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 Science has a makeover

Science has a makeover

Even if you graduated only recently, you might not recognise science at Macquarie. In January 2015 the Faculty of Science was renamed the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Its new name reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of scientific research and the rapid growth of engineering at Macquarie over the last few years. As well as a name change, there have been physical changes: the bio...

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 Take your studies further

Take your studies further

As we reported previously, one of the standout findings in the 2014 Alumni Survey was the level of interest many of you have in further study. At Macquarie, we have a range of postgraduate degrees and short courses that will help you build on your existing skills and develop the knowledge you seek, in the comfort of a familiar, welcoming environment. So if you’d like to reconnect with old fr...

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 Macquarie alumnus to head CSIRO

Macquarie alumnus to head CSIRO

Technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist Larry Marshall has been appointed to head Australia’s peak science and research organisation CSIRO when current chief executive Megan Clark steps down in 2015. Dr Marshall, who has a doctorate in physics from Macquarie, was chosen from a field of more than 70 candidates for a role that is arguably the most important position in national scien...

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 Finance partnership provides opportunities for early career professionals

Finance partnership provides opportunities for early career professionals

Two of the finance sector’s peak bodies, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) and Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) have partnered to provide high quality graduate education to early-career finance professionals. The partnership gives you the opportunity to study a graduate finance program with the industry’s leading postgraduate education provider, ...

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 Blues awarded to Macquarie sportspeople past and present

Blues awarded to Macquarie sportspeople past and present

Thirteen athletes were recognised for their outstanding achievements representing Macquarie University, their state or nation across the past year at the recent Blues Awards. Four athletes were awarded the highly prestigious Full Blue Award: Tim Binns (Dragon Boat Racing) who also received the Ted O’Keeffe Scholarship, Alison Borrows (Canoe Slalom), John Georgas (Karate) and Lucy Glanvill...

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 Professor Ian Paulsen awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Ian Paulsen awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Ian Paulsen, Professor of Genomics and Deputy Director of the Macquarie Biomolecular Frontiers Centre has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship. He will receive $2.7 million in new funding to boost his research into bacteria and its effect on the marine food web. “When people think of bacteria, they usually just think of them as germs that cause disease,...