The emblem of the University of Fukui was decided in October 2004, after soliciting proposals from both within and outside the university and taking advantage of an opportunity offered by the consolidation of the Fukui University and the Fukui Medical University.
Yoshiaki Yanagimoto (currently living in Machida, Tokyo)
The emblem consists of two circles combined with the shape of “infinity”. These circles represent the two entities, the Fukui University and the Fukui Medical University, before their consolidation and “science” and “technology” were referred in the University’s Mission Statement. The combined shape expresses the infinite potentiality offered by the new university. The curved portion of the emblem at its center depicts the initial letter of the University’s name, “F”, the blue color symbolizes the “beautiful sea and sky of Fukui prefecture” and “youth and intelligence.”
The song of the University of Fukui was decided in October, 2004 as one of the projects to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the new University of Fukui (the consolidation of Fukui University and the Fukui Medical University).
The song was selected out of a number of solicited works and introduces the aims and mission of the University of Fukui. It skillfully expresses the university’s collaboration with both the local area and the world, the beautiful natural environment and history of Fukui and the potentiality of the university represented by “blue” and “infinity” in the emblem.
Sachiko Kitamura (University song (Winner of the Competition for Best Lyrics))
Tokuko Shimazaki (Professor, Faculty of Education and Regional Studies)