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EAFIT, Universidad

image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 September 2006

coat of arms
image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 September 2006

The Colombian University "Universidad EAFIT" Universidad EAFIT - This institution was established in 1960 by entrepreneurs of the city of Medellin called ANDI (Asociación Nacional de Industriales - National Industry Asocaition, with the help of a American University. EAFIT stands for Escuela de Administración y Finanzas e Instituto Tecnológico (Administration and Finance School and Technology Institute). The colors of the flag were taken from this American University. The cog wheel on the Coat of Arms has twelve cogs. They stand for the twelve Engineering Programs that were established. The pyramid is a traditional symbol for Administration, or a better business term: Management, introduced by Max Weber. And inside the foundation date, 1960.
Source: Graduation photographs taken back in 2004 by the company Foto Grisales, located in Medellín
E.R., 4 September 2006

Max Weber, together with Emile Durkheim, is considered one of the founders of modern sociology.
Ron Lahav, 22 February 2007

EAFIT University commemorated its 50 anniversary yesterday ( During the celebration of this date, a speech by the current Director of the institution, one can see a picture which shows a variant flag of EAFIT University on the left and the variant with coat of arms of the flag of the Department of Antioquia.
Esteban Rivera, 5 May  2010

This past weekend EAFIT University celebrated its 50th anniversary (  and ), and I got the chance to see a
variant of the reported flag. It is the same color scheme (yellow over blue), the only thing different, is the alternate logo.
This flag can be seen also in a speech given by U.S. Under Secretary of State James Steinberg, held at this University.
Sources: (EAFIT University news report)
and (CM& tv news).
Esteban Rivera, 26 October 2010

EAN, Universidad

image by Randy Young, 25 March 2018

I spotted the flag of Universidad EAN (English: EAN University). EAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios, in English Business Administration School) is a private University established on August 10, 1967 although formally established on October 11, 1968 in Bogotá and formally became a University through Resolution No. 2470 (of the Ministry of Education) of May 30, 2006.
Sources:, and

The flag is a horizontal flag, equally divided into to horizontal stripes (top being yellow and bottom being green) with the logo ( in the middle, as seen here: (source: Additional images of the flag are seen all throughout this video ( and also here (second flag from left to right): (source: The yellow color represents and the green color represents wisdom, peace and glory.

The logo features the University's name in black, surrounded by a green laurel wreath. The colors in CMYK code are:
- Black: K:100
- Green: C:83 M:24 Y: 54 K: 8

The flag was adopted by Acuerdo (Agreement) No. 56, of November 20, 1984 (source:

Since both the Universidad EAN and EAN are copyrighted, here's some additional information on Institutional image ( and use of corporate identity manual (

A GIF version of the flag is seen here: (source:

For additional information go to EAN (official websites): and
Esteban Rivera, 23 March 2018

ECCI, Universidad

image by Ivan Sache, 08 June 2018

Universidad ECCI was established, as Escuela Colombiana de Carreras Intermedias, by Resolution No. 15,572, enacted on 25 October 1978 by the Ministry of National Education. Universidad ECCI was recognized by Resolution No. 13,370, enacted on 19 August 2014 by the Ministry of National Education.
Universidad ECCI is composed of 6 Faculties: Basic Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Engineering, and Economic and Administrative Sciences.
Source: University website

The flag of Universidad ECCI is white with a blue-yellow border, except along the hoist, and the university's coat of arms.
The coat of arms of ECCI includes three mounts representing the three ranges that surround the town; the sun, representing hope that enlightens the country; the book taken from the university's logo; the university's name and year of foundation.
The logo of ECCI features a book, as a symbol of knowledge. The book's cover is quartered by a white cross, as a symbol of Christian faith, in four colored quarters with the letters "E" (on blue), "C" (on red), "C" (on yellow), and "I" (on blue).
Source: University website
Ivan Sache, 08 June 2018

Eduardo Caranza, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 5 February 2009

"Colegio 'Eduardo Carranza'" was created in Villavicienco, Department of Meta, on 2 December 1985 (Decree No. 022).
The institute is named after the poet Januario Eduardo Carranza Fernández (1913-1985). Professor and diplomat, Carranza was a precursor of the "Piedra y Cileo" (Stone and Sky) movement; he translated into Spanish poems by Verlaine, Éluard and Apollinaire.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is white with five green-red-green-red-green, diagonal stripes in the lower left and upper right corners and the monogram of the institute, made of the red letters "EC" outlined in green, in the upper left corner.
The monogram also appears on the emblem of the institute, placed on a white triangle with a green border.
Ivan Sache, 5 February 2009

Eduardo Fernández Botero, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014

Institución Educativa Eduardo Fernández Botero was established in Amalfi (Antioquia Department) by National Resolution No. 5,547 of 15 October 1960, as Colegio Sagrada Familia. The current name of the institute was adopted by Departmental Resolution No. 3,934 of 22 November 1989. The institute is named for the lawyer Eduardo Fernández Botero (1905-1974), elected Mayor of Medellín in 1946.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-red.
Photos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014

Eduardo Santos, Colegio

"Colegio 'Eduardo Santos'" is located at Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, according to a photo shown on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided dark red-silver with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
he circular emblem of the institute shows on a white background two hands holding a tree and two grain heads - or rice panicles, surrounded by the black writing "CENTRO EDUCATIVO DISTRITAL" (top) / "EDUARDO SANTOS" (bottom). The emblem is bordered, from outside to inside, by a thin red ring, a thicker ring horizontally divided dark red-silver, like the flag, and charged with the writing "REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA" (top, white) / "CREADO IN NOVIEMBRE DE 1996" (bottom, black), and a yellow thinner ring.
Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009

Ekklesia, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 03 September 2017

Colegio Ekklesia is a Christian educational institute based in Cali. The Bolivian evangelist pastor Julio César Ruibal (1953-1995), aka the apostle of the Andes, and his wife, Ruth Ruibal, established in 1974 in La Paz the Ekklesia Bolivian Christian Center, today with 23,000 members. They moved in 1978 to Cali, where they founded the Ekklesia Colombian Christian Center. After the murder of her husband, Ruth Ruibal succeeded him as the senior pastor of the church. Colegio Ekklesia, established in 1981, has been approved by the Colombian government for a curriculum based on Biblical principles and values.
Source: Julio C. Ruibal Ministries website
The church and school are named for the Greek word ἐκκλησία, originally the citizen's assembly in ancient Athens. Its Latin counterpart, "ecclesia", was used by the early Christians; the word was translated to French ("église"), Spanish ("església"), Catalan ("església"), Italian ("igreja"), Portuguese ("igreja"), and Esperanto ("eklezio") to designate both the church as a building and as a Christian community on a local or global scale.
The flag of Colegio Ekklesia was designed by Laura Cristina Vásquez Ramos, student in 8th grade in 2006-2007. She won a contest organized by the Student's Council and validated by the Academic Council. The proposed flags had to account for the school's philosophy and representative colours: white and wine-red.
The flag is horizontally divided white and wine-red by a thin wavy yellow stripe. A golden yellow torch stands in the middle of the flag. The name of the institute, "Colegio Ekklesia" is written in win-red letters in the white stars, in a slightly arched pattern.
White represents God's holiness and purity. Wine-red represents the blood shed by Jesus on the cross for salvation. The yellow stripe represents the resources offered by God.
The torch represents the source of light that anyone shall be for the sake of mankind, in a life dedicated to God. The torch is fed with oil, the symbol of the Holy Ghost that revives fire in our heart.
Source: School website
Ivan Sache, 28 March 2016