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Maharishi University of Management celebrates convocation of new academic year - Record number of countries represented
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7 September 2008

On 1 September, 2008, Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, celebrated its Convocation for the Academic Year 2008-2009.

Established in 1971, Maharishi University of Management (M.U.M.) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in arts, sciences, business, and humanities.

Speaking from MERU, the Netherlands, Dr Bevan Morris, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of M.U.M., and Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, welcomed the new and returning students, and formally inaugurated the academic year.

Dr Morris said, 'This is the first university founded by the legendary Vedic sage from the Himalayas, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Founder of the Transcendental Meditation Programme and the Global Country of World Peace. Maharishi University of Management offers the most advanced educational system in the world, Consciousness-Based Education — based on Atma, the Self &mdash which develops the total brain potential, higher states of consciousness, and the infinite creativity inherent in every human being. Graduates of Maharishi University of Management are destined to be the leaders of a new golden age.'

Dr Craig Pearson, Executive Vice President, welcomed students from 70 countries, a record for the University, including:
- 280 students from Ethiopia
- More than 60 students from India
- More than 160 students from Nepal
- More than 30 students from Pakistan
- 47 students from the People's Republic of China, and 100 more in China's collaborative institution earning M.U.M. degrees
- International students also came from Djibouti, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Bhutan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, and Fiji.

Dr Morris introduced the keynote speaker, Dr John Hagelin*, professor of physics at M.U.M. for the past 25 years, a world-renowned quantum physicist, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace, saying, 'Not only is Dr Hagelin a genius in the field of quantum physics, but he is also a master of Vedic wisdom which Maharishi expounded to the world after a lapse of many, many centuries. Maharishi described Dr Hagelin as the Voice of the Unified Field in our age.'

Following the keynote address, faculty, administrators, and student leaders gave an inspiring overview of the dynamic activities underway at the University. Dr Morris proclaimed, 'This will be a year of knowledge, joy, and expansion of life.'

* Dr Hagelin is also Raja of Invincible America, Minister of Science and Technology of the Global Country of World Peace, and Executive Director of the International Center for Invincible Defense in New York.

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