List of university mottos

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Argentina[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Buenos Aires Argentina Virtus Robur et Studium Latin Argentine virtue is strength and study
National University of Córdoba Ut portet nomen meum coram gentibus Latin Carry my name to the people
National University of the South Ardua Veritatem Latin Through the difficulties to the truth
National University of Tucuman Pedes in Terra ad Sidera Visus Latin Feet on the ground and sight to the universe

Australia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Australian National University Naturam Primum Cognoscere Rerum Latin First, [let him busy himself] to learn the nature of things. From Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, l. VI.
Bond University Bringing Ambition To Life English
Central Queensland University Doctrina Perpetua Latin Forever Learning
Curtin University of Technology Look Ever Forward English
Griffith University Know More. Do More. English
James Cook University Crescente Luce Italian Light ever increasing
La Trobe University Qui cherche trouve French Whoever seeks, finds. [Mt. 7:7]
Macquarie University And Gladly Teche Middle English And gladly teach — from The Canterbury Tales
Monash University Ancora imparo Italian I am still learning - Michelangelo.
Queensland University of Technology A university for the real world English
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Perita manus mens exculta Latin [a] Skilled hand [and] cultivated mind
Swinburne University of Technology Factum per Litteras Latin Achievement through learning
University of Adelaide Sub Cruce Lumen Latin The light [of learning] under the [Southern] Cross
University of Canberra New Intelligence English
The University of Melbourne Postera Crescam Laude Latin We grow in the esteem of future generations. ("I will grow in praise afterwards.") - Horace, Odes, l. III. 30.
University of New England Ex sapientia modus Latin Out Of Wisdom Comes Moderation
University of New South Wales Scientia Manu et Mente Latin Knowledge by Hand and Mind
The University of Notre Dame Australia In principio erat Verbum Latin In the beginning was the Word. [John 1:1]
University of Queensland Scientia ac Labore Latin Through knowledge and hard work
University of Southern Queensland Per Studia Mens Nova Latin Through study the mind is made new
University of Sydney Sidere mens eadem mutato Latin The stars change, [but] the mind [remains] the same
University of Technology, Sydney Think. Change. Do. English
University of Western Australia Seek Wisdom English
University of Western Sydney Bringing knowledge to life English

Bahamas[edit]

University Motto Language
The College of The Bahamas Knowledge, Truth, Integrity[1] English

Belgium[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Université Libre de Bruxelles Scientia vincere tenebras Latin Conquering darkness by science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scientia vincere tenebras Latin Conquering darkness by science
Université catholique de Louvain Sedes sapientiae Latin Seat of wisdom
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Sedes sapientiae Latin Seat of wisdom
Universiteit Gent Inter Utrumque Latin In Between Both Extremes

Botswana[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Botswana Thuto Ke Thebe[2] Setswana Education is a Shield[2]

Brazil[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas Fide Splendet et Scientia Latin May it shine with truth and knowledge
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Alis grave nil Latin Nothing is too heavy for those who have wings
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul Ad verum ducit Latin Leading to the truth
Universidade de Brasília
Universidade de São Paulo Scientia Vinces Latin Through knowledge you win
Universidade Federal Fluminense Discere, docere, seminare Latin Learn, teach, spread
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Incipit Vita Nova Latin A new life begins
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Tradição e Pioneirismo na Educação Portuguese Tradition and pioneering in Education
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Sapientia et Libertas Latin Wisdom and Freedom
Universidade Estadual do Ceará Lumen Ad Viem Latin Enlightening life
Universidade Federal de Alagoas Scientia ad Sapientiam Latin Knowledge for Wisdom
Universidade Federal de Viçosa Ediscere, Scire, Agere, Vincere Latin Study, Know, Act, Win

Canada[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Acadia University In pulvere vinces Latin In dust, you conquer
Bishop's University Recti cultus pectora roborant Latin Sound learning strengthens the spirit
Brandon University Aletheuontes de en Agape Greek Speaking the truth in love
Brock University Surgite! Latin Push on!
Cape Breton University Theid Dìchioll Air Thoiseach Scottish Gaelic Perseverance will Triumph
Carleton University Ours the Task Eternal English
Concordia University Real education for the real world English
Crandall University Christus Praeeminens Latin Christ is preeminent
Dalhousie University Ora et Labora Latin Prayer and work
École Polytechnique de Montréal Ut tensio sic vis Latin As the extension, the force
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Through tireless effort knowledge and understanding English Through tireless effort knowledge and understanding
Lakehead University Vos persolvo pro angustus obvius Latin Achievement through effort
Laurentian University Emitte lucem et veritatem Latin Send forth thy light and thy truth
McGill University Grandescunt aucta labore Latin By work, all things increase and grow
McMaster University Τα παντα εν Χριστωι συνεστηκεν Greek All things cohere in Christ
Memorial University of Newfoundland Provehito in Altum Latin Launch forth into the deep
Mount Allison University Litterae, Religio, Scientia Latin Writing, Divinity, Knowledge
Mount Royal University Quam Bene Non Quantum Latin How well, not how much
Mount Saint Vincent University Veritas ad Deum ducit Latin Truth leads to God
Nipissing University Integritas Latin Integrity
Nova Scotia Agricultural College Mens agitat molem Latin mind over matter
Queen's University Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas Latin Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times
Royal Military College of Canada Truth, Duty, Valour English French: Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance
Royal Roads University Living Our Learning English
Ryerson University Mente et Artificio Latin With mind and hand
Saint Francis Xavier University Quaecumque Sunt Vera Latin Whatsoever things are true
Saint Mary's University Age Quod Agis Latin What you do, do well
St. Mary's University College, Calgary In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen Latin In Thy light shall we see light
Simon Fraser University Nous sommes prêts French We are ready
St. Thomas University Doce Bonitatem Scientiam et Disciplinam Latin Teach me Goodness and Knowledge and Discipline
Thompson Rivers University Quansem Ilep Secwepemc To strive ahead
Trent University Nunc cognosco ex parte Latin Now I know in part
Trinity Western University Turris Fortis Deus Noster Latin A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Université de Montréal Fide splendet et scientia Latin May it shine with truth and knowledge
Université Laval Deo favente haud pluribus impar Latin By the grace of God, to no one equal
University of Alberta Quaecumque Vera Latin Whatsoever things are true
University of British Columbia Tuum est Latin It's up to you or It is yours
University of Calgary Mo Shùile Togam Suas Scottish Gaelic I will lift up my eyes
University of Guelph Rerum cognoscere causas Latin To learn the reasons of realities
University of King's College Deo Legi Regi Gregi Latin For God, Law, King, People
University of Lethbridge Fiat Lux Latin Let there be light
University of Manitoba Floreat Latin "Flourish" or "Prosper"
University of New Brunswick Sapere Aude Latin Dare to know / Dare to be wise
University of Northern British Columbia En Cha Huná Dakelh language literally 'He/she too lives", figuratively "Other people have their point of view")
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Cogitando et Agendo Ducemus Latin By thinking and doing, we shall lead
University of Ottawa Deus Scientiarum Dominus Est Latin God is the Master of Science
University of Prince Edward Island Faith, Knowledge, Service English
University of Regina As One Who Serves English
University of Saskatchewan Deo et Patriae Latin For God and Country
University of Sherbrooke Veritatem in charitate Latin Truth in charity
University of Toronto Velut arbor ævo Latin As a tree with the passage of time
University of Victoria יהי אור y'hi or
Multitudo sapientium sanitas orbis
Hebrew
Latin
Let there be light
A multitude of the wise is the health of the world
University of Waterloo Concordia cum veritate Latin In harmony with truth
University of Western Ontario Veritas et Utilitas Latin Truth and usefulness
University of Windsor Bonitatem, disciplinam, scientiam Latin Goodness, discipline, knowledge
University of Winnipeg Lux et Veritas Floreant Latin Let Light and Truth Flourish
Wilfrid Laurier University Veritas Omnia Vincit Latin Truth conquers all
York University Tentanda via Latin The way must be tried

Chile[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile In Christi Lumine pro Mundi Vita Latin In Christ's light for the world's life
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso Fides et Labor Latin Faith and work
Federico Santa María Technical University Ex Umbra in Solem Latin From the shadow into the sun
Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences Veritas Humanitatis Lux Latin Truth is the light of mankind
University of Santiago, Chile Labor Lætitia Nostra Latin Work is our joy

China[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Beijing Foreign Studies University 兼容并蓄 博学笃行[3] Chinese
Beijing Normal University 学为人师 行为世范[4] Chinese Learn, so as to instruct others; Act, to serve as example to all.[5]
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 厚德 博学 敬业 乐群[6] Chinese Great Virtue, Profound Knowledge, Total Commitment, Harmonious Cooperation[7]
Beijing University of Technology 不息为体 日新为道[8] Chinese Taking persistence in pursuit as the substance, taking innovation everyday as the way[9]
Chang'an University 弘毅明德 笃学创新[10] Chinese
Chongqing University 耐劳苦、尚俭朴、勤学业、爱国家[11] Chinese Endure Toil, Cherish Thrift, Work Hard and Love the Country[12]
Dalian University 文明 自强 求是 创新[13] Chinese Civilization Self-Improvement Truth-Seeking and Originality[14]
Fudan University 博学而笃志,切问而近思[15] Chinese Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purposes, inquiring with earnestness and reflecting with self-practice[16]
Harbin Institute of Technology 规格严格 功夫到家[17] Chinese
Hebei University 实事求是,笃学诚行[18] Chinese
Heilongjiang University 参天尽物 博学慎思[19] Chinese
Henan University 明德,新民,至于至善[20] Chinese To illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence[21]
Hohai University 艰苦朴素,实事求是,严格要求,勇于探索[22] Chinese
Huazhong University of Science and Technology 明德厚学,求是创新[23] Chinese Virtue, Knowledge, Truth, Originality[24]
Hunan University 实事求是 敢为人先[25] Chinese Seeking Truth from Facts and Daring to be Pioneers[26]
Jiangsu University 博学 求是 明德[27] Chinese Be erudite, practical and virtuous[28]
Jilin University 求实创新,励志图强[29] Chinese Objective and innovative, determination and persistence.[citation needed]
Jinan University 忠信笃敬[30] Chinese Loyalty, Sincerity, Integrity and Respect[31]
Lanzhou University 自强不息 独树一帜[32] Chinese Constantly Improving, Blazing Our Own Path[33]
Nanjing University 诚朴雄伟 励学敦行[34] Chinese Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance and Integrity[35]
Nankai University 允公允能,日新月异[36] Chinese Dedication to Public Interests, Acquisition of All-round Capability, Aspiration for Progress with Each Passing Day[36]
Ningbo University 实事求是 经世致用[37] Chinese Truth and pragmatism.[citation needed]
Northeastern University 自强不息,知行合一[38] Chinese
Northwest University 公诚勤朴[39] Chinese justice, honesty, diligence, simple[40]
Ocean University of China 海纳百川,取则行远[41] Chinese Ocean Embraces Streams All and Exploring Promises Reaching Far[42]
Peking University (No official motto)[43]
Qingdao University 博学笃志,明德求真,守正出奇[44] Chinese
Renmin University of China 实事求是[45] Chinese Seeking truth from facts[46]
Shandong University 学无止境 气有浩然[47] Chinese Noble in Spirit; Boundless in Knowledge[48]
Shanghai International Studies University 格高志远,学贯中外[49] Chinese Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence[49]
Shanghai Jiao Tong University 饮水思源 爱国荣校[50] Chinese When you drink water, never shall you forget its source; love your motherland and add credit to your Alma Mater[51]
Shanghai University 自强不息;先天下之忧而忧,后天下之乐而乐[52] Chinese The movement of heaven is full of power. Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.

Be concerned about the affairs of state before others, and enjoy comfort after others.[53]

Shanxi University 尊广道艺、登崇俊良[54] Chinese being industrious, strict, honest and creative[55]
Sichuan Normal University 重德,博学,务实,尚美[56] Chinese
Sichuan University 海纳百川 有容乃大[57] Chinese Sea encompasses hundreds of rivers, willingness to accept all is virtuous
Officially: The ocean is exclusive because it embraces hundreds of rivers[58]
Soochow University 养天地正气,法古今完人[59] Chinese Unto a full-grown man[60]
Southeast University 止于至善[61] Chinese Strive for Perfection[62]
Sun Yat-sen University 博学、审问、慎思、明辨、笃行[63] Chinese Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately, Reflect Carefully, Discriminate Clearly, Practise Earnestly[64]
Tianjin University 实事求是[65] Chinese Seeking Truth from Facts[66]
Tianjin University of Technology 重德重能、求实求新[67] Chinese Focusing on Morals and Capability, Pursuing Truth and Innovation[68]
Tongji University 严谨、求实、团结、创新[69] Chinese Discipline, Practicality, Unity and Creativity[70]
Tsinghua University 自强不息、厚德载物[71] Chinese Self-Discipline and Social Commitment[72]
Wuhan University 自强 弘毅 求是 拓新[73] Chinese Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations[74]
Xiamen University 自强不息 止于至善[75] Chinese Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection[76]
Xiangtan University 博学笃行,盛德日新[77] Chinese Knowledge, Action and Virtue[78]
Yantai University 守信 求实 好学 力行[79] Chinese Be trustworthy, be down-to-earth, be fond of learning, and practice earnestly[80]
Yunnan University 自尊 致知 正义 力行[81] Chinese
Zhejiang University 求是创新[82] Chinese Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails[83]

Colombia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Autonomous University of Bucaramanga - UNAB Liderazgo para el futuro Spanish Leadership for the future
National University of Colombia Inter Aulas Academiæ Quære Verum Latin Among the halls of the academy look for the truth
Pontifical Bolivarian University Formación integral para la transformación social y humana Spanish Integral education for social and human transformation
Pontifical Bolivarian University, Bucaramanga Campus Excelencia con sentido humano[citation needed] Spanish Excellence with human sense
University of Los Andes (Colombia) Más Allá del Deber Spanish Beyond Duty

Costa Rica[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Universidad de Costa Rica Lucem aspicio Latin Towards light

Denmark[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Aalborg University Viis Novis Latin New ways
University of Aarhus Solidum petit in profundis Latin Seek a firm footing in the depths
University of Copenhagen Coelestem adspicit lucem Latin It looks at the celestial light

Ecuador[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo (UEES) Non progredi regredi est Latin Not going forward, is going backwards

Fiji[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Fiji Affordability, Quality, Innovation, Creativity[citation needed] English

Finland[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Art and Design Helsinki Pro Arte Utili Latin For useful abilities
Helsinki University of Technology Labor et scientia Latin Work and science

France[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Ecole Polytechnique Pour la Patrie, les Sciences et la Gloire French For the Homeland, Science and Glory
Académie de Bordeaux Crescam et Lucebo Latin I shall grow and I shall shine
University of Paris Hic et ubique terrarum Latin Here and anywhere on earth
Sciences Po Excellence, Innovation, Diversité French Excellence, Innovation, Diversity
Centrale Paris Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovateur French Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

Germany[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
RWTH Aachen University Zukunft denken German Thinking the Future
Free University of Berlin Veritas - Iustitia - Libertas Latin Truth - Justice - Freedom
University of Freiburg Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen German The truth will make you free
Darmstadt University of Technology Mens agitat molem Latin Mind drives matter
University of Greifswald Wissen lockt. Seit 1456. German Knowledge attracts. Since 1456.
Hannover Medical School Unitas Libertas Caritas Latin Unity Liberty Charity
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg Semper apertus Latin Always open
University of Hamburg der Forschung, der Lehre, der Bildung German for research, for teaching, for education
University of Kiel Pax optima rerum Latin Peace is the greatest good
Technische Universität Dresden Wissen schafft Brücken. German Knowledge builds bridges.
University of Mannheim In Omnibus Veritas Latin In All the Truth
Technische Universität München Zuhause in Bayern, erfolgreich in der Welt. Die unternehmerische Universität. German At home in Bavaria, successful in the world. The entrepreneurial University.
University of Potsdam Klein aber fein German Small but excellent
University of Rostock Traditio et Innovatio Latin Tradition and innovation

Georgia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs In hoc signo vinces Latin in this sign you will conquer

Ghana[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Ghana Integri Procedamus[84] Latin proceed with integrity
University of Cape Coast Veritas Nobis Lumen[85] Latin Truth, Our guide.[85]
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Nyansapɔ wɔsane no badwenma[86] Twi The knot of Wisdom is untied only by the wise[86]
University of Education, Winneba Education for service[citation needed] English
Zenith University College Per Adua Ad Astra[citation needed] Latin Through Adversity to the Stars - in effect, Through Hard Work to the Top
University for Development Studies Knowledge for Service[87] English
University of Mines and Technology knowledge, truth and excellence[88] English

Hong Kong[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
The University of Hong Kong Sapientia et Virtus/明徳格物[89] Latin/Classical Chinese Wisdom and virtue[89]/To disseminate virtue and to investigate the way of things
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 博文約禮[90] Classical Chinese Through learning and temperance to virtue[90]
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (no official motto)[91]
City University of Hong Kong 敬業樂群/Officium et Civitas[92] Chinese/Latin respect one's professional knowledge, deal with others cheerfully and harmoniously[92]
Hong Kong Polytechnic University 開物成務 勵學利民[93] Chinese To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind[94]
Hong Kong Baptist University 篤信力行
Light and truth[95]
Classical Chinese to have faith and proceed with perseverance[95]
Lingnan University 作育英才,服務社會[96] Chinese Education for Service[97]

Hungary[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Pécs Magyarország első egyeteme Hungarian The first University of Hungary.
University of Szeged Veritas. Virtus. Libertas. Latin Truth. Courage. Freedom.
Eötvös Loránd University A tudás közössége Hungarian The community of knowledge.
Corvinus University Scientia mea - adiutor meus Latin My knowledge is my helper.

India[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Ranchi University
  • May nostrum scientia fio splendens/
  • तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु
May our knowledge become brilliant
Indian Institute of Technology Madras siddhirbhavati karmaja Sanskrit Effort Yields Success
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् Sanskrit Excellence in work is (true) yoga
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (tamaso mā jyotirgamaya) Sanskrit Lead me from darkness to light
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Knowledge Is Power Sanskrit Knowledge Is Power
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay ज्ञानं परमं ध्येयम्(jñānaṁ paramaṁ dhyeyam) Sanskrit Knowledge is the Supreme Goal
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee śramam vinā na kimapi sādhyam / श्रमम् विना न किमपि साध्यम् / shramam vinA na kimapi sAdhyam Sanskrit without effort nothing is possible
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad vidyā viniyogāt vikāsaḥ / विद्या विनियोगात् विकासः / vidyA viniyogAt vikAsaH Sanskrit progress comes from proper application of knowledge
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam Sanskrit excellence in action is yoga
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior viśvajīvanāmṛtam jñānam / विश्वजीवनामृतम् ज्ञानम् / vishvajeevanAmRRitam GYaanam Sanskrit Knowledge is the nectar of Life
Indian Statistical Institute bhinneṣvaikyasya darśanam / भिन्नेष्वैक्यस्य दर्शनम् / bhinneShvaikyasya darshanam Sanskrit even in differences, see the unity
Acharya Nagarjuna University satye sarvaṃ pratiṣṭhitam / सत्ये सर्वं प्रतिष्ठितम् / satye sarvaM pratiShThitam Sanskrit Everything is established in truth
All India Institute of Medical Sciences śarīramādyaṃ khalu dharmasādhanam / शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम् / shareeramAdyaM khalu dharmasAdhanam Sanskrit Body alone is the instrument of doing all duties/deeds
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham śraddhāvān labhate jñānam / श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानम् / shraddhAvAn labhate GYaanam Sanskrit Reverent attains wisdom, (from Rigveda)
Andhra University tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu Sanskrit May our knowledge become brilliant
Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu Sanskrit May our knowledge become brilliant
Banaras Hindu University vidyayā amṛtaṃ aśnute / विद्ययाऽमृतमश्नुते / vidyayA amRRitaM ashnute Sanskrit be immortal through knowledge
Banasthali Vidyapith sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye Sanskrit That is knowledge which liberates
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur uttiṣṭha jāgrata prāpya varānnibodhata / उत्तिष्ठ जाग्रत प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत / uttiShTha jAgrata prApya varAnnibodhata Sanskrit arise, awake, obtaining worthy (teachers), know (the truth)
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi sā vidyā yā vimuktaye / सा विद्या या विमुक्तये / sA vidyA yA vimuktaye Sanskrit That is knowledge which liberates
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani jñānaṃ paramaṃ balam / ज्ञानं परमं बलम् / GYaanaM paramaM balam Sanskrit knowledge is the supreme power
Central Board of Secondary Education asato mā sadgamaya / असतो मा सद्गमय / asato mA sadgamaya Sanskrit Lead us From Untruth to Truth
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology swayam tejaswin bhava Sanskrit Be self-enlightened
Cochin University of Science and Technology tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु / tejasvi naavadhiitamastu Sanskrit May our knowledge become brilliant
College of Engineering, Trivandrum karma jyayoghya karmanah Sanskrit
Delhi University niṣṭhā dhṛtiḥ satyam / निष्ठा धृतिः सत्यम् / niShThA dhRRitiH satyam Sanskrit reverent dedication grasps truth
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt / धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् / dhiyo yo naH prachodayaat Sanskrit may (the divine power) propel our intellect
University of Mumbai शीलष्टतफला विद्या Sanskrit The Fruit of Learning is Character and Righteous Conduct.
University of Delhi निष्ठा धृति: सत्यम Sanskrit Dedicated to the Truth
University of Pune य: क्रियावान् स पण्डितः Sanskrit He who is industrious is learned
University of Calcutta Advancement of Learning English
Visva Bharati University Yatra visvam bhavatyekanidam Sanskrit Where the world makes a home in a single nest
Gujarat National Law University ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH {from -(1.89.1 rigveda)} Sanskrit Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University ज्योतिवृ्णीत तमसो विजानऩ /jyotivranit tamso vijajnam Sanskrit
Kurukshetra University yogastha kuru karmāṇi / योगस्थ कुरु कर्माणि / yogastha kuru karmANi Sanskrit do while steadfast in yoga
Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam Sanskrit excellence in action is yoga
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda satyaṃ śivaṃ sundaram / सत्यं शिवं सुन्दरम् / satyaM shivaM sundaram Sanskrit truth, auspiciousness, beauty
Manipal University pragyānam brahm / प्रज्ञानं ब्रह्म / pragyānam brahm Sanskrit Knowledge is the attainment of God
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology siddhirbhavati karmajā / सिद्धिर्भवति कर्मजा / siddhirbhavati karmajA Sanskrit success is born of action
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur udyogah purushasya lakshanam / उद्योगः पुरुषस्य लक्षणं / udyogah purushasya lakshanam Sanskrit industry is man's objective
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Udyamena hi siddhayānti kāryāṇi na manorathaiḥ / उद्यमेन हि सिद्धयान्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः Sanskrit A goal is achieved through labor, not by desire only
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra śramonavarata ceṣṭā ca / श्रमोनवरत चेष्टा च / shramonavarata cheShTA cha Sanskrit (tireless effort and attempt
National Institute of Technology,Raipur नित्यं यातो शुभोदयं / Nityam Yato Shubhodayam Sanskrit Let the rise of goodness happen everyday
National Institute of Technology, Agartala jñānaṃ paramaṃ balam / ज्ञानं परमं बलम् / GYaanaM paramaM balam Sanskrit knowledge is the supreme power
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology vidha bharen bhooshanam Sanskrit
National Institute of Technology Calicut तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (tamaso mā jyotir gamaya) Sanskrit From Darkness, Lead us unto Light
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur य़ॊगः कऱमसु कौशलम Sanskrit Diligence Leads to Excellence
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology सरस्वती नमस्तुभ्यम् Sanskrit
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur शंन ॠभवः सुकृतः सुहस्ताः Sanskrit
National Institute of Technology, Patna śramonavarata ceṣṭā ca / श्रमोनवरत चेष्टा च Sanskrit tireless effort and attempt
National Institute of Technology Raipur नित्यं यातो शुभोदयं Sanskrit Let the rise of goodness happen everyday
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
National Institute of Technology, Silchar tejasvi nāvadhītamastu / तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु Sanskrit May our knowledge become brilliant
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar الظلمات إلى النور /तमसो मा ज्योर्तिगमय Urdoo, Sanskrit Lead me from Darkness to Light
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat विज्ञानम सारथि (Vigyanam Saarthi) Sanskrit Charioteer(सारथि) of Science(विज्ञानम)
National Institute of Technology Karnataka Kannada: ಕಾಯಕವೇ ಕೈಲಾಸ Sanskrit: तत्पूजा कर्मचाखिलम kannada, Sanskrit Work is worship
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli सत्यमेव जयते Sanskrit truth always win
National Institute of Technology, Warangal
National Institute of Technology, Goa या विद्या सा विमुक्तये Sanskrit True Knowledge Liberates
SRM University learn, leap, lead English learn, leap, lead
VIT University A place to learn; A chance to grow English A place to learn; A chance to grow
Anna University Progress through knowledge English Progress through knowledge
Loyola College, Chennai Luceat Lux Vestra Latin Let your Light Shine
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata Nihil Ultra Latin Nothing Beyond
St. Stephen's College, Delhi Ad Dei Gloriam Latin To the Glory of God
Madras Christian College In Hoc Signo Latin With this as your banner, you shall prevail
Presidency College, Chennai unde orta recurrent Latin whence it arose back
Fergusson Collegechennai Knowledge is Power

DES:Union is strength

English
Christ UniversityBangalore Excellence and Service English Excellence and Service
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology ā no bhadrāḥ kratavo yantu viśvataḥ / आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः / A no bhadraaH kratavo yantu vishvataH [from (1.89.1 rigveda)] Sanskrit Let good (thoughts) come from everywhere, from all the world
Osmania University tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya Sanskrit Lead us from Darkness to Light
National Law School of India University dharmo rakṣati rakṣitaḥ / धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः / dharmo rakShati rakShitaH Sanskrit values protect the protector (of values)
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Sśrutam me gopāya / श्रुतम् मे गोपाय / shrutam me gopaaya Sanskrit let my learning be safe, i.e. let it be fruitful, let me not forget my learning
Samrat Ashok Technological Institute yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam Sanskrit excellence in action is yoga
Sri Venkateswara University Jnānam Samyaga Vekshanam Sanskrit Wisdom lies in proper perspective
Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University tamaso mā jyotirgamaya / तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय / tamaso mA jyotirgamaya Sanskrit Lead us from Darkness to Light
University of Calicut Nirmaya Karmana Sree Sanskrit Prosperity will be produced by pure action
University of Hyderabad Sa Vidhya Ya Vimukthaye Sanskrit Education results in liberation
University of Kerala Karmani Vyajyate Prajna Sanskrit One's intellect is revealed through one's actions
University of Moratuwa vidyaiva sarvadhanam / विद्यैव सर्वधनम् / vidyaiva sarvadhanam Sanskrit Knowledge is the greatest wealth
University of Mysore Nahi Jnanena Sadrusham, Sathyamevoddharamyaham, Sanskrit Nothing is Equal to Knowledge, I uphold only the truth
University of Rajasthan Dharmo Vishwasya Jagatah Pratishtha Sanskrit Dharma is the firm foundation upon which the entire universe stands
Uttar Pradesh Technical University yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam Sanskrit excellence in action is yoga
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur, yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam / योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् / yogaH karmasu kaushalam Sanskrit excellence in action is yoga
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Yuktiheena Vicharetu Dharmahnih Prajayate Sanskrit Judgement Devoid Of Logic Destroys Dharma
Visvesvaraya Technological University Modalu mānavanāgu Kannada Above all, be human
University of Allahabad Quot Rami Tot Arbores Latin as many Branches so many Trees

Indonesia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Faculty of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Sciences, Universitas Islam Indonesia Committed to Knowledge English
Institut Pertanian Bogor Searching and Serving The Best English
Institut Teknologi Bandung In Harmonia Progressio Latin Progress in Harmony
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Cerdas Ulet Kreatif Bahasa Indonesia Intelligent Tough Creative
Universitas Indonesia Veritas Probitas Iustitia Latin Truth, Integrity, Justice
Universitas Islam Indonesia Values. Innovation. Perfection. English
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Knowledge Piety Integrity English
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia Leading and Understanding English
Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyarta Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam Latin to the greater glory of God

Italy[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Pontifical Gregorian University Religioni et Bonis Artibus Latin For Religion and Culture
Sapienza University of Rome Il futuro è passato qui Italian In here the future is already become past / The future has been here / The future has stopped by here
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Excellentiam ut disciplinam / L'eccellenza come disciplina Latin/Italian Committed to excellence
University of Bologna Alma mater studiorum Latin Nourishing mother of the studies
University of Padua Universa Universis Patavina Libertas Latin Liberty of Padua, universally and for all
University of Pisa In Supremae Dignitatis Latin In the highest dignity
University of Venice (Ca' Foscari) Venetiarum universitas in domo Foscari Latin University of the Venices in Foscari's house
University of Naples (Federico II) Ad scientiarum haustum et seminarium doctrinarum Latin A seminary for those drawn to fields of knowledge and doctrine.

Japan[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Rikkyo University Pro Deo et Patria[98] Latin For God and Country[98]

South Korea[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Chung-Ang University (CAU) 의에 죽고 참에 살자
(Euhe jookgo chame salja)
Korean Live in Truth, Live for Justice
Sookmyung Women's University 정숙, 현명, 정대
(Jeongsook, Hyunmyung, Jeongdae)
Korean Modesty, Wisdom, and Justice
Ewha Womans University 진, 선, 미
(Jin, Seon, Mi)
Korean Truth, Goodness, Beauty
Sogang University Obedire Veritati Latin Be obedient to the truth.
Soongsil University 진리와 봉사
(Jilliwa Bongsa)
Korean Truth and Service.
Seoul National University (SNU) Veritas lux mea Latin Truth is my light.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Education for the world, research for the future English
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) 성실, 창의, 진취
(Sungsil, Changeu, Jinchi)
Korean Integrity, Creativity, and Aspiration
Yonsei University 진리가 너희를 자유롭게 하리라.
(Jilli-ga neohui-rul jayuropke-harira)
Korean Truth will set you free. [John 8:32]
Sungkyunkwan University 수기치인
(Su Gi Chi In)
Korean Pursue Truth and Embody Social Justice [the Analects of Confucius]
Korea University 자유, 정의, 진리
(Jayu, Jungeu, Jinli)
Korean Freedom, Justice, Truth
Hanyang University 사랑의 실천
(Sarang-eui shilcheon)
Korean Love in Truth and in Deed.
Hongik University Pro Hominum Beneficio Latin Act of kindness for the human kind
Gyeongsang National University (GNU) 개척
(Gaechok)
Korean Pioneer.

Latvia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Latvia Scientiae et patriae [1] Latin For science and fatherland
Daugavpils University Scientia Vinces [2] Latin Through knowledge you win

Lebanon[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
American University of Beirut That they may have life and have it more abundantly English [John 10:10]

Macau[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Macau 仁義禮知信[99] Classical Chinese Humanity, integrity, propriety, wisdom and sincerity[100]

Madagascar[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Antananarivo Izay adala no toa an-drainy Malagasy Foolish is he who seeks only to emulate his father

Malaysia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
International Islamic University Malaysia Taman Ilmu dan Budi Malay Garden of Knowledge and Virtue
Multimedia University Inquire, Inspire and Innovate[101][102] English
National University of Malaysia Mengilham harapan, mencipta masa depan[103] Malay Inspiring futures, nurturing possibilities[104]
Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia Dengan Hikmah Kita Menerokai[105] Malay With Wisdom, We Explore[106]
Sultan Zainal Abidin University Ilmu Demi Faedah Insan[107] Malay Knowledge for the Benefit of Humanity[107]
Universiti Malaya Ilmu Punca Kemajuan Malay Knowledge is the Key to Success
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Bersifat Sezaman dan Berpandangan Jauh Malay Contemporary and Forward Looking
Universiti Putra Malaysia Berilmu Berbakti Malay With Knowledge We Serve
Universiti Sains Malaysia Kami Memimpin Malay We Lead
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kerana Tuhan Untuk Manusia[108] Malay In the Name of God for Mankind[108]
Universiti Teknologi Mara Usaha, Taqwa, Mulia[109] Malay Endeavour, Religious, Dignified[110]
Universiti Utara Malaysia Ilmu, Budi, Bakti[111] Malay Scholarship, Virtue, Service[112]

Mexico[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Universidad de las Américas Puebla Sapientia, Pax, Fraternitas Latin Wisdom, Peace, Brotherhood
Universidad Anahuac - UAX Vince in bono malum Latin Conquer evil with good.
Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico - UNITEC Ciencia y Técnica con Humanismo Spanish Science and technics with humanism
Autonomous University of Campeche Del Enigma sin Albas a Triángulos de Luz Spanish From Mystery Without a Dawn to Triangles of Light
Universidad de Monterrey Homo Hominis in Servitio Perficitur Latin The man only becomes a man when provides service
Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Alere Flammam Veritatis Latin To feed the flame of truth.
Autonomous University of Chihuahua Luchar para Lograr, Lograr para Dar Spanish Fight to Achieve, Achieve to Give
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México - ITAM Los mejores profesores para los mejores estudiantes Spanish The best teachers for the best students.
Universidad Iberoamericana La Verdad Nos Hará Libres Spanish The truth will set us free. [John 8:32]
Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco Estudio en la Duda, Acción en la Fe Spanish Study in doubtful things, action in the Faith.
University of Guadalajara Piensa y Trabaja Spanish Think and Work
Sonora Institute of Technology Educar para trascender Spanish Educate to transcend
Universidad de Sonora El saber de mis hijos hará mi grandeza Spanish The knowledge of my children will be my greatness
National Autonomous University of Mexico Por mi raza hablará el espíritu Spanish For my people the Spirit will speak
National Polytechnic Institute La técnica al servicio de la patria Spanish The technique to the service of the fatherland
Universidad Veracruzana Lis de Veracruz, Arte, Ciencia, Luz Spanish Lily of Veracruz, Art, Science, Light
Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro Alma Terra Mater Latin Kindly Mother Earth

The Netherlands[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Eindhoven University of Technology Mens Agitat Molem Latin The mind moves matter
Erasmus University Main port of knowledge English
Groningen University Verbum domini lucerna pedibus nostris Latin The word of the Lord is a light for our feet
Kampen Theological University In lumine tuo videmus lumen Latin In Your Light we see the light
Leiden University Praesidium Libertatis Latin Bastion of Freedom
Universiteit Maastricht Leading in Learning English
Nyenrode Business Universiteit The Spirit of Enterprise English
Open University Ik sta open voor studeren Dutch I am open to studying
Radboud University Nijmegen In Dei Nomine Feliciter Latin May we proceed with happiness in God's name
Tilburg University Understanding Society English
Universiteit Twente De ondernemende universiteit Dutch The entrepreneurial university
Utrecht University Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos Latin Sun of Justice, Brighten Us
Vrije Universiteit Gewoon bijzonder Dutch Just extraordinary
Wageningen University For quality of life English

New Zealand[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Lincoln University Scientia et industria cum probitate Latin Science and industry with integrity
Massey University Floreat scientia Latin Let knowledge flourish
University of Auckland Ingenio et Labore Latin By natural ability and hard work
University of Canterbury Ergo tua rura manebunt Latin Therefore your fields will remain (yours)
University of Otago Sapere aude Latin Dare to be wise
University of Waikato Ko te tangata Māori For the people
Victoria University of Wellington Sapientia magis auro desideranda Latin Wisdom is desired more than gold

Pakistan[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
International Islamic University, Islamabad وفوق كل ذي علم عليم Arabic (quote from Holy Quran)
Al-Islah Islamic Education System, Sadiqabad, RYK إن أريد إلا الإصلاح ما استطعت Arabic (quote from Holy Quran)
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad The University brings out all abilities, including incapability English
University of Karachi رَبِّ زدْنيِ علماً Arabic O my Lord! Advance me in Knowledge
Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore Where Aims Become Achievement English
Institute of Business Administration (Karachi) Leadership and Ideas for Tomorrow English
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology We Aim to Inspire English

Paraguay[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Catholic University of Asunción In Principio Erat Verbum - Genuit Nos Verbo Veritatis Latin In the Beginning was the Word - He Has Begotten Us by the Word of Truth [John 1:1], [James 1:18]
National University of Asunción Vitam Impendere Vero Latin To stake one's life on what is true. - Juvenal, Satires, IV, 91.

Perú[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Pontifical Catholic University of Perú Et Lux in Tenebris Lucet Latin And the Light Shone in the Dark

Philippines[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Adamson University My Faith in God Almighty English
Arellano University Pro Deo et Patria Latin For God and Country
Ateneo de Davao University Fortes in Fide Latin Strong in Faith
Ateneo de Manila University Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Latin For the Greater Glory of God
Ateneo de Naga University Primum Regnum Dei Latin First, The Kingdom of God
Ateneo de Zamboanga University Pro Deo et Patria Latin For God and Country
Baliuag University Patria, Scientia et Virtus Latin Country, Science and Virtue
Centro Escolar University Ciencia y Virtud Spanish Science and Virtue
Colegio de San Juan de Letran Deus, Patria, Letran Latin God, Country, Letran
De La Salle University Religio, Mores, Cultura Latin Religion, Morals, Culture
Far Eastern University Love of Fatherland and God English
Holy Angel University Laus Deo Semper Latin Praise God Always
Laguna State Polytechnic University Agriculture, Fisheries, Technology English
Loyola College of Culion Fortes in Fide Latin Strong in Faith
Lyceum of the Philippines University Veritas et Fortitudo, Pro Deo et Patria Latin Truth and Courage, For God and Country
Malayan Colleges Laguna Excellence and Virtue English
Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Pro Deo et Patria Latin For God and Country
New Era University Godliness is the Foundation of Knowledge. English
Pamantasan ng Cabuyao Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran, Paglilingkod Filipino Peace, Prosperity, Service
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Karunungan, Kaunlaran, Kadakilaan Filipino Wisdom, Prosperity, Honor
Philippine Normal University Truth, Excellence, Service English
Polytechnic University of the Philippines Tanglaw ng Bayan Filipino Light of the Nation
San Beda College Fides, Scientia, Virtus Latin Faith, Knowledge, Virtue
Saint Louis University Sapientia Aedificat Latin Wisdom Builds
Saint Mary's University Sapientia A Deo Latin Wisdom from God
Saint Paul University System Caritas, Veritas, Scientia Latin Love, Truth and Knowledge
Silliman University Via, Veritas, Vita Latin The Way, The Truth, The Life
University of Asia and the Pacific Unitas Latin Unity
University of the Assumption Scientia, Virtus, et Communitas Latin Knowledge, Virtue, Community Service
University of Perpetual Help System Character Building is Nation Building English
University of the Philippines (System) Honor and Excellence English
University of San Agustin Virtus et Scientia Latin Virtue and Science
University of San Carlos Scientia, Virtus, Devotio Latin Knowledge, Virtues and Devotion
University of San Jose – Recoletos Caritas et Scientia Latin Love and Knowledge
University of Santo Tomas Veritas in Caritate Latin Truth in Charity
West Visayas State University Service, Harmony, Excellence English
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Veritas Liberabit Vos Latin The Truth Shall Set You Free

Poland[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Łódź Veritas et Libertas Latin Truth and Liberty
Jagiellonian University Plus ratio quam vis Latin Let reason prevail over force (lit. More reason than for
AGH University of Science and Technology Labore creata, labori et scientiae servio Latin Created in labour, I serve labour and science
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Deo et Patriae Latin To God and the Fatherland

Portugal[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Lisbon[3] Ad Lucem Latin To the Light
Portuguese Open University[4] Ad Astra Latin To the Stars
New University of Lisbon[5] Omnis Civitas Contra Se Divisa Non Stabit Latin All the city divided against itself will not remain
Lusíada University[6] Sol Lucet Omnibus Latin The sun shines over everyone
University of Évora[7] Honesto Estudo com Longa Experiência Misturado Portuguese Honest Study mixed with Long Experience
Catholic University of Portugal[8] Veritati Latin Truth
University of Aveiro[9] Theoria, Poiesis, Praxis Greek Theory, Reflection, Action
Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies[10] Humani nihil alienum Latin Nothing human is strange to me
University of Porto[11] Virtus Unita Fortius Agit Latin The united virtue is the strongest
University of Beira Interior[12] Scientia et Labore Altiora Petimus Latin Science and Work aim higher things
University of Trás-os-Montes and Upper Douro[13] Scientia et labore omnia adipiscere Latin Science and Work to obtain all

Russia[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Sapere aude[14] Latin Dare to know; Dare to be wise
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia Scientia unescamus[15] Latin We unite with knowledge
St. Petersburg State University Hic tuta perennat Latin Here we stay in peace
State University – Higher School of Economics Non scolae sed vitae discimus Latin We do not learn for the school, but for life
European University at Saint Petersburg Addo Optimus Una Latin Bringing the best together
Orenburg State Institute of Management (OSIM) ' Latin Our students do us proud


Rwanda[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
National University of Rwanda Illuminatio et Salus Populi[citation needed] Latin Light and Salvation of the People

Singapore[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
National University of Singapore Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise English

Sri Lanka[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Sri Jayewardenepura Vijja Uppaththang Settah[16] Sanskrit Science is the Greatest of that which is born.

South Africa[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
North-West University, Potchefstroom In U Lig[17] Afrikaans In Thy Light
Rhodes University Vis, virtus, veritas[18] Latin Strength, courage, truth"
Stellenbosch University Pectora roborant cultus recti[19] Latin Sound learning strengthens the spirit
University of Cape Town Spes Bona[20] Latin Good Hope
University of Fort Hare In lumine tuo videbimus lumen[21] Latin In Thy light we see light
University of the Free State In Deo Sapientiae Lux [22] Latin In God the Light of Wisdom
University of Pretoria Ad Destinatum Persequor[23] Latin I pursue destiny (lit. "I pursue toward that which is resolved")
University of South Africa Pro Gentibus Sapientia[24] Latin Learning in Service to Humanity
University of the Western Cape Respice Prospice[25] Latin look to the future, learn from the past
University of the Witwatersrand Scientia et Labore[26] Latin With knowledge and labor
University of Venda Knowledge is Precious [27] English
University of Zululand Diligentia Cresco[28] Latin By Diligence we shall lead

Sudan[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Khartoum الله، الحقيقة، الوطن، الإنسانية Arabic God - Truth - Our Country - Humanity[113]

Spain[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Technica impendi nationi Latin Technology impulses nations
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio Bonum est diffusivum sui[citation needed] Latin Goodness is diffusive of itself
Universidad del País Vasco Eman ta zabal zazu Basque Give and spread it
Universidade da Coruña Hac luce Latin With (the use of) light
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Quid ultra faciam? Latin What more should I do?
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Homo homini sacra res Latin Man must be sacred for man
Complutense University Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce Latin Freedom pours light around
Universidad de Almería In lumine sapientia Latin In sunlight, wisdom
Universidad de Burgos In itinere veritas[citation needed] Latin In travel, the truth
Universidad de Cádiz Non plus ultra Latin Nothing further beyond
Universidad de Granada Carolus Romanus Imperator Semper Augustus Hispaniarum Rex Fundator Universitatis Granatensis Latin Charles, ever Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain, founder of Granada University
Universidad de Huelva Sapere aude[citation needed] Latin Dare to know
Universidad de La Laguna Reg. Sancti Ferdinandi Vniversitatis Canariarvm Stemma Latin From the King Saint Ferdinand, Canary Islands University shield
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Omnibus Mobilibus Mobilior Sapientia Latin Of all the things that move, knowledge moves the fastest
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Ad Orbem per Technicam Latin To the world through technics
Universitat Politècnica de València Ex Technica Progressio Latin Progress through technics (lit. "Progress out of technics")
Universidad de Salamanca Quod Natura Non Dat, Salmantica non praestat (unofficial) Latin What nature does not provide, Salamanca does not add
Universidad de Valladolid Sapientia Aedificavit Sibi Domum Latin Wisdom hath built herself a house
Real Centro Universitario Escorial-Maria Christina Vox veritatis non tacet Latin The voice of truth is not silent
Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo Sapere Aude Latin Dare to think / Dare to know
Universitat de Barcelona Libertas Perfundet Omnia Luce Latin Freedom pours light around
Universitat Jaume I Sapientia sola libertas est Latin Only knowledge is freedom

Switzerland[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Lausanne Le savoir vivant French The knowledge alive
University of Zurich "Universitas Turicensis"
University of Basel

Sweden[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Chalmers University of Technology Avancez French Advance (go forward)
Lund University Ad utrumque (paratus) Latin (Prepared) for both
University of Gothenburg Tradita innovare innovata tradere Latin A Tradition of Invention, an Inventor of Tradition
University of Uppsala Gratiae veritas naturae Latin Truth through God's mercy and nature
Royal Institute of Technology Vetenskap och konst Swedish Science and Art

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology 好學有禮[114] Traditional Chinese Studious and Polite
Fu Jen Catholic University Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritudo, Sanctitas
真善美聖[115]
Latin,
Traditional Chinese
Truth, beauty, goodness and sanctity[116]
National Changhua University of Education 新本精行[117] Traditional Chinese
National Central University 誠樸[118] Traditional Chinese Sincerity and Simplicity[119]
National Cheng Kung University 窮理致知[120] Traditional Chinese Intellectual Development through Persistent Pursuit of Knowledge[121]
National Chengchi University 親愛精誠[122] Traditional Chinese
National Chi Nan University 誠樸弘毅、務本致用[123] Traditional Chinese
National Chiao Tung University 知新致遠 崇實篤行[124] Traditional Chinese Absorb the new to look far ahead, and work pragmatically[125]
National Chiayi University 誠樸、力行、創新、服務[126] Traditional Chinese Sincerity, Action, Innovation, and Service[127]
National Chung Cheng University 積極創新,修德澤人[128] Traditional Chinese To innovate with earnestness; be virtuous with altruism[129]
National Chung Hsing University 誠樸精勤[130] Traditional Chinese
National Defense Medical Center 精愛精誠 博愛忠真[131] Traditional Chinese
National Hsinchu University of Education 博雅弘達[132] Traditional Chinese
National Ilan University 篤學, 力行, 敬業, 樂群[133] Traditional Chinese Studying diligently, practicing with earnestness, developing a respectful attitude toward professionalism[134]
National Kaohsiung Normal University 誠敬宏遠[135] Traditional Chinese Sincerity, Reverence, Greatness and Profundity[136]
National Quemoy University 真知、力行、兼善天下[137] Traditional Chinese Sincerity, being knowledgeable, fulfillment, and actualization to improve ourselves and to make the world better at the same time[138]
National Taichung University of Education 忠毅勤樸[139] Traditional Chinese
National Taipei University 追求真理,服務人群[140] Traditional Chinese Searching for the truth and serving the people[140]
National Taipei University of Education 敦愛篤行[141] Traditional Chinese To love and to act[141]
National Taiwan Normal University 誠正勤樸[142] Traditional Chinese Sincerity, Justice, Diligence, and Simplicity[143]
National Taiwan Ocean University 誠樸博毅[144] Traditional Chinese Honesty, Simplicity, Fraternity, Perseverance[144]
National Taiwan Sport University 精誠誠毅[145] Traditional Chinese Precision, Honesty, Frugality and Perseverance[146]
National Taiwan University 敦品 勵學 愛國 愛人[147] Traditional Chinese Integrity, Diligence, Fidelity, Compassion[147]
National Taiwan University of Arts 真善美[148] Traditional Chinese Truth, Goodness, and Beauty[149]
National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport 術德兼修、堅強勤奮[150] Traditional Chinese
National Tsing Hua University 自强不息 厚德載物[151] Traditional Chinese Constantly strengthen and cultivate ourselves[152]
National United University 誠、敬、勤、新[153] Traditional Chinese Honesty, Respect, Diligence and Creativity[153]
National University of Tainan 仁、智、誠、正[154] Traditional Chinese Mercy, Intelligence, Sincerity, Justice[155]
National Yang-Ming University 真知力行、仁心仁術[156] Traditional Chinese benevolent mind and art, putting knowledge into practice[157]
Providence University 進德、修業[158] Traditional Chinese Virtue with Knowledge / Virtus cum Scientia[159]
Soochow University 養天地正氣,法古今完人[160]

Unto a Full Grown Man[161]

Traditional Chinese
English
To nourish the spirit of universal truth, and to emulate the perfect man of the ages[160]
Tzu Chi University 慈悲喜捨[162] Traditional Chinese Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Unselfish Giving[163]
University of Taipei 公、誠、勤、樸[164] Traditional Chinese

Thailand[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Mahidol University อตฺตานํ อุปมํ กเร Pali One ought to exemplarily conduct oneself
Nakhon Phanom University มหาวิทยาลัยใกล้บ้าน มาตราฐานสากล Thai
Thammasat University เป็นเลิศ เป็นธรรม ร่วมนำสังคม Thai Be the finest, be the fairness, be the main engine of society
Silpakorn University Ars longa, Vita brevis. Latin Art is long, Life is short.

Togo[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Université de Lomé Futurae Generis Humani Fides Latin Faith is about to be of the future generation

Turkey[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Hacettepe University Timeo hominem unius libri Latin I fear of a man with a single book
Bilkent University Veritas Latin Truth
Istanbul Bilgi University Non scholae sed vitae discimus Latin We do not learn for the school, but for life
Istanbul Technical University Pioneer Through the Ages
Asırlardır Çağdaş
English
Türkçe
Pioneer through the ages
Middle East Technical University Scientia Dux Vitae Certissimus Latin Science is the truest guide in life
Izmir University of Economics Managing the Future English
Türkçe
Geleceği yönetmek

Ukraine[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Crimea State Medical University Scientia Potentia Est[29] Latin For also knowledge itself is power
Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Tempus fugit, Academia sempiterna Latin Time is running, Academy is eternal
Lviv Polytechnic Litteris et artibus Latin Art & Science
Lviv University Раtriаe dесоri сіvibus еducаndis Latin Educated citizens - glory of the Motherland
National Aviation University Vivere! Vincere! Creare! Latin Live! Create! Overcome!
University of Kiev Utilitas honor et gloria Latin Utility Honor and Glory
Ukrainian Catholic University Nosce te ipsum Latin Know Thyself

United Kingdom[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
University of Aberdeen Initium sapientiæ timor domini Latin The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord
Aberystwyth University Nid Byd, Byd Heb Wybodaeth Welsh A world without knowledge is no world at all
University of the Arts London A Creative Constellation English
Aston University Forward English
Birkbeck, University of London In nocte consilium Latin In night is counsel
Bangor University Gorau Dawn Deall Welsh The best gift is knowledge
University of Bath Generatim discite cultus Latin Learn each field of study according to its kind
University of Birmingham Per Ardua Ad Alta Latin Through efforts to high things
Birmingham City University Age Quod Agis Latin Do what you are doing; attend to your business
Bournemouth University Discere Mutari Est Latin To Learn is to Change
School of Oriental and African Studies Knowledge is power English
University of Bradford Give invention light English
University of Bristol Vim promovet insitam Latin (Learning) promotes one's innate power
University of Buckingham Alis Volans Propriis Latin Flying On Our Own Wings
Buckinghamshire New University Arte et industria Latin By Art and Industry
University of Cambridge Hinc lucem et pocula sacra Latin From here, light and sacred draughts
Canterbury Christ Church University Veritas liberabit vos Latin The truth shall make you free
Cardiff University Gwirionedd Undod A Chytgord Welsh Truth, Unity and Harmony
University of Central Lancashire Ex solo ad solem Latin From the Ground to the Sun
University of Chester Qui docet in doctrina Latin He that teacheth, on teaching
University of Chichester Docendo discimus Latin By teaching, we learn
City University, London To serve mankind English
Cranfield University Post nubes, lux Latin Out of darkness, light
De Montfort University Excellentia et studium Latin Excellence and zeal
University of Derby Experientia Docet Latin Experience Teaches
University of Dundee Magnificat anima mea dominum Latin My soul doth magnify the Lord
Durham University Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis Latin Her foundations are upon the holy hills
University of East Anglia Do Different English
Edge Hill University In Scientia Opportunitas Latin In knowledge there is opportunity
Glasgow Caledonian University For the Common Weal Scots For the common good
University of Gloucestershire In animo et veritate Latin In spirit and truth
Imperial College London Scientia imperii decus et tutamen Latin Knowledge is the adornment and safeguard of the Empire
King's College London Sancte et sapienter Latin With holiness and with wisdom
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Rerum cognoscere causas Latin To understand the causes of things
Napier University, Edinburgh Nisi sapientia frustra Latin Without knowledge, all is in vain
The Open University Learn and Live English
Oxford Brookes University Excellence in Diversity English
Queen Mary, University of London Coniunctis viribus Latin With united power
The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Omni nunc arte magistra Latin Now by all your mastered arts
Royal Holloway, University of London Esse quam videre Latin To be, rather than to seem
Swansea University Gweddw crefft heb ei dawn Welsh Technical skill is bereft without culture
University College London Cuncti adsint meritaeque expectent praemia palmae Latin Let all come who by merit most deserve reward
University of Essex Thought the harder, heart the keener English
University of Exeter Lucem sequimur Latin We follow the light
University of Glamorgan Success Through Endeavour English
University of Glasgow Via, Veritas, Vita Latin The Way, the Truth, and the Life
Keele University Thanke God for All English
University of Lancaster Patet omnibus veritas Latin Truth lies open to all
University of Leeds et augebitur scientia Latin And Knowledge Will Be Increased
University of Lincoln Libertas per Sapientam Latin Through Wisdom, Liberty
University of Liverpool Haec otia fovent studia Latin These days of peace foster learning
University of Leicester Ut vitam habeant Latin So that they may have life
Loughborough University Veritate, Scientia, Labore Latin By Truth, By Science and, By labour
University of Manchester Cognitio, sapientia, hvmanitas Latin Knowledge, wisdom, humanity
University of Nottingham Sapientia urbs conditur Latin A city is built on wisdom
University of Oxford Dominus Illuminatio Mea Latin The Lord is my Light
Plymouth University Indagate Fingite Invenite Latin Explore, Dream, Discover
University of Salford Altiora Petamus Latin Let us seek higher things
University of Sheffield Rerum cognoscere causas Latin To discover the causes of things
University of Southampton Strenuis Ardua Cedunt Latin Adversity Yields to Endeavour
Southampton Solent University Scintill Tuus Imaginationem Latin Spark Your Imagination
Staffordshire University Create the difference English
University of St Andrews Αιέν αριστεύειν Greek Ever to be the best
University of Sussex Be Still and Know English
University of Teesside Facta Non Verba Latin Deeds Not Words
University of Wales College of Medicine Gwybod Medr Iachau Welsh Knowledge enables cures
University of Warwick Mens agitat molem Latin Mind over matter
University of Winchester Wisdom ond Lar Old English Wisdom and Knowledge
University of York In limine sapientiæ Latin On the threshold of wisdom
York St John University Ut Vitam Habeant et Abundantius Latin That they have life and have it more abundantly

United States[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
Appalachian State University Esse Quam Videri Latin To be, rather than to seem
University of Alaska Fairbanks Ad Summum Latin To the top
University of Houston In tempore Latin In time
Albright College Veritas et Justita Latin Truth and Justice
American University Pro deo et patria Latin For God and Country
Amherst College Terras Irradient Latin Let them give light to the world
Andrews University Corpus, Mens, Spiritus Latin Body, Mind, Spirit
Angelo State University Fiat Lux Latin Let there be light
University of Arkansas Veritate Duce Progredi Latin To Advance with Truth as our Guide
Auburn University For The Advancement of Science and Arts English
Azusa Pacific University God First English
Barton College Habebunt Lumen Vitae Latin They shall have the light of life
Baylor University Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana Latin For Church, For Texas
Belmont Abbey College That in all things God may be glorified. English
Benedict College Veritas et virtus. Latin Truth and Virtue
Berklee College of Music Esse quam videri. Latin To be, rather than to seem
Bob Jones University Petimus Credimus Latin We seek, we trust
Boston College Αιεν αριστευειν Greek Ever to Excel
Boston University Learning, Virtue, Piety English
Bowdoin College Ut Aquila Versus Coelum Latin As an eagle towards the sky
Brandeis University אמת Hebrew Truth, even unto its innermost parts
University of Bridgeport Educating for the Real World English
Brown University In deo speramus Latin In God we hope
University of California Fiat lux Latin Let there be light
Calvin College Cor meum tibi offero, Domine, prompte et sincere Latin My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely
California Institute of Technology The truth shall make you free English
California State University, Chico Today decides tomorrow English
Caldwell College Sapientia Et Scientia Latin Wisdom and Knowledge
Campbell University Ad astra per aspera Latin To the stars through difficulties
Canisius College Where leaders are made English
Cardinal Stritch University Ut Probetis Potiora Latin To value the better things
Carnegie Mellon University My heart is in the work English
Catawba College Scholarship, Character, Culture, Service English
The Catholic University of America Deus Lux Mea Est Latin God Is My Light
College of Charleston Sapientia ipsa libertas Latin Knowledge itself is liberty
University of Chicago Crescat scientia; vita excolatur Latin Let knowledge grow from more to more; and so be human life enriched
Chowan University Lux et Veritas Latin Light and Truth
Christian Brothers University Virtus et Scientia Latin Character and Knowledge
University of Cincinnati Juncta Juvant; Alta Petit Latin Strength in Unity; She Seeks the Heights
Claremont McKenna College Crescit cum commercio civitas Latin Civilization prospers with commerce
Colby College Lux Mentis Scientia Latin Knowledge is the Light of the Mind
Colgate University Deo ac Veritati Latin For God and for Truth
College of Mount Saint Vincent Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me. Latin Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge.
College of Wooster Scientia et religio, ex uno fonte. Latin Knowledge and religion from one source.
University of Colorado Λαμψατω το φώσ υμών Greek Let your light shine
Colorado Christian University χάρις καὶ ἀλήθεια Greek Grace and truth
Columbia University In lumine Tuo videbimus lumen Latin In Thy light shall we see light
Cornell University I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study – Ezra Cornell, 1865 English
Crichton College Think. Grow. Change. English
University of Dallas Veritatem, Justitam diligite Latin Love ye Truth and Justice
Dartmouth College Vox clamantis in deserto Latin The voice of one crying in the wilderness
University of Denver Pro Scientia et Religione Latin For Knowledge and Religion
Davidson College Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas Latin Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty Has Arisen
DePaul University Viam sapientiae monstrabo tibi. Latin I will show you the way of wisdom.
Dominican University (Illinois) Caritas et Veritas Latin Love and Truth
Drew University δωρεαν ελαβετε δωρεαν δοτε Greek Freely you have received, Freely give (Matthew 10:8)
Drexel University Science, Industry, Art English
Duke University Eruditio et Religio Latin Erudition and Religion
Duquesne University Spiritus est qui vivificat Latin It is the spirit that gives life
East Carolina University Servire Latin To Serve
Eastern Kentucky University Get wisdom, get understanding English
Eastern Nazarene College Via, Veritas, Vita Latin The Way, the Truth, and the Life
Emory University Cor prudentis possedibit scientia Latin The wise heart will possess knowledge
The Evergreen State College Omnia Extares Latin Let It All Hang Out
The Florida State University Vires, Artes, Mores Latin Strength, Skill, Character
University of Florida Civium in moribus rei publicae salus Latin The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens
Fontbonne University Virtus et Scientia Latin Virtue and Knowledge
Fordham University Sapientia et Doctrina Latin Wisdom and Learning
Furman University Christo et Doctrinae Latin For Christ and Learning
Gallaudet University Ethpatach Syriac Be opened
(Mark 7:34)
Gardner-Webb University Pro Deo et Humanitate Latin For God and Humanity
George Mason University Freedom and Learning English
George Washington University Deus Nobis Fiducia Latin In God Our Trust
Georgetown University Utraque Unum Latin Both and One
University of Georgia Et docere et rerum exquirere causas Latin To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things
Georgia Institute of Technology Progress and Service
(formerly "To Know, To Do, To Be")
English
University of Great Falls In lumine tuo, videmus lumen Latin In Your Light we see the light
Greensboro College Palma Non Sine Pulvere Latin No reward without effort
Grinnell College Veritas et Humanitas Latin Truth and Humanity
Guilford College I strive for wisdom and virtue English
Hamilton College Γνῶθι Σεαυτόν Greek Know Thyself
Hampshire College Non Satis Scire Latin To Know Is Not Enough
Harvard University Veritas (Christo et Ecclesiae) Latin Truth (for Christ and the Church)
Hendrix College Eις ανδρα τελειον Greek Unto the whole person
(Ephesians 4:13)
High Point University Nil Sine Numine Latin Nothing Without Divine Guidance
Hillsdale College Virtus Tentanime Gaudet Latin Strength Rejoices in the Challenge
University of Houston In Tempore Latin In Time
Howard University Veritas et Utilitas Latin Truth and Service
Huntington University The Truth Will Make You Free English
University of Illinois Learning and Labor English
Illinois State University Gladly we Learn and Teach English
Indiana University Lux et Veritas Latin Light and Truth
University of Indianapolis Education for Service English
Iona College Certa Bonum Certamen Latin Fight the good fight
Iowa State University Science with Practice English
James Madison University Knowledge is Liberty English
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Educating of Justice English
Johns Hopkins University Veritas vos liberabit Latin The truth shall make you free
Johnson C. Smith University Sit Lux Latin Let There Be Light
Johnson State College Docendo discimus Latin By teaching, we learn
Kalamazoo College Lux esto Latin Be light
Kansas State University Rule by Obeying Nature's Laws English
University of Kansas Videbo visionem hanc magnam quare non comburatur rubus Latin I will see this great sight, how the bush does not burn
University of Kentucky Dream, Challenge, Succeed English
Lindenwood University Natura et Doctrina Latin Character and Learning
Lees-McRae College In Montibus, Ex Montibus, Pro Montibus Latin In the mountains, of the mountains, for the mountains
Lenoir-Rhyne University ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς Greek The truth shall set you free
Lesley University Perissem Ni Perstitissem Latin I had perished had I not persisted
Loras College Pro Deo et Patria Latin For God and Country
Loyola Marymount University Ad maiorem Dei gloriam — Tua Luce Dirige Latin For the greater glory of God. — Direct us by thy light.
Loyola University Chicago Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam Latin For the greater glory of God
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Fortiter, Feliciter, Fideliter Latin Boldly, Happily, Faithfully
University of Louisiana at Monroe Seek the Truth English
Louisiana Tech University Union, Confidence, Justice English
Macalester College Natura et Revelatio Coeli Gemini Latin Nature and Revelation are twin sisters of heaven
Manhattan College Signum Fidei Latin Sign of Faith
Marietta College Lux Et Veritas Latin Light and Truth
University of Maryland Fatti maschii, parole femine Italian Manly deeds, womanly words
Marylhurst University Cor Sapientis Quaerit Doctrinam Latin The wise of heart seek knowledge
(Proverbs XV)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mens et Manus Latin Mind and Hand
Methodist University Veritas et Virtus Latin Truth and Virtue
Miami University Prodesse Quam Conspici Latin To Accomplish Rather Than To Be Conspicuous
University of Miami Magnus est Veritas Latin Great is the Truth
University of Michigan Artes Scientia Veritas Latin Art, Science, Truth
Middlebury College Scientia et Virtus Latin Knowledge and Virtue
University of Minnesota Commune Vinculum Omnibus Artibus Latin A Common Bond for All the Arts
Mississippi College Veritas et Virtus Latin Truth and Virtue
University of Missouri Salus Populi Latin The Welfare of the People
Montana State University - Billings Access and Excellence English
Montclair State University Carpe Diem Latin Seize The day
Montreat College Esse Quam Videri Latin To Be, Rather Than To Seem
Mount Olive College Collegium Christianum Pro Homnibus et Mulieribus Latin A Christian College for Men and Women
Morehead State University Lux Latin Light
Morehouse College Et Facta est Lux Latin And There Was Light
University of Nevada Las Vegas Omnia Pro Patria Latin Everything, all things for country
University of New Mexico Lux Hominum Vita Latin Light of the life of Mankind
New York University Perstare et Praestare Latin To Persevere and to Excel
State University of New York To learn, to search, to serve English
Niagara University Ut Omnes Te Cognoscant Latin That All May Know You
University of North Carolina at Asheville Levo Oculos Meos In Montes Latin I Lift My Eyes to the Mountains
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lux Libertas Latin Light, Liberty
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Service English
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Discere Aude Latin Dare to Learn
University of North Dakota Lux et Lex Latin Light and law
North Dakota State University For the Land and it's People English
University of Northern Colorado Sapientia In Aeterum Est Latin Wisdom is eternal
Northeastern University Lux, Veritas, Virtus Latin Light, Truth, Courage
Northwestern University Quaecumque sunt vera Latin Whatsoever things are true
University of Notre Dame Vita, Dulcedo, Spes Latin Mary, our Life, Sweetness, and Hope
Ohio University Religio Doctrina Civilitas, Prae Omnibus Virtus Latin Religion, Learning, Civility; Above All, Virtue
Ohio State University Disciplina in civitatem Latin Education for Citizenship
Old Dominion University A Portal to New Worlds English
University of Oregon Mens Agitat Molem Latin Minds Move Mountains
Peace College Esse Quam Videri Latin To be, rather than to seem
University of Pennsylvania Leges sine moribus vanae Latin Laws without morals are useless
Pennsylvania State University Making life better English
Pepperdine University Freely you have received, Freely give (Matthew 10:8) English
University of Pittsburgh Veritas et Virtus Latin Truth and Virtue
Princeton University Dei sub numine viget Latin Under God's power she flourishes
Principia College As the sowing, the reaping English
Providence College Veritas Latin Truth
Queens University of Charlotte Non ministrari sed ministrare Latin Not to be served but to serve
Queens College Discimus ut serviamus Latin We learn in order to serve
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Knowledge and Thoroughness English
Rice University Letters, Science, Art English
University of Richmond Verbum Vitae et Lumen Scientiae Latin The Word of Life and the Light of Knowledge
Roanoke Bible College Set for the Defense of the Gospel English
University of Rochester Meliora Latin Ever better
Rollins College Fiat Lux Latin Let there be light
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Labor et scientia Latin Labor and knowledge
Rutgers University Sol iustitiae et occidentem illustra Latin Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West, also
Smith College Ἐν τῇ ἀρετῇ τὴν γνῶσιν Greek In virtue, knowledge
St. Augustine's College (Raleigh) Veritas vos liberabit Latin The truth will set you free
St. Bonaventure University In Sanctitate et Doctrina Latin In Holiness and Learning
St. John's University (New York City) Educatio Christiana Animae Perfectio Latin A Christian Education Perfects the Soul
St. John Fisher College Bonitatem et Disciplinam et Scientiam Doce Me Latin Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.
San Francisco State University Experientia Docet Latin Experience Teaches
Salem College Reach Within, Shape the Future English
Skidmore College Creative Thought Matters English
University of San Francisco Pro Urbe et Universitate Latin For City and University
Seton Hall University Hazard Zet Forward Anglo-Norman/Archaic English Despite hazard, forward
The University of the South Ecce quam bonum, et quam iucundum habitare fratres in unum Latin Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is, for brethren to dwell together in unity!
University of South Carolina Emollit Mores Nec Sinit Esse Feros Latin Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel
University of Southern California Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat Latin Let him who deserves it bear away the palm
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Deo Volente Latin God Willing
Southwestern University Non Quis Sed Quid Latin Not who but what
Stanford University Die Luft der Freiheit weht German The wind of freedom blows
Stetson University Pro Deo et Veritate. Latin For God and Truth.
Stevens Institute of Technology Per aspera ad astra Latin Through adversity to the stars
Stonehill College Lux et Spes Latin Light and Hope
Sweet Briar College Rosam quae Meruit Ferat Latin She who earns the rose may bear it
Syracuse University Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat Latin Knowledge crowns those who seek her
Temple University Perseverantia Vincit Latin Perseverance Conquers
University of Texas Disciplina praesidium civitatis Latin Education, the Guardian of Society
Texas Southern University Excellence in Achievement English
Texas Woman's University Scientia Lumen Vitae Latin Knowledge Brings Light to Life
Texas Tech University From here, it's possible English
Touro University To Serve, To Lead, To Teach English
Tufts University Pax et Lux Latin Peace and light
Tulane University Non Sibi Sed Suis Latin Not for one's self, but for one's own
University of Tulsa Wisdom, Faith, Service English
Union University Religio et Eruditio Latin Religion and Erudition, or Faith and Learning
United States Military Academy Duty, Honor, Country English
United States Naval Academy Ex Scientia Tridens Latin From Knowledge, Seapower
Valparaiso University In Tua Luce Videmus Lucem Latin In Thy Light We See Light
University of Vermont Studiis Et Rebus Honestis Latin Through Studies and Upright Affairs
Villanova University Veritas Unitas Caritas Latin Truth Unity Love
Virginia Military Institute In Pace Decus, In Bello Praesidium Latin In Peace, a Glorious Asset, in War, a Tower of Strength.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Ut prosim Latin That I may serve
University of Washington Lux sit Latin Let there be light
Wake Forest University Pro humanitate Latin For humanity
Warren Wilson College We're not for everyone... but then, maybe you're not everyone. English
Washington University in St. Louis Per veritatem vis Latin Strength through truth
Washington and Lee University Non Incatus Futuri Latin Not Unmindful of the Future
Wellesley College Non Ministrari sed Ministrare Latin Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.
West Virginia University Πιστει την αρετην εν δε τηι αρετηι την γνωσιν Greek Add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge
Western Carolina University Facultas Vestri Mentis Latin The Power of Your Minds
Western Kentucky University The spirit makes the master English
Western University of Health Sciences Educare, Sanare, Coniunctim Latin To Teach, To Heal, Together
Willamette University Non nobis solum nati sumus Latin Not unto ourselves alone are we born
Wingate University Faith, Knowledge, Service English
Wheaton College (Illinois) Christo et Regno Ejus Latin For Christ and His Kingdom
University of Wisconsin-Madison Numen Lumen Latin God, our light OR The divine within the universe, however manifested, is my light.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Where the Free Spirit Prevails English
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Lehr und Kunst German Theory and Practice
Yale University Lux et veritas Latin Light and truth
Southern Methodist University Veritas Liberabit Vos Latin The truth will make you free.

Venezuela[edit]

University Motto Language Translation
La Universidad del Zulia Post Nubila Phoebus Latin After the clouds, the sun
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello Ut innotescat multiformis sapientia Dei Latin To make known the manifold wisdom of God
Universidad Central de Venezuela La Casa que Vence la Sombra Spanish The house that defeats the shadow
Universidad de Carabobo Deus Libertas Cultura Latin God, Freedom and Culture
Universidad de Los Andes Initium Sapientiae timor domini Latin The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom
Universidad Simón Bolívar La Universidad del Futuro Spanish The University of the Future

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