Macquarie University

A place of inspiration

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together more than 40,000 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.

More than AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies. With more than 300 global companies on campus or in the Macquarie Park high-tech precinct, 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.

Renowned for excellence

While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.

Many of the best universities across the US, UK, Europe and Asia choose to partner with us, as do global organisations such as Microsoft, Optus, Google, and Johnson & Johnson. Such partnerships are testament to our reputation as a university that produces research, and learning and teaching innovations that are world-class.

A proud tradition of discovery

Macquarie is bold and innovative. Unconstrained by tradition, we take a pioneering approach to research. Such an approach is largely responsible for our enviable reputation for research excellence – 100 per cent of our research is ranked at world standard or above and more than 100 of our researchers are ranked in the top one per cent of researchers in the world.

And, with a strong tradition of innovation and exploration, we continue to break new ground, ranking among the top 100 institutions in the world for accounting and finance; communication, cultural and media; Earth and marine sciences; education; English language and literature; geography; law; linguistics and psychology.

Innovation through ingenuity

Macquarie has a strong record of innovation. We helped develop the technology that underpins modern wi-fi systems, we lead the world in environmental science and the impacts of a changing climate on society and industry, and we pioneered online treatments for mental health conditions, providing cost effective access to advice and support for residents of the most remote parts of our country.

Additionally, we are the only Australian university to be involved with several innovative international research projects with leading universities and organisations. These include Parkinson’s disease research with The Michael J. Fox Foundation, construction of a fully synthesised yeast chromosome and the development of 5G wireless technologies.

Building successful graduates

From our beginnings, we have defied the traditional boundaries of academia. Instead, we have pioneered – and continue to pioneer – learning and teaching approaches that challenge conventions and shift thinking.

Our pioneering approach 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 courses are linked to the latest research discoveries. They are connected with industry partners through internships and work placements. We design many of our degrees in collaboration with industry and many are also accredited by peak professional bodies, giving our students a head start on their careers. Additionally, we offer our students a package of career accelerator initiatives that educate, enable and empower them to launch a career in whatever field ignites their passion.

Getting to Macquarie University

There are many different ways to get to Macquarie University. We encourage people to use sustainable methods of travel where possible. There are regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney. If you live within a few kilometres of the campus, cycling and walking are the most healthy, convenient and cheapest ways to travel to uni. If you drive, then why not consider carpooling or mixing your travel modes for part of the journey?

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