UGR Logo


The UGR logo, representing the oldest Spanish university with deep historical roots based on a 14th-century Madrasah, has remained consistent with its royal emblem as the foundation of its heraldic sign. The modern version is a composition of historically significant elements for the university.

UGR : Brand overview

Granada, Spain
UGR, or Universidad de Granada, is one of Spain’s oldest higher education institutions. The decree of Pope Clement VII created it. Officially, it appeared in 1531, but its roots go much deeper since it was based on a Madrasah that opened in 1349. Today, it comprises 21 departments (including 17 faculties) where 88,000 students study. The campuses are located in Granada, Ceuta, and Melilla.

Meaning and History

Universidad de Granada Logo

The university’s logo utilizes the coat of arms of King Juan Carlos de Bourbon of Spain. Despite the existing elements, the heraldic sign was not static and constantly changed. New figures periodically appeared while old ones disappeared. Now, it includes details related to the former ruler and nuances significant to the university.

The coat of arms is a shield divided into several sectors, each depicting their interpretations – lions, fragments of flags, fortresses, and crosses. It consists of four parts, depicting symbols of Castile and Leon, Aragon and Two Sicilies, Austria, Old Brabant, and New Burgundy.

What is UGR?

UGR stands for Universidad de Granada, one of Spain’s finest educational institutions. According to the latest rankings, it is considered a leader in computer engineering, mathematics, computer science, and translation. The university was founded almost half a century ago and has several campuses in different cities: Melilla, Ceuta, and Granada.

A knightly attribute is depicted against the background of a double-headed bird with spread wings. Presumably, this is an eagle – a sign of the highest state authority. Above it is a red crown with gold trim and a massive cross. Below is the legendary sign of Gideon – the necklace of the Order of the Golden Fleece, reaching the middle. The university’s founder’s miniature coat of arms is in the central part.

UGR Symbol

In one of the early versions, the emblem also features two light-beige columns with the inscriptions “PLUS” and “ULTRA.” In the modern version, the columns are replaced with improvised wavy lines with the same motto. The words are located to the right and left of the eagle. Because of this, the bird seems to stand on faceted columns, like a guardian of the highest order.

All elements are surrounded by a double contour frame – as if it’s a large circular stamp. The wide edge reads “UNIVERSITAS GRANATENSIS 1531.” But this is only in the original logo. In the current version, the border line is absent – the inscription simply frames the coat of arms and the double-headed eagle with a crown.

UGR: Interesting Facts

The University of Granada, or UGR for short, is in the historic city of Granada, Spain. It’s known for being a great place for students because of its history, the variety of subjects you can study, and its fun student life.

  1. It’s Really Old: UGR was founded in 1531, making it one of the oldest universities. It has been teaching students for almost 500 years!
  2. Great Learning: UGR is good at teaching computer engineering, math, computer science, and languages. It’s often ranked as one of the best places to learn these subjects.
  3. Lots of People: Over 60,000 students and teachers are there. People from all over the world come to study or teach here, which makes it a place with many different cultures.
  4. Research and New Ideas: UGR is always discovering new things in computers and math in health, society, and more. They work with other research places all over the world.
  5. Study Abroad: UGR has many programs where students can study in other countries. It works with other universities to make this happen.
  6. Old and New Together: The university has many buildings, some old with lots of history and some new. This mix makes it a unique place to learn.
  7. Language Experts: UGR is a top place to learn to be a translator or interpreter. People from many countries come here to learn these skills.
  8. Cultural Hub: UGR helps make Granada a lively place for culture. It organizes many events, such as talks, workshops, and shows.
  9. Big Library: The university has a huge library with many books and study resources. It also has old records that are important for research.

UGR is a special place because it’s old and modern in teaching and learning. It’s a big part of Granada’s culture and is recognized worldwide.

Font and Colors

Universidad de Granada Emblem

Besides the graphic sign based on personal heraldry and free additions, the official symbolism is the university’s name itself – Universidad de Granada. Notably, the third word occupies more space than the first. This is done specifically to emphasize the city where the higher education institution is located.

The logo’s proportionality is ensured by the original writing and size of the letter “N.” The font is Minion Pro. It is presented in lowercase letters and used in Medium and Regular variations. The words “Universidad de” are in Medium, while “Granada” is in Regular. Such a difference in writing compensates for the change in level in different parts of the text and forms a unified style.

The emblem’s color palette consists of crimson, gold, and blue (on the elements of the shield and crown), as well as black and white (on the double-headed eagle and the surrounding inscription). However, red is the main one – the corporate color of the university.

UGR color codes

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