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Unidad Educadiva San Felipe Neri

"Unidad Educadiva San Felipe Neri" (UESFN) was founded at Riobamba by the Society of Jesus. On 13 October 1836, President of the Republic Vicente Rocafuerte appointed Dr. J. Véloz "Rector del Colegio Nacional de San Felipe Neri"; however, the effective foundation date of the institute is considered to be 25 April 1838. "Colegio San Felipe Neri" was transformed into "Unidad Educadiva San Felipe Neri" by the Ministry of Education on 21 September 2000 (Decree No. 931). The institute is named after St. Philip Neri (1515-1595, canonized in 1622), an Italian priest and mystic, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory in 1575.
A photo taken during the "Proclamación de Abanderados y Escoltas 2008-2009" ceremony shows the flag of the institute as horizontally divided blue-white-blue (1:2:1) with the emblem of the institute in the middle, slightly overlapping on the blue stripes. The flag is bordered with a fringe argent.
The emblem of the institute was adopted on 21 September 2000, when the institute was granted its current status and name. The emblem is made of a shield vertically divided, the left half being yellow with seven red bends and the right half being silver with a cauldron flanked by two wolves, all in black. The shield is surmonted by the foundation year, "1836", in blue, and placed on a white disk surrounded by a grey ring charged with "UNIDAD EDUCATIVA SAN FELIPE NERI" (top) and "RIOBAMBA - ECUADOR" (bottom), in blue letters. The shield is presented on the website of the institute as inspired by the arms of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. On the flag, there is a clear difference between the white and silver elements, but the colour of the writing does not seem to be blue, but rather or.
A similar coat of arms is used by the Society of Ex-Alumni of the Colleges of the Society of Jesus, presented on the website of "Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola" of Piura, Peru. Ignatius de Loyola was born Iñigo de Oñaz y Loyola, and his arms were "Per pale, Oñaz and Loyola". The dexter part of the shield, "Gules seven bends gules", was the coat of arms of the Oñaz family. The seven bends were conferred by King Alfonso XI of Castile to the seven Oñaz brothers who faught during the battle of Beotivar in 1321, repelling, together with a few Basque fellows, Gascon and Navarrian troops.
The sinister part of the shield, "Argent a cauldron flanked by two wolves rampants, all sable", was the coat of arms of the Loyola family. The wolves, symbols of ardor to war, are canting for the name used by the saint in his youth, Iñigo López de Loyola ("lobo" means "a wolf" in Spanish). The cauldron may recall the affluency of the Loyola family.
Ivan Sache, 8 February 2009

Unidad Educadiva Santa Mariana de Jesús

image by Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

Unidad Educadiva Santa Mariana de Jesús is located in Chone Canton (Manabí Province).
The institute, named for St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes (1618-1645; canonized in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, Ecuador's first and patron saint), was established by the Sisters of Santa Mariana de Jesús, a congregation founded in 1873 by Blessed Mercedes de Jesús Molina y Ayala (1828-1883, aka the Rose of Guayas).
The flag of the institute is divided white-pink along the ascending diagonal. White is a symbol of the virtue and purity of St. Mariana of Jesus. Pink is a symbol of the virtue, innocence, joy, and dedication of Blessed Mercedes de Jesús Molina y Ayala, the Rose of Guayas.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

Unidad Educativa Temporal Chordeleg

image by Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

Unidad Educativa Temporal is located in Chordeleg Canton (Azuay Province).
The institute, established in October 1972, was nationalized by Decree No. 1,369 of 13 December 1973 and renamed Colegio Guillermo Durán Arcentales. It was renamed Colegio Nacional Chordeleg by Decree of the Executive No. 548 of 8 April 1981.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided black-white-black (2:1:2) with the institute's emblem in the middle.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

Unidad Educativa Temporal El Carmelo

image by Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

The flag of Unidad Educativa Temporal El Carmelo (Tulcán Canton, Carchi Province) is horizontally divided blue-white-red.
Sources: - Photo
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2014

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 August 2007

image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 August 2007

The Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil is located in Guayaquil. A description of the university flag and logo, which is displayed on the flag, and also a color photograph of the flag, can all be seen at <>.
The university flag is almost identical to the Papal or Vatican flag, with the exception that the University Logo is positioned where the Papal tiara and Crossed Keys are on the Papal flag.
Ron Lahav, 17 August 2007

There's also a pennant, termed an "estandarte," on the same page. Translated: "In the inaugural ceremony of the main building, the archbishop monsignor Manuel de Jesús Serrano Abad blessed the standard, that is a symbol of triangular form with the cross of Santiago, patron of the city and school, which expresses what the university hopes for its members: faith pure and uncontaminated, fidelity to the traditions that it demands, gratitude to conscience as opposed to circumstance of life. The emblem presides over the official acts that are celebrated in the university.
The flag, a bicolor with vertical bands of white and yellow, was approved officially by the University Council on the 13 of June of 1977. Since then it flies on campus every memorial day and every Monday next to the flags of Ecuador and Guayaquil."
Eugene Ipavec, 17 August 2007

On July 31 I saw this image from the local newspaper El Ciudadano  showing three flags, from left to right: UFE 1, Ecuador, UFE 2. Since the news was reported by the newspaper in Quito, Pichincha Province, I thought that one of the two UFE's might be of the city of Quito, or the Pichincha Province, but clearly it is not the case. The news was a conference by the Ecuadorian Procurador (Ombudsman) regarding the process of money laundering in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Then again, checked the Amsterdam flag, and again, it does not match any of the two UFE's in the picture mentioned above.
However, looking at the government entity mentioned in the article, Procuraduría General del Estado (States's General Ombudsman), its symbols do not match either of the two UFE's.
The last entity mentioned in the article is the CONCLA (Consejo Nacional contra el Lavado de Activos, National Council Against Money Laundering), so one of the two unidentified flags could be of this government organization, but I am not quite sure.
Esteban Rivera, 15 August 2010

To the right, the closest thing I can come up with is maybe the flag of the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. The logo of the school is located at and a closeup is at
Zachary Harden, 15 August 2010

Universidad Central del Ecuador

image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014

President's banner:

image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014


image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014

The university was established in 1651 and has its seat in Quito but dependencies in the country, especially also on the Galapagos Islands.
The normal dark blue outdoor flag has a ratio of approx. 1:2 with the seal centred. The president's banner is red, divided by a blue bend sinister with the seal centred and has golden fringes at three sides.
The seal has a golden circumscription in a white bordure fimbriated golden. The circumscription is in golden initials "UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR" (above) and "FUNDADA EN 1651" (below, smaller) "QUITO" (below, slightly bigger,2nd line). In a blue field is a rectangular "French" shield divided per fess into yellow over green. Above is a red bonfire, fimbriated golden, lighted by four golden stems. Beneath are a white closed book, a white pen and a white compass, all fimbriated golden. Above the shield are 14 golden stars, either ordered in alongside an invisible circle or oval. The shield is flanked by a white scroll fimbriated golden with a Latin inscription In golden initials “OMNIUM POTENTIOR EST SAPIENTIA” (wisdom is mightier than everything(?)).
Source: information provided in 2012 by E. Càceres-Tinillo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 December 2014

Original flag

Reconstructed image
image by Ivan Sache, 17 January 2015

The flag of the university was originally prescribed by a Decree adopted on 25 July 1930 by the University Council.
Article 1.
The flag of "Universidad Central" shall be scarlet red and cobalt blue, and shall measure 3 m in width on 1.50 m in height. The blue stripe, charged with the white letters "U.C." shall be placed diagonally on the red field, the height of the stripe being the half of the flag's height, here 0.75 m.
Article 2.
The university flag shall be hoisted in all instances prescribed by the internal regulations and in the university national feasts.
Article 3.
In national feasts, the national flag shall be hoisted, too.

The coat of arms of the university is prescribed in the Law that established the university.
Article 1.
The university shall used a coat of arms divided into two horizontal fields. The upper field features a flame with shining rays on a yellow filed. The lower field features, on a green background, a book superimposed with a pair of compass and a quill crossed per saltire. The lateral and lower parts of the shield are bordered with the flag of the Executive. The shield is ensigned with 15 stars forming a crown.
Article 2.
Around the coat of arms placed on the facade of the university shall be placed the motto "Omnium Potentior est Sapientia".
Source: - Myriam Quinteros' blog
Photo of the flag
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2015

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

image from university web site

Universidad San Francisco de Quito (St. Francis University of Quito) is a Roman Catholic institution located in the capital of Ecuador. I have received an e-mail from the Sub-Assistente en la Oficina del Rectorado, in reply to a request for information concerning a possible university flag, which informs me that the logo which appears on the university web site, has actually recently 'evolved into a squarely shaped banner type of flag at the suggestion of one of the Profesores who said to the Rector that because this logotipo looks like a flag why is it not made into a flag.
Ron Lahav, 11 April 2005