The theme of the anniversary is “Radiant as the flame trees for the last ninety years”. The logo combines the elements of the XMU coat of arms, the number 90, a flower of the flame tree — the XMU flower — and the dates 1921-2011. It integrates the number and the flame tree flower through substituting the flower for the 0 of the number 90. The coat of arms is incorporated as filling the loop in the number 90. The dominant colours are the red, orange and yellow of flame tree flower, fully reflecting the festive atmosphere of XMU’s 90th Anniversary.
As a whole, the logo clearly conveys the spirit and theme of XMU's 90th Anniversary: "Radiant as the flame trees for the last ninety years".