Research Expertise

Research strategy and framework

Macquarie is bold and ambitious. Although relatively young we have already established an enviable reputation for research. Our research framework charts an exciting course for our research over the next ten years, articulating key objectives and research priorities designed to guide and propel our research performance to even greater heights.

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Innovation in research

Our pioneering culture has encouraged and inspired students, staff and collaborators to break free from conventional thinking, and to actively shape the complex issues that define the future of humanity.

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Research impact

Our researchers address many of the big, important questions facing the world. Their contributions to date have had far-reaching consequences globally, translating into real improvements for local, national and global communities.

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Areas of research

Macquarie University operates at the forefront of research practice in several distinct areas. These research strengths are the foundation of Macquarie University's international reputation.

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Major research initiatives

Research at Macquarie is about more than citations and academic papers. Driven by our proud history of discovery, our pioneering researchers work across disciplines to address some of the big challenges facing the world today.

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Research rankings

Macquarie consistently excels globally as a leader of sustainable discovery and innovation, ranking in the top 2 percent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded QS World University Rankings. Across academic disciplines, Macquarie is recognised for excellence by a range of university ranking systems, including by both the esteemed QS World University Rankings and The Times Higher Education Rankings.

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ERA 2015

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) is a research quality evaluation program for Australian universities, introduced by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. Macquarie ranks consistently highly in the ERA rankings, with 100% of research at the two-digit level rated as performing at world standard or higher.

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Find an expert

At Macquarie, we know that research and teaching at the highest level require people of outstanding talent. Our staff are committed to creating a research-enriched learning environment so that research and teaching excellence weaves together

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Become a researcher at Macquarie

We're committed to attracting and fostering outstanding researchers at all stages of their careers. As a researcher at Macquarie, you'll have the opportunity to make an important contribution to the development of new knowledge, work alongside world-leading researchers and use the region's most outstanding facilities to support your research projects.

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Meet the team

Our team of academics, experts and innovators help shape the University's future and ensure its continued success in the research arena.

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