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Academic Recognition of Maharishi University of Management

Issue: Have Maharishi University of Management and its faculty and scientists been recognized by the larger academic and scientific community?

The Evidence:

Over the 30 years of the university's history, the faculty of Maharishi University of Management have published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals, participated in innumerable professional conferences, and won many academic awards.   For example, to date, more than $32 million have been awarded to Maharishi University of Management in Federal and other grants for scientific research and academic development, including more than $20 million from the National Institutes of Health for research in natural medicine. Maharishi University of Management.

Dr. John Hagelin, chairman of the Physics Department, is a world authority in the area of unified quantum field theories. His articles on electroweak unification, grand unification, supersymmetry and cosmology include some of the most cited references in the physical sciences. Dr. Hagelin has conducted pioneering research at CERN (the European Center for Particle Physics) and SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), and is responsible for the development of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the superstring.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Hagelin was named winner of the prestigious Kilby Award, which recognizes scientists who have made “major contributions to society through their applied research in the fields of science and technology.” The award recognized Dr. Hagelin as “a scientist in the tradition of Einstein, Jeans, Bohr and Eddington.”

 As another example, Dr. Charles N.  Alexander has been honored by special editions of three different journals, Journal of Adult Development (2000, volume 7, No. 4); Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, (2003, volume 36, Nos. 1/2/3/4). Transcendental Meditation in Criminal Rehabilitation, and Crime Prevention; Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, (2005, volume 17, No. 1). Maharishi's Vedic psychology and its applications: Honoring the lifework of Charles N. Alexander, Ph.D.

The Maharishi's School of the Age of Enlightenment, which is the primary and secondary school associated with Maharishi University of Management, has won more awards in the arts and sciences than any other school in Iowa. Maharishi School students consistently win competitions in mathematics, such as MathCounts and Math Bee, and have represented the state of Iowa at the National MathCounts Competition.

The Maharishi school has won more "Critics Choice" awards in the Theater Arts than any other school in the history of Iowa. The school has also won 41 state championships in Odyssey of the Mind and more Designation ImagiNation competitions than any other school in the state. The school won the Global Finals of Destination Imagination three times and has had more top-ten finishes than any other school in the world. For three years in a row, the Maharishi School students have won first place in the Congressional High School Art Contest. In the field of photography, they regularly sweep the awards in the Iowa Educational Media Association.

Maharishi school students have won the Iowa Young Poets of the Year award and the Iowa Young Writers of the Year award. They have captured five state titles in the senior division of the State History Fair and have gone on to represent Iowa at the National History fair in Washington, DC.

In the Junior Division of the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair, Maharishi school students have won eight grand champion awards in the last decade.  Maharishi School

For a book on the Maharishi School, see: Deans, Ashley. (2005).  A Record of Excellence: The Remarkable Success of Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightened. Maharishi University of Management Press, Fairfield Iowa. (click here )

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