Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie University brings together more than 40,000 students and 3000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.
Launched in 1967 as Sydney’s third university, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution. Today the University is home to bold thinkers and passionate scholars who are exploring the human story – from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.
Our arts and culture researchers have access to six research centres, including the Macquarie Ancient Cultures Research Centre, a museum that brings together our Australian History, Ancient Cultures and Numismatic Studies collections, an art gallery, and sculpture park.
Cross-disciplinary international collaborations have placed our work at the forefront of archaeology, producing innovative applications of cutting-edge science and technology that help breathe life into the ancient past for students, researchers and the public.
These include making 3D scans of ancient artefacts available for online study, developing immersive virtual reality tours of otherwise inaccessible archaeological sites, and using AI to help decode ancient languages from important historical finds.
Banner, Gaagu-Ma-Rra-Awa-y-Gunha-Niiringal (Sharing Tomorrow), by Dylan Barnes - Student in the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts.