The first free university in South Africa
October 19, 2014
In a country riddled with stark educational inequalities and suffocating levels of poverty, a special university is fast becoming the symbol of new hope.
Maharishi Institue is the first university in South Africa where higher level education is offered free of charge.
Modern academic knowledge and ancient wisdom
It is also the first academic institution in the country to couple the rigors of academic discipline with the deep relaxation of Transcendental Meditation sessions.
This useful innovation in the curriculum has resulted in the students’ IQ rising by 9-14 points, and their creativity and memories improving steadily over the 4-year university programme.
Not only does the Institute get kids off the street. It gives them the confidence to dream big, and the skills to pursue them.
In this remarkable video, Maharishi Institute students share some of their thoughts and dreams: