Logo / seal

Lógó Háskóla Íslands


The University of Iceland logo is twofold, on the one hand the actual seal and on the other the University logo. A variation of the logo is also available for all University Schools and faculties in the schools’ colours. The logo can also be used as a watermark in print objects and advertisements providing that the rules on its use are followed.
The actual University of Iceland seal (stamped, pressed or printed on stationery) is used when creating formal documents that confirms the mandate of the author to speak for the University of Iceland or its management units. Specific rules apply for the use of the seal.
The University of Iceland logo is used in general introductions of University operations; including schools and faculties. This applies to research, teaching, communication and all services. The logo must never be used by itself, it must always be accompanied by the name of the University of Iceland; either in Icelandic or English.
The logo may be used by the following: 
  • All permanent University employees when they represent or send documents and data for their management unit 
  • All those who have received academic titles according the pertaining regulations.
  • All University Schools.
  • All University Faculties.
  • All institutes appertaining to schools and faculties.
  • All institutes appertaining to the University Council.
  • Central administration at the University of Iceland.
The logo may also be used, with other logos, for certain projects provided that a collaborative contract is in place, e.g.. between the University of Iceland and Landspítali – University Hospital. This also applies for joint projects, such as conferences and symposia. However, service contracts and grant agreements do not allow automatic access to the University logo; the use has to be stipulated in the contracts. 
Numerous institutes operate under the auspices of the University of Iceland. It is important that these institutes identify with the University in all printed material they publish. When the connection is not explicit in the institutes’ names or when institutes have their own logo, their connection with the University must be defined in the appropriate manner. The use of the logo must be consistent and the institutes that use the University logo should adhere to its fonts. Frutiger font should always accompany the logo. 
The University logo is Pallas Athena which can be used as a watermark without the name of the University. This version may be used on websites, e-mails, direct mail, printed objects and advertisements. The University logo is then used white on a photo (20% opacity). The logo can also be used on the University blue or the school and faculty colours in 20% white. At least 60% of the logo must be displayed in print objects. The logo can be bigger in websites and may be partially displayed.

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