On December 11, 2019, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) was renamed Maharishi International University (MIU). The announcement was made by John Hagelin, Ph.D., president of the university, which is located in Fairfield, Iowa.
The name change is actually a return to the university’s original name: The school was founded in 1971 as Maharishi International University. Twenty-five years later, the name was changed to Maharishi University of Management, to reflect the fact that the university offered B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. programs and was dedicated to being a preeminent place of learning for the enlightened leaders of tomorrow.
“I believe this name best reflects who we are, who we’re for, and what we do, and it aptly conveys the global reach of our achievements and ambitions.” —Dr. John Hagelin, MIU President
A Truly International University
Now, on the cusp of the university’s 50th anniversary, the board of trustees has determined that the original name is most apt, as the university truly embodies the word international:
• The current student body represents 88 countries around the world.
• Approximately 75 percent of students are from countries other than the United States.
• The university’s footprint is increasingly global, with its affiliated Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa and a growing number of alliances and partnerships with institutions of higher learning around the world.
• The university’s successful and growing online learning programs have provided access to its unique Consciousness-BasedSM education to a greatly expanded global population.
Dr. Hagelin said, “I believe this name best reflects who we are, who we’re for, and what we do, and it aptly conveys the global reach of our achievements and ambitions. We are committed to bringing Consciousness-Based education to seekers of knowledge and enlightenment across the world.”
The current student body represents 88 countries around the world.
World Pioneer of Consciousness-Based Education
Maharishi International University is the world pioneer of Consciousness-Based education, which expands the traditional scope of education to nurture the whole person—mind, body, behavior, and consciousness.
This holistic approach integrates the growth of consciousness with academic and career knowledge through practice of the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique, which optimizes brain functioning, enhances creativity and learning ability, and reduces stress and anxiety.
Maharishi International University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
This holistic approach integrates the growth of consciousness with academic and career knowledge through practice of the TM technique, which optimizes brain functioning, enhances creativity and learning ability, and reduces stress and anxiety.
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There is nothing except the air that we breath, that surpasses a practice such as TM. The depth of its goal is to become a WHOLE person who sees their existence as an open, expanded loving human being, who feels no separation from themselves or the world. It opposes nothing, and envelops all!
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