A place of inspiration
While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.
Ranked among the top two per cent 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, 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.
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.
Our 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, we 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 our ethos.
Over 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. Some of our outstanding facilities include:
- Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus
- Australian Hearing Hub
- global headquarters of Cochlear
- state-of-the-art library featuring a robotic book storage and retrieval system
- sport and aquatic centre
- on-campus railway station.
State of the art production spaces
Macquarie has refurbished the former Australian Film, Television and Radio School on our campus.
These custom-designed spaces provide state-of-the art production areas for music, radio, film and digital media, and are supported by passionate, actively involved staff.
- industry-standard digital workstations
- a fully sprung dance floor
- blue screen technology
Students can learn using the same technologies as used by professionals in the industry today.
Museums and Collections
Macquarie University supports a wide range of museums, collections, art galleries, a sculpture park and herbarium which feature university research and publications, learning, teaching and outreach programs, as well as displays and exhibitions.