2020 Annual Report
View our achievements for 2020 and the year in review
We pride ourselves on the success we’ve created through discovery and collaboration.
Macquarie University is recognised globally for its pre-eminence in key research disciplines, as well as for producing graduates who are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.
Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.
Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.
Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community – a place of constant stimulus and human interaction. Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.
We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.
Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together more than 44,000 students and 3000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.
Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow.
We have invested more than one billion dollars in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive on a campus that is dynamic, sustainable and built for collaboration.
With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.
Macquarie enjoys an enviable reputation for research excellence – 100 per cent of our research is ranked at world standard or above and five of our researchers are ranked in the top one per cent of researchers in the world.
Additionally, three of our subjects are ranked among the top 50 globally, and seven are ranked among the top 100.
Our research framework – world-leading research with world-changing impact – is brought to life by renowned researchers, whose audacious solutions to issues of global significance benefit the world we live in.
Looking to the future, we have developed five research priorities – Healthy People, Resilient Societies, Prosperous Economies, Secure Planet and Innovative Technologies – that provide a focal point for the cross-disciplinary research approach that’s at the heart of our ethos.
Our pioneering approach to teaching and learning is built around a connected learning community: our students are considered partners and co-creators in their learning experience.
Their face-to-face experience is paired with sophisticated and interactive digital resources. Their degrees are co-designed with industry so they’re always informed by the latest industry trends and research discoveries. Practical experiences are embeded across their learning journey.
We are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employment rate, which is evidence of our mission to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills to meet the current and future challenges of their chosen profession.
Last updated: 14 Oct 2021