The new logo represents CIU’s distinctiveness and features ﬁve important elements:
CLARKE: The name Clarke is an occupational name meaning Scholar, derived from a Clarke in the Holy Orders (Clarke Coat of Arms, 2017). The name also honors Dr. Ian Thomas Clarke’s roots and dedicated citizenship and leadership in transforming critical sectors in Uganda. The vision of the Clarke family is tonimpact Uganda through sustainable development. Over the years they have provided thousands of jobs in their various enterprises, and recognise the need for a values-based practical education as a foundation for employment. The name Clarke has been associated with community and sustainable development, not only in healthcare but also in business. It is, therefore, a fundamental expression of CIU’s identity/brand: a university committed to preparing responsible citizens and outstanding value-oriented scholars for leadership and transformation. The name will encompass current and future program and centers of excellence in disciplines dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ugandans.
THE SHIELD: The shield denotes CIU’s tripartite pillars of Teaching, Research, and Service. It is the motif of the university seal and signiﬁes protection of knowledge generated, stored and
THE BEACON/FLAME SYMBOL: torch/light has always been a symbol of learning and leadership. It signiﬁes that education is a process of stimulating the mind. It sparks ingenuity, creativity, passion, leadership, and determination. Here, our students can explore, discover, grow and accomplish their goals. The symbol unites the academic identity of CIU with its mission.
THE CIU MOTTO: Lead. Innovate. Transform: reﬂects our vision: A values-based university that inspires leadership, critical thinking, innovation, and outstanding academic training that transforms communities.
Est 2008: We were founded and licensed in 2008. We continue to celebrate an established and growing legacy of excellence in education, research, and service.
Of special note: CIU HASHTAG: #MakeAdifference:
Our hashtag symbolizes continuity and the primary outcome of our efforts. We hope that every student, faculty, alumni through their Leadership, Innovative action, and Transformational practices can make a difference.