Our University

Macquarie is a university of service and engagement.

We serve and engage our students, staff and the broader community through transformative learning and life experiences, the discovery and dissemination of ideas, and innovation underpinned by deep and varied partnerships.

Our vision

We aspire to be:

  • a destination of choice for students and staff 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.

Our values

  • Scholarship: we believe learning, enquiry and discovery improve lives.
  • Integrity: we conduct ourselves ethically, equitably and for mutual benefit.
  • Empowerment: we make our community a source of strength and creativity.

We prepare our students for successful futures in a demanding, dynamic, uncertain yet exciting world.

We prepare our graduates to:

  • excel in demanding jobs
  • face the dynamic world with confidence
  • tackle uncertainty with optimism
  • seize opportunity to be innovators.

They do this through:

  • knowing the power of connection
  • experiencing the rigour of deep thinking
  • seeing the power of community and collaboration in solving problems
  • engaging in a contemporary educational experience.

Our research deepens knowledge and delivers impact for communities small and large, near and far, in a complex and ever-changing world.

Our focus is on:

  • deepening understanding and creation of new knowledge
  • maximising impact to benefit society
  • collaboration and partnership to harness the power of connection
  • preparing research graduates for productive, diverse and exciting careers.

As we progress our University Operating Plan 2020-2024, we have set out a shared commitment to be:

  • renowned for graduate employability, putting students and their success first by leveraging our deep industry connections to deliver an outstanding student experience combined with innovative learning and teaching, and a coursework suite design centred on employability
  • sustainably ranked in the top 200 and on a trajectory to be among the top 150 universities in the world through a continued focus on multidisciplinary research, investment in defined research areas and training, and an acceleration of growth and diversification in sources of external income
  • an employer of choice that recruits, retains and develops the highest-performing academic and professional staff who, through our collaborative and collegial culture, are nurtured to seize opportunities. We have a heightened emphasis on performance, professional development and adaptability to meet the ever-changing requirements of the communities we serve
  • known globally for our deep connections between students, academics, industry, society and global partners that defy the traditional boundaries of academia to effect change.
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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021