Purpose, vision and values

Purpose, vision and values

Macquarie is a university of service and engagement. We serve and engage our students and staff through transformative learning and life experiences; and we serve and engage the world through discovery, dissemination of knowledge and ideas, innovation and deep partnerships.

We aspire to be:

  • a destination of choice for staff and students who share our values
  • deeply connected with our stakeholders and partners, and known for this globally
  • ranked among the highest performing research universities of Australia and, for key disciplines, to be recognised globally for our pre-eminence
  • known across Australia and beyond as custodians of a remarkable university campus that blends the vibrancy of a cosmopolitan university village with a setting of Australian natural bushland.

As the custodians of Macquarie University, we value scholarship, integrity and empowerment. We believe learning, enquiry and discovery improves lives; we conduct ourselves ethically, equitably, and for mutual benefit; and we work to make our community a source of strength and creativity.

Through our actions, as staff and students, we live these values and it is against them that we hold ourselves accountable.

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