two equal vertical stripes are placed along the hoist, the first, green, symbolizing hope, faith, friendship and the constant quest of knowledge, and the second, yellow, symbolizing spiritual and moral resources, wisdom, force and vitality required for leadership.
Ivan Sache, 9 November 2010
Institución Educativa Provenza is located in Bucaramanga. Founded in 1970,
the institute was renamed in 1993 Concentración Escolar Provenza, in 1997
Colegio Básico Provenza, and, eventually, in 2004, Institución Educativa
The flag of the institute is shown graphically on the institute's website as horizontally divided white-green-blue with the emblem of the institute in the green stripe. Photos taken during official flag ceremonies show that the website's drawing is erroneous:
- The stripe should not be of equal height but with repsective proportions 1:1:2;
- The emblem should not be inscribed within the green stripe.
The best view of the flag can be seen on photos taken on 23 September 2008:
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/self.aspx/.res/...........6923 (best photo).
Other galleries show the flag, for instance; http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada...........raza^6 - 26 October 2010
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada............202010 - 20 July 2010
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada%20de%20bandera................maestro - 13 May 2009
http://cid-08a28efee98ad9c3.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/Izada%20de%20bandera................maestro - 14 November 2008
The emblem of the institute is a green-bordered shield divided blue-white by the ascending diagonal, six white Olympic rings in the blue half, a white open book outlined in black in the white half, around the shield the blue writing "COMPROMISIO" (Compromise, left), "CIENCIA" (Science, top), and "LIDERAZGO" (Leadership, right); the whole placed on a white disk with a circular border outlined in blue and charged with the green writing "INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA PROVENZA" (top) "BUCARAMANGA" (bottom). http://sites.google.com/site/institucioneprovenza/Home
On the flag, the book is brown instead of white.
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2010
At least, they show a flag that looks different. I'm not sure; I'd say that
the flag goes further up the table, and also that it's not really hanging out at
the bottom. I'd go for 2:1:3, I think. Note also neighbouring
where a Columbian flag is in the same position. A flag with tilted arms, BTW,
including a ring bearing lettering, though in a different font from the one we
have). The emblem should be on the dividing line between green and blue,
presumably in the centre of the flag. This specimen also has a green fringe.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 4 November 2010
"Instituto Tecnológico del Putumayo" (ITP) was
created on 11 December 1989 (Law No. 65). ITP has its main seat
in the town of Mocoa and a secondary one in the town of Sibundoy.
The flag of ITP is shown graphically and described on the ITP website. The flag and the emblem of ITP were adopted after a competition held at ITP and approved on 17 April 1996 (Decree No. 007). Designed by Luís Hernando Henao, the flag is rectangular, divided into two equal parts by a rainbow. The upper left part is sea blue while the lower part is green. The black letters "ITP" are placed in the middle of the flag. There is a small black border in the upper and lower parts of the flag.
The rainbow, also surrounding the emblem of ITP, represents the biodiversity obtained from light in its brightest colours. Blue represents the water resources of the region, green represents the abundant vegetation and the black stripes the mineral resources.
Detailed presentation of the symbols at <www.itp.edu.co>.
Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008