The search for a strong concept and capable of responding this competition, comes three keywords associated with the University of Coimbra, they are,"science," "knowledge" and "learning." These three words are the result of the translation of the Greek word 'Mathema" which means mathematics was important in this line of thought,
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In this line of thoughts, there is a finding of fact relative importance to the concept; the University of Coimbra and the Fibonacci sequence were in the same century.This historical fact is supported by the fact that the number "8"(eight), wants to be associated with the University, at its eight faculties(Letters, Law, Medicine, Science and Technology, Pharmacy, Economics, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Sport Sciences and Education Physics),whether there is a connection with the Fibonacci sequence.
In a brief explanation, the sequence of Fibonacci it is a set of numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3,5, 8, 13, 21, ...) which follow one or logical rule defined by Leonardo Fibonacci in the sum of the two previous number leads to the next number inother words, is a sequential and constant development that can metaphorically be adapted to the concept of the logo. The turbulent history of the university was progressive and followed a sequence of events, these events, which are part of the university's history, following an evolution that should be honored as a World Heritage.