‘Best university motto’

Posted on 04 September 2013.
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The contest is open to:

Educational institutions, business schools and colleges.


The entrants should:

  • submit their entry online no later than 15 November 2013;
  • provide a description of the university’s history, including its motto (up to 2 pages) and photos (up to 5 images),explaining the grounds for the choice of motto.


University of Oxford – Dominus Illuminatio Mea (lat.) ‘God is my enlightenment’ (eng.)

Leland Stanford Junior University – ‘The wind of freedom blows’

Harvard University – ‘The Veritas’ (lat.)‘Truth‘ (eng.)

University of Cambridge – Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (lat.) From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge‘(eng.).


Please send all information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any further questions please contact Catherine Sanders at the same email address.


The winner for this category will be decided in accordance with the following criteria:

  • impact and presentation;
  • creativity and uniqueness;
  • clarity of message;
  • concept and relevance;
  • historical background; and
  • extent to which the motto reflects the university’s main strategy, goals and objectives.


Click here to download the Entry Form for ‘Best University Motto’

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