Degrees of color

By in Creativity on 2007/11/11

Interesting article at Colour Lovers, with an historical perspective on the use of color and education degrees.

Fitas Coimbra

They start by referring the portuguese University Of Coimbra as the first record of connecting academic practices to color. This was a topic that always confused me when i was a student, as sometimes i met colleagues from other universities that had different colors but were studying for the same degree.

Help me out (and Colour Lovers) to find out the right color degree.

International:

#EEDC82
Agriculture
Maize
#FFFFFF
Arts, Letters, Humanities
White
#C9B261
Commerce, Accountancy, Business
Drab
#CCAFCE
Dentistry
Lilac
#DA8A67
Economics
Copper
#6495ED
Education
Light Blue
#FF7F00
Engineering
Orange
#704F00
Fine Arts, including Architecture
Brown
#583D00
Forestry, Environmental Studies, Sustainability
Russet
#920035
Journalism
Crimson
#800080
Law
Purple
#FEF667
Library Science
Lemon
#66A926
Medicine
Green
FFB6C1
Music
Pink
#F0A900
Nursing
Apricot
#C0C0C0
Oratory (Speech)
Silver Gray
#21421E
Pharmacy
Olive Green
#064A7F
Philosophy, Political Science
Dark Blue
#6D8904
Physical Education
Sage Green
#008080
Public Administration, including Foreign Service
Peacock Blue
#F29972
Public Health
Salmon Pink
#F6C500
Science
Golden Yellow
#FFDF00
Social Work
Citron
#B30041
Theology, Divinity
Scarlet
#5D5D5D
Veterinary Science, Husbandry
Gray

(w/ Sergio edit @ 22:05, 2007/11/11)

Portugal

#ffff00
Medicine
Yellow
#ff0000
Law
Red
#800080
Pharmacy
Purple
#064A7F
Letters
Dark-blue
#6495ED
#FFFFFF
Science & Technology
Light-blue + white
#f7941d
Psychology
Orange
#00a651
Social Service & Sociology
Green

3 thoughts on “Degrees of color

  1. 1

    Since the University of Coimbra was mentioned, I’ll tell what the main colors are:

    – Yellow: Medicine
    – Red: Law
    – Purple: Pharmacy
    – Dark-blue: Letters
    – Light-blue+White: Science & Technology
    – Orange: Psychology
    – Green: Social Service & Sociology

    Those are the main degrees, but there are dozens of combinations for other degrees like Yellow+Green for Agronomy and for other institutes.

  2. 2

    And the list you got over there is huge. No wonder no one can remember that. A like Coimbra’s color scheme better. At least I don’t have to tell all the different kind of greens.

  3. Leonor Alves
    3

    Very interesting… although i didn’t pay that much attention to it when i was a student. All the corrections made by Sérgio Santos are more or less accurete, at least for Lisbon… My degree is in Science and Tecnhology and the corresponding colour is light blue (without the white)but there are some confusing factors… concerning the graduation ribbons, for example, you have one additional colour for the University. For example, the colour for mine (universiadade Nova de Lisboa) is green…

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