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Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (Indonesia)


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Description of the flag

Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR, Bandung) was founded in 1958 and accredited by the government in 1961. The flag of the university is blue with the university symbol in the middle as seen at

The meaning of the university symbol is the following:
"The objective of the organization Parahyangan Catholic University is expressed in the form of a symbol, which has as a slogan "Bakuning Hyang Mrih Guna Santyaya Bhakti", which means that based on divinity it is demanded that the sciences are devoted to society.

The symbol consists of :

  • A red and white cross on a black background, the form gives expression to the founder of this university, which is the diocese of Bandung. And since the founding of the university it is supported by of the Order of the Holy Cross, Bandung
  • A circle with 45 green wings, 8 white wheel spokes and 17 white serrations, which symbolize year, month and day of the Indonesian independence.
  • A yellow triangle circled symbolizes the Trinity, which is at the heart of the Christian faith in God.
  • Background of a yellow lotus symbolizes the divine spirit.
  • Five yellow paper flower leaves, which is the symbol of the philosophy of the Indonesian state, i.e. Panscasila. The yellow background is the symbolic color of the Catholic Church".

The symbol is shown on the top of the Indonesian version of the university website:
Ivan Sache
, 2 June 2008