The University of Maximegalon is one of the most prestigious learning institutions in the universe.
The History Department of the University of Maximegalon was a former faculty of the university. It had written a list of research project priorities, upon which Tricia McMillian's parallel Earth was situated at number 4,763,984,132.
When the Infinite Improbability Drive was invented, the history faculty of the university closed and its buildings were given to the joint faculty of Divinity and Water Polo. After the takeover, no one had great sense of urgency to complete the research priority list.
The Maximegalon Institute of Slowly and Painfully Working Out the Surprisingly Obvious, or MISPWOSO, was a former department that was famous for its Herring Sandwich experiments, of which they found the practical function of boredom.
The University of Maximegalon was mentioned in:
- The Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- The Douglas Adams book The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
- The Douglas Adams book Mostly Harmless.