The University was established in 1964 and named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie to be a radical and unconventional addition to the education market. In Sydney, in the suburb of Macquarie Parks, the University governs contemporary facilities and infrastructure, including the most high-tech university library in Australia. The distinguished staff is over 3000 who provide innovative and transformative services and engagement. The University’s focus is discovery, dissemination of knowledge and ideas, innovation, and deep partnerships. Macquarie University values scholarship, integrity, and empowerment. Delivered four valuable faculties and departments, the University gives many opportunities to discover the potential of every student no matter who they are or where they come from:
- Faculty of Arts;
- Macquarie Business School;
- Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences;
- Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Macquarie University delivers a wide range of courses, such as Business, Engineering, Science, Art and Social sciences, Languages and Linguistics, Psychology and Cognitive science, Education, Law, Medicine and Health, Information technologies, Media, Communications and Performing arts, Security, Intelligence and Criminology. There are various research centers, groups, and facilities to organise great platforms for any qualifications.
The University is ranked as number 9 in Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020). The World University Rankings (2021) placed the University as number 195 among world’s leading universities.
The main campus of Macquarie University spans 126 hectares with great green lawns and natural bush. The unique campus was built as a hub of discovery, innovation, and transformation. The facility and infrastructure consist of the latest digital technologies through over AU $1 billion. The high-tech campus area is surrounded by various facilities, such as bookshops, cafes, a shopping precinct, sports and aquatic center, a health club, squash and basketball courts, and an arts area. Macquarie has practical transport options that offer the easiest way to get to by public transport, including parking, regular buses, and an on-campus train station. Apart from that, the campus is situated across over 300 leading companies; thus, students have a golden opportunity to connect and start their career path.