Strategy & Initiatives
The directions we take as a University represent both our goals and our identity. In each of these directions the University will build on its unique location, on the skills and enthusiasm of its staff, and on the diversity and commitment of its student body to serve our local, national and international communities.
Our strategic aims and objectives are outlined in our Academic plan.
Macquarie is home to some of the world's most pre-eminent researchers who attract significant research funding to the University. Our concentrations of research excellence span a wide range of disciplines including Cognitive Science, Lasers and Photonics, Biomolecular Frontiers and Wireless communications just to name a few.
At Macquarie we have established a new set of learning and teaching values, principles and priorities. These ensure that we graduate world-ready, lifelong learners, provide the cornerstone for innovative methods of teaching, and attract world-class teachers year after year.
At Macquarie, the Quality Enhancement Framework is a systematic, future directed, continuous cycle of goal setting, planning, managing and reviewing, aimed at transformation and reaching the goals of Macquarie@50 (PDF).
At Macquarie, we value establishing external partnerships that strengthen opportunities for enterprise and innovation, as well as contribute to the development of the local, national and international community. Our engagement with business is driven by our vision of becoming one of Australia's leading research universities. Our community engagement projects involve partnerships with government and community groups as part of our Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative.
As well as orchestrating opportunities to attract and integrate students from diverse cultural backgrounds, we at Macquarie are enhancing our commitment to local students whose circumstances limit their access to tertiary study through a range of equity based scholarships and university access pathways. In addition to this, Macquarie seeks to play an active developmental role in Australian society by giving students from all backgrounds a chance to achieve their potential and make a contribution to society.
At Macquarie we are incorporating inter-cultural and global perspectives into our research and our learning and teaching activities. In addition to this we are enhancing and ensuring the quality of our educational activities and strategic partnerships, as well as diversifying our recruitment, curricula and student experiences to achieve a more global perspective. Our Global Leadership Program and Participation and Community Engagement program are just two important examples.
Our new Office of Institutional Advancement will implement relationship building and fundraising campaigns across the campus, including annual giving and bequest programs. Through these initiatives we will create a significant new revenue stream for Macquarie. Funds raised will be used for new facilities, research and teaching, professorial chairs, merit scholarships and prizes, and financial aid for students through equity scholarships and grants.
Macquarie's vision is to be ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable in all it's activities. We understand that as an institution of higher learning we play a leading role in training the leaders, professionals and policy-makers of the future. We also consume significant resources here on campus. As such, we have developed a holistic strategy for change towards sustainability, which addresses all aspects of our core business from learning and teaching, engagement, fair trade, and governance to procurement, resource efficiency and transportation.
Enjoy an outstanding student experience. Recognised across the country for our innovative curriculum and unique campus environment, Macquarie is a vibrant, flexible and contemporary university. Choose from over 100 clubs and societies, as well as weekly events and activities, sports clubs and organised trips. Our student experience is exceptional.
The Education Studio aims to generate and encourage creative thinking, ideas, and experimentation in higher education. It fosters ideas that cross disciplines and that brings together students, teachers, the community and business in a way that tackles the challenges of higher education in the first half of the 21st Century.