Founded in 1964, Macquarie University is one of the top universities in Australia with main campus situated in Macquarie Park. It has strong international reputation in various research and teaching areas, consistently ranks in the top 10 Australian universities for the number of Discovery Grants and Federation Fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council and the number of major national research centres established on-campus.

The university has the following faculties: Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Human Sciences. It offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Biotechnology, Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology and Computing, International Studies, Law, Psychology and many more. The university’s teaching staff consistently received citation awards from the national Carrick Institute.

Macquarie University Research Centres include Ancient Cultures Research Centre; Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance (CCLHG); Centre for Emotional Health (CEH); Centre for Genes to Geoscience; Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS); Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (CRSI); Centre for the Integrative Study of Animal Behaviour (MU-CISAB); etc.

Rankings and Ratings:

- Placed as a top 200 university in the world. According to the THES - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 82nd in 2006, 168th in 2007, 182nd in 2008, 189th in 2009.

- Ranked 96th among the top 100 universities for Arts & Humanities (THE-QS 2009).

- 7th in Australia (along with Monash University and Adelaide University) and in the range of 201-302nd globally (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008).

- Starting salaries for Macquarie graduates have been ranked among the highest in Australia (The Good Universities Guide 1998-2009).

- Placed among the top 40 universities in the Asia-Pacific region by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings.

- Top 10 in Australia (Webometrics ranking of top 3000 universities in the world 2006).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek