Founded in 1964, Macquarie University is situated approximately 10 miles from the centre of Sydney and is surrounded by 126 hectares of lawns and bushland. With almost 40,000 students, there are plenty of student groups to join alongside a wide range of sports clubs that vary from playing for fun to competing outside of the university.
Macquarie University also has seven museums on its campus, these include The Art Gallery, The Downing Herbarium, The Biological Sciences Museum and the Macquarie University Sporting Hall of Fame Museum. There is no shortage of things to do on campus.
The university is heavily invested in research and 85 per cent of Macquarie’s research is regarded by the Australian government as being world standard or higher. It has also been given five stars by the international QS stars rating system in teaching, research, facilities, innovation and specialist subjects.
The Macquarie University Research Park aims to gain international recognition as a park that fosters economic development through research and innovation, arising from the successful collaboration of higher education, commerce, industry and government. The park is privately funded and is home to companies including Dow Corning, Goodman Fielder, Nortel Networks, OPSM and Siemens.
Location: Sydney, NSW
City Population: 4.6 million
Climate: Warm, hot summers and relatively mild winters.
Nearest airport: Kingsford-Smith Airport, Sydney.
University Website: http://mq.edu.au/
Study Abroad Office: http://www.mq.edu.au/international.php
- The library features several collections including a Rare Book Collection, a Palaeontology Collection and the Brunner Collection of Egyptological materials
- Macquarie is the only university in Australia with a railway station on campus
- Macquarie is ranked just outside the top eight in Australia (Group of Eight universities) in most international rankings