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Colegio de Contadores Públicos y Auditores de Guatemala

[Flag of Colegio de Contadores Públicos y Auditores de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2018

Colegio de Contadores Públicos y Auditores de Guatemala (CPA) is a professional organization grouping public accountants and auditors. Decree No. 72, adopted in 2001 by the Congress, states that all university graduates shall register a professional organization, not later than 6 months after graduation.
Source: Decree No. 72

The flag of CPA is white with the organization's emblem.
Photos:
https://elperiodico.com.gt/gente/2018/01/20/el-colegio-de-profesionales-presenta-a-su-nueva-junta-directiva/
Ivan Sache, 12 July 2018


Colegio de Ingenieros de Guatemala

[Flag of Colegio de Ingenieros de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018

Colegio de Ingenieros de Guatemala (COG) is a professional organization grouping engineers. Decree No. 72, adopted in 2001 by the Congress, states that all university graduates shall register a professional organization, not later than 6 months after graduation.
Source: Decree No. 72

The flag of COG is white with the organization's emblem.
Photos
http://cig.org.gt/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/32407152_1875995699118696_7896160849570562048_o-1080x548.jpg
https://aprende.guatemala.com/tramites/otros-documentos-tramites/requisitos-para-inscribirse-en-el-colegio-de-ingenieros-de-guatemala/
Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018


Colegio de Ingenieros Químicos de Guatemala

[Flag of Colegio de Ingenieros Químicos de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2018

Colegio de Ingenieros Químicos de Guatemala (CIQG) is a professional organization grouping engineers. Decree No. 72, adopted in 2001 by the Congress, states that all university graduates shall register a professional organization, not later than 6 months after graduation.
Source: Decree No. 72

The flag of CIQG is white with the organization's emblem.
Photos
https://aprende.guatemala.com/tramites/otros-documentos-tramites/requisitos-para-inscribirse-en-el-colegio-de-ingenieros-quimicos-de-guatemala/
https://noticias.funiber.org/2012/03/15/funiber-firma-convenio-colegio-ingenieros-quimicos-guatemala-ciq-ampliar-la-formacion-colegiados
Ivan Sache, 12 July 2018


Universidad Galileo

Francisco Gregoric has located the flag of the Universidad Galileo/Galileo University in Guatemala. Although the university seems to have its own post code, I presume that it is physically located in Guatemala City. The flag can be seen at   <www.galileo.edu>. In the case of Galileo University, since the institution is a private institution, the colors of the Guatemalan flag have been slightly modified. However, it would be obvious to anyone that the university was a Guatemalan institution.
From this website: "La bandera de Universidad Galileo fue formada usando tres bandas de color horizontales. La de color azul marino profundo, representa el mar. La barra de en medio, color terracota claro, simboliza la tierra o el sistema planetario. Y la barra celeste superior simboliza el firmamento. El logo de la Universidad se coloco de tal forma que simboliza la comunicación entre el espacio interestelar y la tierra en que habitamos.".
Ron Lahav, 27 November 2005


Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala

[Flag of Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018

Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala (UMG) was approved on 29 January 1966 by the Supreme Council of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.
UMG is composed of 13 Faculties and 10 Schools. UMG operates 22 campuses.
UMG is named for the statesman José Mariano Gálvez (1790-1862), President of the Republic from 1831 to 1838. A reformer of the educational system, he founded Academia de Estudio, the National Library and the National Museum, promoting the respect of law and individual rights.
Source: UMG website

The flag of UMG is white with the university's emblem.
Photos:
https://www.umg.edu.gt/category/facultad-de-ciencias-medicas-y-de-la-salud/
https://humanidades.umg.edu.gt/idiomas/index.php/about/
http://ww2.oj.gob.gt/uci/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=905:inician-posgrados-en-derecho-de-trabajo&catid=71:noticias-anteriores
https://gestionpublica.umg.edu.gt
http://iglesiabautistazacapangib.blogspot.com/2011/11/graduacion-pastor-leonardo-perez.html
The colors of the emblem are specified as:
Gold: #B0863A
Red: #CC3433
Blue: #1D73A6
Black: #000000
Source: UMG website

50th Anniversary Flag

[Flag of Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018

UMG used a special flag for the celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Here the logo is completed with number "5", the regular emblem of UMG forming number "0".
Photo:
http://cronica.gt/congreso-internacional-sobre-globalizacion-mundial-en-u-mariano-galvez/
Ivan Sache, 09 July 2018


Universidad Rafael Landívar

[Flag of Universidad Rafael Landívar] image by Ivan Sache, 07 July 2018

Universidad Rafael Landívar (URL) was established on 18 October 1961 in Guatemala City by the Society of Jesus. The first rector, Jose Falla, was elected on 17 November 1961; classes started on 22 January 1962. URL subsequently founded campuses in Quetzaltenango (1963), Jalapa (1966), Antigua, Jutiapa and Zacapa (1977), Retalhuleu (1980), Escuintla (1989), La Verpaza (1992), and El Quiché (2000).
URL is composed of 9 Faculties and 6 Institutes. Tecnológico Landívar, inaugurated in 2005, is a complex of 42 laboratories supporting education given in the faculties.
The university is named for the poet Rafael Landívar (1731-1793). Born in Guatemala City, Landívar joined the Society of Jesus in Mexico in 1750, being ordained priest in 1755. Back to Guatemala in 1761, he left the country in 1767 following the expelling of the Jesuits from the Spanish Empire.
Source: URL website

The flag of URL is horizontally divided light blue-white-yellow with the university's emblem, in full colors, in the center.
Photos:
https://bloglandivariano.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/codigo-de-etica-para-la-camara-de-comercio-americana-guatemala-amcham/
http://www.uca.edu.ni/index.php/11-informacion-general/1437-album-iii-copa-francisco-javier-s-j
http://mingob.gob.gt/universidad-rafael-landivar-impartira-maestrias-a-elementos-de-pnc/
https://elperiodico.com.gt/gente/2016/07/01/universidad-rafael-landivar-presento-su-revista-eutopia/
http://gunimatamoros.blogspot.com/2014/03/graduacion-luis-castillo-universidad.html

The emblem is an oval shield, with the university's name, town and year of foundation written in the border. in chief, the oil lamp represents knowledge and academia, while the cross is a symbol of the Christian faith.
In base, the two wolves surrounding a caldron are part of the arms of Loyola, symbolizing the academic tradition maintained for centuries by the Company of Jesus. In the central left part of the shield, a "tree typical of the region of Castilla y León" is flanked by a lion rampant; in the central right part, a tower represents the Hispanic tradition.
The central escutcheon features two volcanoes, the sea and a quetzal bird, representing the New World. The whole escutcheon represents the cultural tradition of Guatemala.
Source: URL website
Ivan Sache, 07 July 2018


Universidad Rural de Guatemala

[Flag of Universidad Rural de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018

Universidad Rural de Guatemala (URG) was established on 27 February 1988.
The flag of URG is blue with the university's emblem.
Photos:
https://urural.edu.gt/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/banner-portada-web-copy1.jpg
https://urural.edu.gt/graduacion-facultad-de-ciencias-juridicas-y-sociales/
https://www.guatemala.com/noticias/sociedad/inicio-clases-del-ciclo-2018-las-universidades-la-ciudad-guatemala.html
Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018


Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

[Flag of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018

Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), the sole public university in Guatemala, originates in a request tabled in 1660 by Payo Enríquez de Rivera (1622-1684), Bishop of Guatemala (1657-1667; subsequently Archbishop of Mexico, 1668-1681, and Viceroy of New Spain, 1673-1680), with the economical support of Sancho de Barahona, Isabel de Loaiza and Pedro Crespo Suárez, representatives of the local elite. This resulted in the establishment of the Universidad del Reyno de Guatemala by Royal Letters signed on 31 January 1675 by King of Spain Charles II (1661-1700, crowned in 1665).
Juan Bautista Urquiola y Elorriaga (d. 1892), Doctor in Law from the University of Salamanca, was appointed first Rector in 1681. The university was established in the former Colegio Santo Tomás, from which the Dominicans were expropriated. Sixty students registered for the first classes: 7 in Theology, 36 in Arts (Grammar, Dialectic, Rethoric, Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy and Music), and 17 in Kaqchikel language (taught by the Dominican friar José Ángel Cenollo). On 18 June 1687, Pope Innocent XI (1611-1689; Pope in 1676) granted the title of Pontificia Universidad del Reyno de Guatemala to the university. The first Doctor, Lorenzo Pérez Dardón, graduated in 1688.
In the 18th century, the Franciscan Friar José Antonio Liendo y Goicoechea (1735-1814), appointed Professor of Philosophy, introduced "rational philosophy", that is, experimental physics and chemistry to the university; during his travel in Europe (1765-1767), he acquired several books. He used the books by François Jacquier (1711-1788) on Newtonian physics and by Fortunato of Brescia (1701-1754) on anatomy and physiology, introduced microscopy and optics, and revamped the teaching of geography and geometry. With the support of Rector Isidro Sicilia, he reformed the studies in 1782, introducing Chairs of Pathology, Anatomy and Therapeutic. A second travel in France and Spain (1787-1789) allowed him to visit libraries and to acquire more books; he was commissioned by the Madrid Botanical Garden to supply it with plants and seeds from Guatemala.
The first independence of Guatemala was proclaimed on 15 September 1821 by the local civil and religious authorities, the board of the university included. Incorporated to Mexico on 5 January 1822, Guatemala eventually proclaimed its independence on 1 July 1823 in the Main Hall of the today's Museum of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. The university also offered to host the Congress that proclaimed the Central American Federation.
Transformed in 1829 into the Academia de Estudios, the university was re-established in 1840, and transformed in 1875 in Universidad Nacional.
The university was granted autonomy by Decree No. 12, enacted in 1944. The first Constitution of the university was adopted in 1945 by the Congress and modified in 1947.The autonomy of the university was inscribed in the Political Constitution of the Republic of Guatemala, elaborated in 1985 and modified in 1993.
USAC, operating 20 regional centers, is composed of 10 Faculties and 16 Schools.
Source: USAC website

The flag of USAC, designed by Rector Carlos Martínez Durán, was unveiled in 1963 during the inauguration of the Rectorate building in the university center located in Zone 12 of Guatemala City.
The flag is white with the university's coat of arms in the center. A dark blue vertical stripe is placed along each side of the flag, from which five dark blue triangles point to the flag's center.
Blue and white are the national colors.
White is also a symbol of impartial knowledge delivered in all Schools and Faculties of USAC.
The dark blue lateral stripes and triangles represent the sky over Guatemala and the volcanoes present everywhere on the national territory.
The flag is charged in the center with the university's coat of arms, outlined in black.
Source: Dulce Barrios blog
Photos
http://www.csuca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&Itemid=153&lang=es
https://diged.usac.edu.gt/2017/08/10/seminario-internacional-perspectiva-de-genero-en-el-ambito-juridico-iumusac/
http://elzacapaneco.com/noticias-es.php?noticia=2629
http://periodico.usac.edu.gt/?page_id=1921
http://periodico.usac.edu.gt/?p=2585
http://www.revistauniversidadsociedad.com/index.php/revistas/presentacion
http://www.soy502.com/articulo/carlos-alvarado-electo-como-rector-de-la-usac
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkob0QhMqHc

The coat of arms of USAC is seal-like, with the border inscribed with "CAROLINA ACADEMIA COACTEMALENSIS INTER CÆTERAS ORBIS CONSPICUA", Latin for "Academy [San] Carlos de Guatemala Great Among Those of the World".
The seal features different elements on a blue background:
- on the vertical axis, from top to bottom: a papal tiara over St. Peter's keys crossed in saltire, recalling the title of Pontificia Universiada del Reyno de Guatemala granted by Pope Innocent XI in 1687; the effigy of St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584; canonized on 1 November 1610 by Pope Paul V), patron saint of King of Spain Charles II and the university's namesake; Apostle St. James riding a horse and holding a word, recalling that Guatemala City was originally named La Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Los Caballeros de Guatemala (The Very Noble and Loyal City of St. James of the Knights of Guatemala).
- in the upper part, surrounding the tiara and the saint, the castles and lions from the Royal arms of Spain ("Quarterly Castile and León").
- beneath, near the border of the shield, two columns charged, left, with "PLUS", and right, with "ULTRA", meaning the high academic level of the university [rather, the supporters of the Royal arms of Spain!]
- in base, the three green volcanoes, Agua (Water; 3,760 m), Fuego (Fire, identified by smoke; 3,763 m), and Acatenango (3,976 m).
The coat of arms is a modern rendition of the oldest known seal of the university, found on the front page of the Constitution of the university dated 1681.
The next seal, dated 1686, kept the same design, placing the effigy of the saint within an oval and featuring only two volcanoes, Agua and Fuego. The writing was completed with the name of the university, "PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD DEL REYNO DE GUATEMALA".
On 11 April 1922, Revista de la Universidad introduced the brand new coat of arms adopted by the University Council of the newly renamed Universidad Nacional, described as follows:
"In the center the sphere representing the world; above, two hands swapping books, representing communication between peoples through writing. The motto "ITE ET DOCETE OMNES GENTES", Latin for "Go and Teach Everyone", synthesizing the primary goal of universities. In base, year "1922". The shield surmounted by a quetzal bird, a symbol of freedom also representative of Guatemala, above it, "UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL". The shield surrounded by two big coffee branches, the main representation of energy and patriotic work.
This coat of arms never existed. Based on the written description, the dentist Jaime Poveda Barrios elaborated a design, which was validated by the Higher Council but never produced, for whatever reason.
Source: USAC website
Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018

Faculty of Humanities

[Flag of Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala Faculty of Humanities] image by Ivan Sache, 16 November 2018

The Faculty of Humanities of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (FAHUSAC) was among the seven Faculties that composed USAC, when established as an autonomous university by Decree No. 12 issued on 9 November 1944 by the Revolutionary Government.
FAHUSAC was formally established on 17 September 1945 by the University Council, the day being proclaimed Day of University Culture. Originally composed of four sections (Philosophy, History, Letters, and Pedagogy), FAHUSAC includes now the Departments of Pedagogy, Virtual Education, Art, Philosophy, and Letters; the Section of Languages; and the Schools of Library Science and of Postgraduate Studies.

The flag of FAHUSAC is similar to the flag of USAC with the emblem of the faculty in the center instead of the university's emblem.

Photo: http://www.humanidades.usac.edu.gt/usac/conversario-dra-rita-gradaille-universidad-de-santiago-de-compostela-espana
Ivan Sache, 16 November 2018


Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala

[Flag of Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018

Universidad San Pablo de Guatemala (USPG) was approved on 23 March 2006.
The flag of USPG is red with the university's emblem.
Photos:
https://uspg.edu.gt/site/novedades/item/130-graduacion-2017
Ivan Sache, 11 July 2018


Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

[Flag of Universidad del Valle de Guatemala] image by Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018

Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) was approved on 29 January 1966 by the Higher Council of Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. UVG was founded by Asociación del Colegio Americano de Guatemala (CAG), which was transformed on 29 September 1972 into Fundación de la Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Beside UVG, the foundation manages Colegios Americanos in Guatemala and Escuintla.
UVG operates three campuses: Guatemala (main campus), Escuintla (Campus Sur, est. in 1994 with the support of sugar industry), and Sololá (Campus Altiplano, est. in 2000 on the premises of a former military base).
UVG is composed of 4 Faculties: Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Engineering, and of 1 Institute.
Source: UVG website

The flag of UVG is vertically divided green-white-green with the university's emblem in the center.
Photos
https://www.publinews.gt/gt/guatemala/2015/02/27/esto-le-otorgan-orden-quetzal-universidad-valle.html
https://www.publinews.gt/gt/tendencias/2017/07/18/universidad-del-valle-y-usaid-lanzan-iniciativa-observatorio-economico-sostenible.html
http://www.soy502.com/articulo/universidad-valle-recibe-orden-quetzal
The Graphic Charter of UVG prescribes the corporate color as:
Pantone 3435C
CMYK 90 40 90 40.
Examples of flags are given, as green with the counter-colored emblem, white with the emblem, and white with the counter-colored emblem. The actual use of such flags is not backed up by any evidence.
Source: UVG Graphic Charter
Ivan Sache, 10 July 2018