UDC Logo


The emerging University of La Coruña has a UDC logo that reflects the bright, distinctive features of the educational institution. It is characterized by demonstrating historical continuity. The design and graphics symbolize the brand’s orientation – to serve as a guiding light of knowledge in the twilight of ignorance.

UDC: Brand overview

Galicia, Spain
UDC is the acronym for Universidade da Coruna, a modern university located in La Coruña, in the Galicia region. The university was established in the 1990s and has several faculties educating hundreds of students.

Meaning and History

UDC Logo History

The logo reflects the distinctive features of the educational institution, which are very important for the local community. The debut version was used until 1999, after which it was replaced with updated symbolism. The logo was developed based on the former one and is its graphic continuation, emphasizing continuity. But the original version is not written off – it is used to this day. It is intended for special occasions and holidays and is also preserved on diplomas, university pennants, badges, and flags.

The UDC logo, which appeared after the redesign, echoes the debut. It depicts a lighthouse with rays diverging to the sides: four narrow ones on the left and right, plus one wide one on top. Above the composition is a ribbon with the motto “Hac Luce,” which means “With this light.” At the bottom is the full name of the university. The lighthouse and the surrounding space (it’s oval) are purple; the light is white, and the ribbon and the inscription are blue.

What is UDC?

UDC is the University of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. The history of this university began in 1989 when two campuses of the University of Santiago de Compostela decided to separate from it and become independent educational institutions. UDC attracts students with a wide selection of educational programs across several faculties. Mathematics, physics, computer science, medicine, philology, engineering, law, and architecture are just a small part of the available specialties.

UDC Logo 1990

This logo was used until 2008 – until the appearance of updated symbolism. Its key element was the university’s name – “Universidade da Coruña.” It is written in a large sans-serif font in uppercase. The space between the letters is much wider than in the previous version, so the logo is perceived more easily visually.

The design of the graphic sign was radically changed. The tower was removed, leaving only the rays diverging to the sides, piercing the darkness. But their number has been reduced: now there are three rays on each side, and they converge in the center of the ellipse. According to the developers’ idea, this version is a minimalist reflection of the previous one, emphasizing Galicia’s traditions.

Font and Colors

UDC Emblem

The tower, used as the central element, has a real prototype. It’s the oldest architectural monument in Europe – the functioning lighthouse Torre de Hercules. It is located in the north of La Coruña. It is not only a local but also a global attraction, as it appeared during the times of the Roman Empire. Therefore, the university administration draws parallels with the history of the region, remaining true to its native roots.

The emblem is presented in several color variants. The main one is purple (fuchsia), and the additional ones are white, dark blue, and black. There is also a monochrome logo. It is intended for use in business papers, print media, and publications that do not have color.

Universidade da Coruna Logo

Another variant lists the faculties, institutes, and vice-chancellors. It is gray. It is used in official documents. The font used for the inscriptions and the university’s name in the old and new designs is Arial, Helvetica, or its computer analog from free distribution.

UDC color codes

RoseHex color:#f80083
RGB:248 0 131
CMYK:0 100 47 3
Pantone:PMS 213 C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C