Maharishi University of Management

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"In the summer of 1974, a long line of yellow buses pulled into the town of Fairfield, Iowa. The doors opened and young people poured out, setting foot for the first time on the new campus of Maharishi International University.

"The idea for MIU, later Maharishi University of Management, began in seed form in 1955, when the Vedic sage Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began teaching the simple, natural Transcendental Meditation technique throughout India. His message was as fresh as it was universal — he taught that the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness, and that every human being can effortlessly unfold his or her infinite potential...

"In 1971, Maharishi began to formulate a new science that would offer a complete, systematic understanding of consciousness. He called the new discipline the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI)...

"In 1971, SCI was introduced at such universities as Yale and Stanford with great success. That summer, Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard whose Ph.D. dissertation had included the first research on the Transcendental Meditation program, organized a large SCI symposium on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts.

"At that conference, in the presence of leading scientists like Buckminster Fuller, Maharishi announced his intention to create a university whose entire curriculum would incorporate the Science of Creative Intelligence. Its name would be Maharishi International University...

"Once Maharishi officially inaugurated the project, Dr. Wallace became MIU’s first president, to establish the new university." [1]


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  1. History, Maharishi University of Management, accessed November 29, 2011.
  2. Trustees, Maharishi University of Management, accessed November 29, 2011.