Emblem & Motto


“Gewu” is taken from “Great Learning” in The Book of Rites: “The extension of knowledge consists in the investigation of things. When things are investigated, knowledge is extended; when knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, the mind is rectified; when the mind is rectified, the personal life is cultivated.” “Zhixin” has a dual meaning of “renovating oneself” and “bringing forth newideas”. Therefore, “Gewu Zhixin” is intended to tell teachers and students to pursue truth and keep renovation. “Houde” comes from The Book of Changes: as the earth’s condition is receptive devotion, a man of virtue should have breadth of character to carry the outer world. It means that a person must be as magnanimous and tolerant as the earth. “Houde Zeren” means that we make every effort not only for our own development, but also for the progress and happiness of the entire human race.


The main color of the emblem of Nanchang University (NCU) is blue, and the blue edge looks like the blue-and-white porcelain plate, which is rich in Jiangxi characteristics. In the middle of the emblem is a camphor tree whose dense branches signify that Nanchang University is a comprehensive university of arts and sciences, science and engineering. It also symbolizes the thriving vitality of NCU andthe noble mission of cultivating talents.The camphor tree is a provincial tree of Jiangxi Province. The name of Nanchang University was inscribed by Zhao Puchu.

College Song

Bright Future

Lyrics by Ncuers, Composed by Wang Yang

Emerging from gun smoke in turmoil

In this heroic city cultural features prevail

Arts, sciences, engineering and medicine blend

Cultivate talents in this red land without end

Moving forward into a new era with grace

In a campus where knowledge we embrace

Students study extensively, practice with diligence

Grow as potential talents like towering trees, our talents

Devote our youth to pursue the world-class goals

Pave the way for extending their dreams, so marvelous

Never forget our original aspiration and seize the daylight

Never delay contributing to national rejuvenation with all heart

With missions grand and a future bright

Nanchang University is soaring to new height