Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today their pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.
Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two percent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Their research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Their academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.
Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - was formed in 2014. They are also home to some of Australia's most exceptional facilities - hubs of innovation that unite their students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.
While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.
Ranked among the top two percent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered one of the world’s best universities, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.
With a strong tradition of innovation and exploration, they 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.
Macquarie is bold and innovative. Unconstrained by tradition, they take a pioneering approach to research.
Such an approach is largely responsible for our enviable reputation for research excellence – 100 per cent of their research is ranked at world standard or above and more than 100 of their researchers are ranked in the top one percent of researchers in the world.
Their framework for the future – world-leading research with world-changing impact – is brought to life by renowned researchers whose audacious solutions to issues of global significance are benefiting the world we live in.
Looking to the future, they have developed five research priorities – healthy people, resilient societies, prosperous economies, secure planet and innovative technologies – that provide a focal point for the cross-disciplinary research approach that is at the heart of their ethos.
Over AU$1 billion has recently been invested in their facilities and infrastructure so their students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies. Some of their outstanding facilities include:
From the very beginning, they have defied the traditional boundaries of academia. Instead, they have pioneered – and continue to pioneer – learning and teaching approaches that challenge conventions and shift thinking.
Their pioneering approach is built around a connected learning community. Their students are considered partners and co-creators in their learning experience.
The students face-to-face experience is paired with sophisticated and interactive digital resources. The students courses are linked to the latest research discoveries. The students are connected with industry partners through internships and work placements.
They design many of their degrees in collaboration with industry and many are also accredited by peak professional bodies, giving their students a head start on their careers.
Additionally, they offer their students a package of career accelerator initiatives that educate, enable and empower them to launch a career in whatever field ignites their passion.