A university powered by human collaboration
Macquarie is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world. Since our foundation nearly 60 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society. Together we’re advancing world-class theoretical thinking and translating it into real-world solutions.
Where collaboration meets innovation
Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the campus, our 45,000 students can tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their careers, while our 3000 staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.
Expanding the frontiers of knowledge
Macquarie enjoys an enviable reputation for research excellence: 100 per cent is ranked at world standard or above. We rank among the top 10 universities in Australia in computation theory and mathematics, philosophy, atmospheric sciences, horticultural production, analytical chemistry, genetics and pure mathematics.
A proud tradition of innovating
Macquarie has a robust record of innovation, pioneering the technology that underpins wi-fi, the first synthetic funnel-web spider antivenom, and a sterile insect technique that’s combatting fruit flies. Today, we’re focused on finding cures for motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
Building successful graduates
Our pioneering approach to teaching and learning is built around a connected learning community: our students are considered co-creators in their learning experience, while their degrees are linked to the latest research discoveries.