A place for learning and teaching
Macquarie University was founded as a University in 1964 with the passage of the Macquarie University Act by NSW Parliament. Here’s how we developed as a place for learning and teaching.
Our motto: 'And Gladly Teche'
A pioneering role in Australian higher education
Read about why Macquarie was considered ‘Australia’s most radical and unconventional university’ in this recount of the achievements of our first 25 years in Liberality of Opportunity, B Mansfield & M Hutchinson (1992)
Macquarie brought learning to the doors of Sydney’s North Shore women
"One young baby comes along with mother to the lectures and is being introduced to academic life and strained foods at the same time. Macquarie University, set down squarely in the midst of a big market-gardening area, has literally brought learning to the doors of women of Sydney's North Shore." - The Australian Womens Weekly, 1967
First ever graduation ceremony
The first graduation ceremony was held in 1970
- A campus of 126 hectares
- A diverse community of students and staff representing more than 120 countries
- Over 9,000 degrees awarded annually
- 164,000 alumni worldwide
- Campuses in North Ryde (main campus) and Sydney CBD
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