May 05, 2015

Macquarie University - Australia



Macquarie subjects in the world’s top 100

Macquarie subjects in the world’s top 100

Macquarie University is amongst the world’s elite institutions in 21 of the 36 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today. Nine of these subject areas at Macquarie were considered to be in the world’s top 100:
  • English language and literature
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Earth and marine sciences
  • Geography
  • Accounting and finance
  • Communication and media studies
  • Education
For this fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated 3,551 universities; qualified 2,186 and ranked 894 institutions in total. Over 100 million citations attributions were analysed and QS verified the provision of over 14,000 programs. The methodology combines analysis from QS Global Employer and Academic Surveys with bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database.

€1M for new international research partnership

€1M for new international research partnership

The German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) has awarded €1million for the development of a trilateral strategic research partnership between the University of Hamburg (Germany), Macquarie University and Fudan University (China). The funding, provided over four years, will support international training opportunities for Masters’ students and PhD candidates, dual and joint degree programs and facilitate joint research initiatives. To date, research projects have been identified in urban development, marine and coastal systems, physics, climate change, and cancer research. Further work is being done to develop future collaborations in other disciplines. 
Are Australian university graduates ready for work?

Are Australian university graduates ready for work?

What do international students want from their international education? As well as experience, it is usually a job, but are they prepared? Australian universities and businesses recently launched a new national strategy acknowledging the need to work together to ensure graduates are work-ready once they finish their degrees. Businesses are seeking more industry-relevant soft skills and a clear benefit to them by participating in university practicum programs. So how can students gain access to programs which more effectively integrate curriculum and practical career experience?Macquarie is well ahead of our competition, having launched PACE more than five years ago. The program offers undergrad students a wide range of opportunities to broaden their study experience – from internships at international corporations like Microsoft, community development skills building classrooms in Peru, and many opportunities in between.

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