Macquarie university map
Macquarie university campus map. Macquarie university map (Australia) to print. Macquarie university map (Australia) to download. Macquarie University is an Australian public teaching and research university located in Sydney, with its main campus situated in Macquarie Park as you can see in the macquarie university map. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Macquarie 126-hectare (310-acre), park-like campus belies its setting within the high-technology corridor of Sydney Northern suburbs. The university comprises four faculties, enrolling approximately 37,000 students and having 2,468 (full-time equivalent) academic and professional staff, making it the fourth largest University in Sydney. At present, the university offers 87 undergraduate courses and 124 different postgraduate courses to students. The university is governed by a 17-member Council. Macquarie University was formally established in 1964 with the passage of the Macquarie University Act 1964 by the New South Wales parliament. The university was designed in the Brutalist style and developed by the renowned town planner Walter Abraham who also oversaw the next 20 years of planning and development for the university.
Macquarie University also has the largest student exchange programme in Australia as its mentioned in macquarie university map. The Academic Ranking of World Universities listed Macquarie as seventh among Australian Universities in its 2009 rankings. The university is also ranked among the national top five recipients of relative research income. Also affiliated with the university are several research centres, schools and institutes including the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australian Proteome Analysis Facility, the Institute of Human Cognition and Brain Science, the Macquarie University Research Park and the Macquarie University Hospital. Macquarie University linguistics department developed the Macquarie Dictionary, the copyright on which it still owns. Macquarie University main campus is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north-west of the Sydney CBD and is set on 126 hectares of rolling lawns and natural bushland. Located within the high-technology corridor of Sydney north-west and in close proximity to Macquarie Park and its surrounding industries, Macquarie location has been crucial in its development as a relatively research intensive university.
The university comprises thirty-five departments within four faculties as its shown in macquarie university map. These four faculties were formed at the start of 2009 from the consolidation of ten academic divisions, to enable a more organised and centralised approach to teaching and research: Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Human Science. The University Council is the governing authority of the university under the Macquarie University Act 1989. The Academic Senate is the primary academic body of the university. It has certain powers delegated to it by Council, such as the approving of examination results and the completion of requirements for the award of degrees. At the same time, it makes recommendations to the Council concerning all changes to degree rules, and all proposals for new awards. While the Academic Senate is an independent body, it is required to make recommendations to the university Council in relation to matters outside its delegated authority.
The university is straddled between the suburbs of North Ryde and the later developed technology and industry focused Macquarie Park; however, the campus has its own postcode, 2109. Prior to the development of the campus, most of the site was cultivated with peach orchards, market gardens and poultry farms. The university first architect-planner was Walter Abraham, one of the first six administrators appointed to Macquarie University (see macquarie university map). Abraham treasured Macquarie natural environment as one of the university invaluable assets. As the site adapted from its former rural use to a busy collegiate environment, he implemented carefully designed planting programs across the campus. Abraham established a grid design comprising lots of 300 square feet (28 m2) running north-south, with the aim of creating a compact academic core. The measure of 300 feet (91 m) was seen as one minute walk, and grid design reflected the aim of having a maximum walk of 10 minutes between any two parts of the university. The main east-west walkway that runs from the research park through to the arts faculty buildings, was named Wally Walk in recognition of Walter Abraham contribution to the development of the university.