Macquarie University, Australia

Macquarie University was established in 1964, with an aim to forge a bold new direction for Australian higher education: to explore new possibilities in teaching methods, research and technology to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world. Now, over 40 years later, Macquarie is a thriving community of over 30,000 students-including 10,691 international students-located on 135 hectares of parkland, and is only a 30 minute drive north-west of Sydney Harbor. As Australia’s  most innovative university, Macquarie is ranked 210th in the QS World University Rankings (2011).

Macquarie is distinguished by the range and quality of its course offerings, most of which have been designed in response to the ever-changing needs of industry, society and the environment. The university offers world-class courses in areas such as biotechnology, linguistics, psychology and commerce. Not surprisingly, Macquarie graduates are highly sought-after: their starting salaries have been the highest for nine consecutive years, as ranked by The Good Universities Guide (1998-2006).

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