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Macquarie University
English Name: Macquarie University
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: Australia
Found Year: 1964
Address: Macquarie University, Balaclava Road, North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia



Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together more than 40,000 students and 3000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery. Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow.


More than 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. With more than 100 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations.



While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally.


Many of the best universities across the US, UK, Europe and Asia choose to partner with us, as do global organisations such as Microsoft, Optus, Google, and Johnson & Johnson. Such partnerships are testament to our reputation as a university that produces research, and learning and teaching innovations that are world class.


It is because of our reputation that we rank among the top two per cent of universities in the world and the reason why we hold a 5-star QS rating recognising that our graduates are among the most sought-after professionals in the world.


And, 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.



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.



Macquarie has a strong record of innovation. We helped develop the technology that underpins modern wifi systems, we lead the world in environmental science and the impacts of a changing climate on society and industry, and we pioneered online treatments for mental health conditions, providing cost effective access to advice and support for residents of the most remote parts of our country. Additionally, we are the only Australian university to be involved with several innovative international research projects with leading universities and organisations. These include Parkinson’s disease research with The Michael J. Fox Foundation, construction of a fully synthesised yeast chromosome and the development of 5G wireless technologies. As we look to the future, we are constantly seeking new solutions to the challenges the world faces.



From our beginnings, we have defied the traditional boundaries of academia. Instead, we have pioneered – and continue to pioneer – learning and teaching approaches that challenge conventions and shift thinking.


Our pioneering approach is built around a connected learning community. Our students are considered partners and co-creators in their learning experience. Their face-to-face experience is paired with sophisticated and interactive digital resources. Their courses are linked to the latest research discoveries. They are connected with industry partners through internships and work placements. We design many of our degrees in collaboration with industry and many are also accredited by peak professional bodies, giving our students a head start on their careers. Additionally, we offer our students a package of career accelerator initiatives that educate, enable and empower them to launch a career in whatever field ignites their passion.

Total Enrollment:23138
           International Students:8610(37%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:17900
           International Students:5657(31%)
Graduate Enrollment:5238
           International Students:2953(56%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Actuarial Studies
           Advanced Science
           Applied Finance
           Biodiversity and Conservation
           Business Administration
           Chiropractic Science
           Commerce - Professional Accounting
           Community Management
           Education (Early Childhood Education)
           Education (Primary)
           Information Technology
           Information Technology - Games Design and Development
           International Studies
           Marine Science
           Marketing and Media
           Medical Sciences
           Science - Psychology
           Social Science
           Speech and Hearing Sciences
           Teaching (Birth To Five Years)
           Teaching (Early Childhood Services)
Graduate Programs
           Accounting (Cpa Extension)
           Accounting (Professional)
           Actuarial Practice
           Advanced Medicine
           Advanced Surgery
           Advanced Translation
           Applied Anthropology
           Applied Finance
           Applied Linguistics
           Applied Statistics
           Auslan-English Interpreting
           Clinical Audiology
           Clinical Neuropsychology
           Clinical Psychology
           Computer Forensics
           Conference Interpreting
           Corporate Governance
           Development Studies and Culture Change
           Early Childhood
           Educational Leadership
           Environmental Education
           Environmental Law
           Environmental Management
           Environmental Planning
           Environmental Science
           Environmental Studies
           Higher Education
           Indigenous Education
           Information Technology
           Information Technology - Games Design and Development
           International Studies
           Marine Science
           Marketing and Media
           Medical Sciences
           Science - Psychology
           Social Science
           Speech and Hearing Sciences
           Teaching (Birth To Five Years)
           Teaching (Early Childhood Services)

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
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