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Media Releases

Contact the Macquarie University Communications Team
Phone: +61 2 9850 6766
Email: communications@mq.edu.au

Announcement of the new Centre of Excellence for Synthetic Biology
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced that a consortium centred around Macquarie University’s Biofoundry will receive $35m in funding to create a new ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB) from 2020.
$3 million funding awarded to trial lifestyle interventions against Alzheimer’s Disease
Lifestyle factors that may protect brain health and reduce the risk of dementia will be trialled in a newly funded Macquarie University study.
Macquarie University receives SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Macquarie University has been awarded SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in recognition of action it has taken to address gender inequity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines and achieve tangible
Announcing the appointment of the PVC Research Innovation
Macquarie University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Isak (Sakkie) Pretorius today announced the appointment of Professor Dan Johnson to the new role of Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Innovation.
Macquarie moves up in employability rankings
Macquarie University has ranked number one across Australian universities in the Graduate Employment Rate indicator in the newly released 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
Spring graduation season commences, honorary doctorates awarded
Macquarie University’s spring graduation series commenced this week, with over 7500 guests expected on campus in the coming weeks to celebrate the achievements of more than 2500 graduates receiving their degrees, diplomas and certificates from
Immune response depends on mathematics of narrow escapes
The way immune cells pick friends from foes can be described by a classic maths puzzle known as the “narrow escape problem”.
There’s no place like home: butterflies stick to their burbs
Birthplace exerts a lifelong influence on butterflies as well as humans, new research reveals.
Macquarie University ranks in the top 250 universities worldwide
Macquarie University has ranked 201-250th in the 2019/20 UK Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, announced today.
Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines
People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and problematic drug use, research shows.
Macquarie University commits to improving LGBTIQ participation
Macquarie University has become a key partner in the Australian Pride in Sport program, committing to further develop and enhance LGBTIQ participation across all its Campus Life sport and recreation departments.
New research: Online treatment for obsessive-compulsive symptoms found to increase access to effective treatment
Researchers find internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy effective in treating OCD, having potential to reduce extreme waitlists currently experienced at specialist anxiety clinics.