UTAR Mascot Twins
Male mascot: UTARsiswa “喜华” - masculine blue suit and carefree dangling hair over forehead
Significance of the Mascot Features
The seeds* represent students of UTAR. The leaves represent the knowledge, education, and life lessons learnt at UTAR. Both showcase the growing and nurturing process each student goes through at UTAR as their stepping stone for achieving greater success in their future endeavours.
The wings uphold the values of harmony, humility and friendliness. The wings lead students to the right of success.
The Sun is incorporated into the clothes of the mascots to reflect the importance of the Sun for the seeds to grow. The Sun is the most potent symbol, and is a source of Yang energy. It is the energy that purifies and energises students. The Sun also represents strength, revolution of education, and vigour.
The yellow belt is the belt of “状元” (zhuàngyuán). A zhuàngyuán is the top scholar in the traditional palace examination - the highest rank of the Imperial examination system.
The colours of the mascots are the colours of the UTAR logo, which are blue, yellow and red. The vibrant colours depict a joyful, youthful and sporty look.