University Logo & University Motto & University Song
The NEU badge，featuring Changbai Mountain and Heilongjiang River in Northeastern China, designed by Professor Lin Huiyin in 1929
The NEU badge in 1933
The NEU badge designed and used in 2003
The university motto inscribed by Wang Yongjiang, the first president of NEU and then acting governor of Fengtian Province
The university motto inscribed by Zang Qifang, president of Northeastern University
The university motto of the Northeastern Institute of Technology
The current university motto is the combination of “Striving constantly for improvement” originally inscribed by Wang Yongjiang, the first president of NEU, and “Behaving in conformity with truth” inscribed by General Zhang Xueliang.
In 1929, Zhang Xueliang invited Liu Fu (Liu Bannong) to write the lyrics of the university song and Zhao Yuanren to compose the music. Later, the song was adapted and improved by Lv Yuan, a famous composer.