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Universidad de las Ciencias de la Salud "Hugo Chávez Frías"

image by Ivan Sache, 30 July 2017

On July 13 I spotted the flag of the Universidad de las Ciencias de la Salud "Hugo Chávez Frías" (English: Health Science University "Hugo Chavez Frias"). It was established by Decreto Presidencial (Presidential Decree) No. 1,317, published on the Gaceta Oficial (Official Gazzete) No. 40,514, dated October 8, 2014, in the framework of the "Misión Alma Mater" (English: Alma Mater Mission) (official website:, dead link,, a government
program to change the whole educational system, specifically public institutions (both high schools and universities). Alma Mater Mission
is a sub Mission of Misión Sucre.

It is important to notice that several government programs are regulated through these so called "Misiones" (Missions), encompassed
in the "Sistema Nacional de Misiones" (Missions National System) (official website:, and new official website:, and

Its flag is a yellow horizontal flag with the logo ( in the middle.

For additional information go to UCS (official website), (semi-official website)
Esteban Rivera, 29 July 2018

Universidad de Margarita UNIMAR

image by Ivan Sache, 6 March 2007

The flag of this university is at (defunct).
Dov Gutterman, 3 March 2002

The Flag of University of Margarita is dexter hoist; this is, the hoist seen at the left of the observer and therefore the logotype appears on the lower fly. The prevailing vexillological custom in Venezuela is that the flags are dexter hoisted or with the hoist sees to left of the observer. We can describe the Flag of University of Margarita in this way: a field with approximate ratio 2:3 diagonally divided from upper fly to lower hoist in two stripes: blue and white, showing on this last one the logotype of the Institution (blue circle with letters U in superior part and M in the inferior part, both white)
Raul Orta, 3 March 2003

The University of Margarita, nicknamed "Alma Mater del Caribe", is located on the Margarita island, state of Nueva Esparta, 38 km off the north-eastern coast of Venezuela. This private University was founded by Presidential Decree No 34 on 20 November 1998; it was inaugurated on 1 November 1999.
Ivan Sache, 6 March 2007

Universidad Metropolitana

image by Guillermo T. Aveledo, 15 September 2000

Universidad Metropolitana - Metropolitan University - Caracas
Guillermo T. Aveledo, 15 September 2000

In May 1964, Eugenio Mendoza founded a civil association to promote the foundation of a University. On 21 October 1970, the University National Council authorized the foundation of Universidad Metropolitana (Unimet) in Caracas. The University was inaugurated the next day in the former seat of Colegio América in San Bernardino. In 1976, the University moved to its current seat in La Urbina and built a 100-ha campus. The University has now 5,000 students and 500 professors
The University website shows the flag of the University with a "floating pattern". There are a few differences with the flag shown above:
- the colour of the flag is more orange and less red
- the UM logotype is orange and not black
- there are seven upper and five lower orange "stripes" instead of five and five.
Ivan Sache, 4 March 2007

Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira

image by Ivan Sache, 9 January 2019

image by Raul Orta, 26 July 2002
The Emblem

Based on
Dov Gutterman, 22 July 2002

The Flag - Attributes - The National Experimental University of Táchira is an educational entity located on the Táchira State, at the Southwest of Venezuela. Its flag consists of a field with approximate ratio 2:3 or square and half of length, horizontally divided on two stripes: white the superior and blue the inferior. The Official Emblem of the Intitution in blue to the canton completes the conjunct.
The Emblem - Attributes and Semiology - It consist in a super streamlined and kinetic arrange of the letters U and T that alludes to the name of the Institution.
Source: National Experimental University of Táchira Web Site
Raul Orta, 26 July 2002

UNET was established by Presidential Decree No. 1,630, signed on 27 February 1974. Classes started on 23 June 1975.

The symbols of UNET are described in the Norm on the institutional symbols of UNET, last amended on 13 June 2017 by the University Council.

Article 3 [not modified]
The flag consists of a rectangular panel with proportions 1/square root of 2, composed of two horizontal stripes of equal dimensions, white in the upper part and light blue in the lower part, charged with the UNET imagetype in the upper left part.

Article 7 [modified]
The UNET imagetype is inscribed within an imaginary, perfect square; it shall be of blue color. It is composed of parallel, straight lines that represent letters "U" and "T", placed in a way visually forming the acronym "UT". The end of each line is longitudinally cut centerwise, in order to reduce distance from the contiguous line. The base of letter "T" entering letter "U" forms a plane rectangle filled with the color of the straight lines. In the lower part of the imagetype and outside the virtual square is the word "UNET".
Paragraph 1. The imaginary square inscribing the imagetype shall be a protected area; it is not allowed to change the original design in its shade, shape, proportions, function and balance of the image.
Paragraph 2. When the imagetype has to be used in a stand-alone way, the imaginary square may have a colored background using the colors approved in the university's matching legal prescription.

UNET Symbols' page shows a drawing of the flag with the imagetype without the word "UNET", while photos confirm that the complete imagetype appears on the flag.

Ivan Sache, 9 January 2019

Universidad Nacional Experimental Politècnica de la Fuerza Armada (UNEFA)

image by Raul Orta, 2 April 2003

image by Raul Orta, 2 April 2003

The standard and Coat of Arms of the National Experimental Politechnic University of the Venezuelan Armed Force (Initials UNEFA in Spanish), the former "University Politechnic Institute of the National Armed Forces" (Initials IUPFAN in Spanish)
1.- STANDARD - ATTRIBUTES - Consist in a regular (rectangular) field with ratio 2:3; this is, square and half of longitude. On its blue field gilded fringed appears the Coat of Arms of the Institute in all its official attributes and surrounding it the denomination "UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL EXPERIMENTAL POLITECNICA DE LA FUERZA ARMADA" (NATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL POLITECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE VENEZUELAN ARMED FORCE) in golden roman capital letters.
- SEMIOLOGY - Blue signs the Great Ideals, High Spirit, the Loyalty and the Perseverance which anime the action and activities which belongs to the Institute whilst its Coat of Arms and denomination rebounds the privilege of the formation in its classrooms making honor to its motto: "EDUCATIVE EXCELLENCE".
2.- COAT OF ARMS .- ATTRIBUTES - Consist in an Spaniard shape with only one quarter or simple Azure (blue) field which charges an emblematic conjunct integrated by an eagle with downed wings nascent from a tierced round shield superposed to an anchor and a balance, with a constellation of seven five-pointed stars disposed in arc on the chief, all in Argent (white). Border in Or (yellow) with the inscription "UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL EXPERIMENTAL POLITÉCNICA DE LA FUERZA ARMADA" ("NATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL POLITECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE VENEZUELAN ARMED FORCE") in gothic capital letters enameled on Sable (black), disposed on the flanks and base of the Coat of Arms. As external ornaments, the blazon shows a torch in Or (yellow) flamed in the same enamel and Gules (red) disposed at the back of the field and a pennant tierced in Or (yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red) that charges as mottoes the ephemeris "3 DE FEBRERO DE 1974" (February 3rd, 1974) and "26 DE ABRIL DE 1999" (April 26th, 1999) in gothic capital letters enameled in Sable (black).
- SEMIOLOGY - The field is enameled in Azure for sign the Great Ideals, the High Spirit, the Loyalty and the Perseverance which inspired the action and activities which belongs to the Institute. The Constellation of seven five-pointed stars symbolizes the Venezolanity and remembers the Constance in the Services; by one hand and by the other, the shine of the Personal and Professional Virtues of the Docent, Administrative and Pupil's Personnel of the University. The central emblematic conjunct symbolizes the union of the four components of Venezuelan Armed Force: the round shield represents the Army; the anchor remembers the Navy; the eagle symbolizes the Aviation and the balance alludes to the National Guard: all enameled in Argent for sign the Clarity, the Eloquence, the Integrity and the Truth required of the Personnel adscript to the Institute in the exercise of their functions The border in Or remembers the Joy, the Constance, the Generosity and the Nobleness: virtues which adorn who is called to conduce the destinies of the University whilst its denomination rebound its Corporative Identity, Values, Traditions and Objects. The torch represents the Knowledge and the Study which encounter on the Institute's classrooms  a propitious and fecund place for its development and progress. The pennant, reaffirmation of the Patriotic felling which encounters echo in the Institute, shows the dates of its foundation and elevation to the University range as a tribute to everyone who formed and form a part of it for the realization of all that contract its motto: EDUCATIVE EXCELLENCE for contribute efficiently to the Progress of our Homeland.
Raul Orta, 2 April 2003

The UNEFA official website now shows and describes a different shield . Since there is no reason to question Raul Orta's report, it is clear that the shield was changed. The new shield has eight stars instead of seven and shows a portrait of Simon Bolivar; it was therefore undoubtly adopted as a symbol of President Chávez' Bolivarian Revolution.
The burning torch represents sport as the spirit of the University. The eight stars represent the eight provinces of Venezuela. The book symbolizes wisdom, perseverance and self-abnegation in the studies. The central figure (left) is a portrait of Simon Bolivar, representing the ideology of the Bolivarian process. The central figure (right) represents the four components of the armed forces. In the previous version of the shield, there was no book and the emblem of the armed forces was placed directly on the blue background of the shield. The tricolor scroll bears the name of the country and the date of foundation of UNEFA, 26 April 1999 (by Presidential Decree No 115). On the former shield, the scroll bore two dates (not shown on the image but described in the companion text), 3 February 1974 having been deleted from the current scroll.
Ivan Sache, 7 March 2007

Universidad de Oriente

image by Ivan Sache, 30 October 2014

Universidad de Oriente (UDO) was established by Decree-Law No. 459 of 21 November 1958. Basic Course started in Cumaná (Sucre State) on 12 February 1960. Centers were subsequently established in Maturin (Monagas State; School of Agronomic and Oil Engineering, October 1961), Ciudad Bolívar (Bolívar State; School of Medicine and School of Geology and Mining, 8 January 1962), Barcelona (Anzoátegui State; School of Engineering and Chemistry, 9 January 1963), and Nueva Esparta (Nueva Sparta State; Basic Course, 21 January 1969).
The flag of UDO is King blue with the university's emblem in the middle. The flag shall be hoisted in the presidium at the left of the national flag.
The emblem of UDO, designed by the founding director, Dr. Luis Manuel Peñalver, features a star shaped like a compass rose, divided into eight equal, white and black parts, whose points indicate the points of horizon, principally the Orient, from which raises not only the sun, but also all the stars that symbolize Universidad de Oriente. The star is interlaced with ellipses formed by the movement of three yellow atoms, as a representation of science, and placed on a cyan blue disk surrounded by an orange ring bordered yellow and inscribed with "UNIVERSIDAD DE ORIENTE" (top) and "VENEZUELA" (bottom), in yellow letters of the Times New Roman font.
Source: - University's website
Ivan Sache, 30 October 2014