Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was a bold experiment in higher education.
True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.
More than 38,000 students are enrolled annually across four faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering. A fifth faculty, Medicine and Health Sciences, has just been established to fully use the country's first and only private hospital on a university campus: Macquarie University Hospital.
Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.
The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.
The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.
Students can study in an online interactive mode where all materials are provided online and lectures are replaced with interactive online discussions