History, Affiliations and Rankings
Macquarie University was established in 1964, named after Lachlan Macquarie, an early governor of the colony of New South Wales. The University opened its gates to students on 6 March 1967 with more students than anticipated. The establishment of the university made a step towards transforming the prevalent traditional education system in Australia. Macquarie University grew during the seventies and eighties with rapid expansion in the courses offered, student numbers and development of the site. Choosing the name for Sydney’s third metropolitan university came down to two different schools of thought: those who wanted to commemorate a great Australian figure in education and those who preferred a geographical name. In 1964, the NSW State Cabinet chose in favor of naming the University after a prominent Australian. In the end, Governor Lachlan Macquarie was chosen ahead of suggestions which included WC Wentworth and Sir Henry Parkes. The university is the first in Australia to fully align its degree system with the Bologna Accord. The university ranks #200 in the QS World University Rankings and #192 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, the US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2022 rank Macquarie at #207.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Macquarie University brings together more than 40,000 students and 2000 employees in one bustling centre of discovery, spanning 126 hectares with open green spaces and advantageously positioned in the heart of Australia's largest high-tech area. The university campus, which is 15 kilometres from Sydney's CBD, is the ideal location for studying in one of the world's great cities. The Macquarie University City Campus boasts world-class facilities, providing students with a welcoming academic atmosphere and the opportunity to network with like-minded peers. The city campus is conveniently located at 123 Pitt Street in Sydney's CBD. Over the last 10 years, the university has invested more than a billion dollars in its buildings and infrastructure to guarantee that our students and staff may thrive in an environment that is both inspiring and technologically advanced. Macquarie University consists of four campuses - 3 in Australia and 1 in China. The teachers of the university have access to innovation and research opportunities with some of the world-leading enterprises. This university offers numerous subject choices across a wide variety of disciplines for the students to choose from. This university is categorized into five different faculties, namely Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Faculty of Science and Engineering. The University has also collaborated with major employers, such as the NSW Government, Accenture, EY, Deloitte, Adobe, and CBA, to redesign the degree, ensuring that students are equipped with in-demand transferable skills as well as the knowledge and tools they need to succeed throughout their careers.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 2% position of universities across the globe. It is also considered to be one of the best universities of Australia, for producing professional students that are pursuing the most sought after jobs across the globe. With a strong tradition of exploration and the latest innovation, the university continues to break some of the new records with research ranked in the top 1% all around the world. Macquarie has received the Employability Award at the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards, which were revealed on November 18th, for reimagining the Bachelor of Arts to better prepare students for the workplace. Macquarie University's alumni network spans 140 countries worldwide, and consists of 215,400+ graduates, out of which 39% have completed Postgraduate study with the University. Some of the notable alumni names of this university include - Chris Lilley (an Australian Comedian), Rob Oakeshott (Member of the Australian House of Representatives), Greg Page (Australian Singer), Murray Cook (Australian Musician), Rodney Adler (Australian Executive) and more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Macquarie University has a student population of 44,000+ students, including staff and students from over 100 countries, speaking over 50 languages. Students with disabilities are provided assistance, support and services at Macquarie University. There are more than 350+ global companies that are situated around the campus of Macquarie, and because of that students are able to click into the connections of the industry leaders that provide them with a cutting edge in their future career prospects including placements. Further, the University has exchange partnerships with 150 universities in 45 countries, enabling students to get plenty of international exposure during their study. Some of the top recruiting companies include Commonwealth Bank, EY, Deloitte, Woolworths Group and KPMG Australia.