The pattern at the centre of the Logo represents the “U” of the initial letter of “University” and “Union” in its previous name “Hefei Union University”.

The U pattern with three upward figures symbolizes its different development stages, indicating that Hefei University comes into being by combining three institutes: Hefei Union University, Hefei Institute of Education, and Hefei Normal School. The circle above the U symbolizes the achievements in its rapid growth implying that the University, like a rising sun, is full of promise after the reform.    

The pattern of the logo suggests a blooming magnolia, the City Flower of Hefei, which means HU is affiliated to Hefei city. In addition, the pattern of the open book signifies the quest for knowledge and truth.