Introduction of the Character
Maru, Official Mascot of Myongji University
Maru’ – the , Official Mascot of Myongji University, was selected as the character representing Myongji University through “The competition of Myongji University Character”. The competition was implemented for the purpose of increasing brand value of the University by creating representative character of the University and providing more familiar image to students and members. Through strict evaluation, ‘Maru’ was selected among top seven shortlists from first evaluation and second online voting on 99 candidate works of 75 applicants. The design utilizes the white horse icon which is the symbol of the University, the name Maru was created by using Chinese letter “Ma” meaning “polish” and Chinese letter “Ru” m meaning “engrave”. The character convey the meaning of becoming excellent talents by cultivating and polishing studies at Myongji University.