SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NAME AND SYMBOLS OF THE UNIVERSITY

  • The name is a combination of two different English words STAR and FORD. STAR meaning brilliance and FORD meaning crossing over. The symbol of the STAR is significant in the History of South Sudan. The STAR guided FORWARD the struggle of South Sudan to Independence.
  • This denotes the brilliant crossing over to the world of knowledge and innovation for development created by the provision of education.
Color Red: is the color of blood. This color is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. Being the color of physical movement, the color red awakens our physical life force. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination; which are at the very heart of Starford International University.
Color Blue: represents both the sky and the water, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, wisdom, confidence, stability, intelligence and sensitivity; the very foundations of Starford University education.
Color White: White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. White represents a successful beginning; Starford International University intends to create successful beginnings in the career life of its Students.
The Eagle: is the ruler of the skies as he is one of the largest birds capable of taking flight. It’s capable of shading off its feathers when it gets old and renews its power and vitality. It is a symbol of freedom with powerful symbolic meaning of timing, victory and spiritual quest; helping you to discover your personal power and the route to the destiny of your choice; which is the reason why Starford International University exists.
The Book: ‘Books are not absolutely dead things,’ wrote John Milton in 1644. A book was a sacred object in the ancient Near East and Egypt, where the production of books was cultic and their possession restricted to a priestly caste. A book represents the source of knowledge and wisdom. Books ‘contain a potency of life in them’, because they ‘preserve as in a bottle the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them’; which is why Starford International University encourages the culture of reading.
The Light: it allows us to find our way among darkness; has always been perceived as a metaphor of progression toward the achievement of knowledge; we are able to see what the light reveals in the path ahead of us. It represents the learners’ involvement in the search of knowledge; which is the learning methodology at Starford International University.