Emblem and School Color
The emblem is comprised of the word "DAIGAKU" with a reed around it. It is said that reed represents Kansai University's academic culture - simple, earnest, and sturdy - which developed since its foundation as Kansai Law School in Osaka in 1886. The reed is known as a strong plant which can withstand wind and rain, and grows in the shallow waters of the Yodogawa River running through Osaka.
The logo is intended to symbolize and convey the brand of Kanai University and all of its affiliated institutions. Consisting of the KU emblem encased by three words in Latin - "seal," "Kansai University," and the year 1886 - it was originally designed as a seal to grace the cover of an English-language pamphlet for the university. The publication was produced by late president Uichi Iwasaki for use in promoting academic exchanges with overseas universities, including Columbia University, from which he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree as one of the first study-abroad students from Kansai University. In those days, Latin words were commonly used as elements of seal designs at Ivy League universities, one of which is Columbia University, where the studies of Latin language and Latin classics were regarded as some of the most important academic pursuits.
Kansai University's school color is "Global Purple," which was referred to as "blue" when it was originally adopted in January 1924. In 1986, the university's 100th anniversary year, the color was officially defined as FG58 primary indigo: 51%, and 49% FG14 purple (as described in DIC Corporation's color matching system), but today it is recommended that 100% cyan and 100% magenta be used instead for the sake of convenience.
Downloadable Emblem and Logo
Kansai University Emblem
Kansai University Logo
Annex School Emblems
Kansai University Dai-ichi Senior High School
Kansai University Dai-ichi Junior High School
Kansai University Hokuyo Senior High School
Hokuyo Junior High School
Kansai University Senior High School
Kansai University Junior High School
Kansai University Elementary School
Kansai University Kindergarten
Other downloadable materials
Logos for the "Kaisers" (KU athletic clubs)
"KU" symbol (for KU-affiliated senior and junior high schools and elementary school)
Use of Emblems and Logos
- Commercial use for merchandise development and other purposes without permission from Kansai University,
- Inadequate use damaging the credibility and dignity of Kansai University, and
- Other uses which are recognized as inadequate.
Prohibited matters in use
- Changing horizontal to vertical ratio,
- Altering the image or combining with other images, and
- Changing the color.
*For inquiries about using the above materials for commercial purposes, such as merchandise development, please contact KANDAI Pensee Co., Ltd. at 06-6368-0011.