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Media Releases

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

Macquarie University launches an entirely online Global MBA program focused on building capabilities of the future
The Macquarie Graduate School of Management Global MBA is the first degree offered on Coursera in the Asia-Pacific region
Neurodiverse students get a career kick-start at new virtual hub
Macquarie University students with autism, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and dyslexia will gain employment opportunities and support at the first university-based Neurodiversity Hub in New South Wales.
Macquarie University researchers awarded funding to improve older Australians’ mental health
The Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University has been awarded $1.8 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and beyondblue for two innovative projects to improve treatment for older adults with
Turning coffee waste into coffee cups
A Macquarie PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups.
Harnessing the power of a quadrillion suns to fight Motor Neurone Disease, finding far-flung planets, and more: Simon Gross awarded a Tall Poppy Award
Lasers to treat motor neurone disease; and chips that help optical fibres carry more information or identify planets beyond our solar system – Dr Simon Gross from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is making these projects a reality.
Warning colours are getting warmer
As temperatures in Australia and around the world increase, for hibiscus harlequin bugs, the future is orange.
Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia
The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric mummy have revealed.
Celebrate Indigenous and western science at the Sydney Science Festival
From Aboriginal tool making, bush foods and medicines to 3D printing, everyone of all ages can this month explore how science and technology are used in society, including by the world’s oldest living culture, at a free family fun day in
New nanoparticles help detect deep-tissue cancers
Researchers have developed a new form of nanoparticle and associated imaging technique that can detect multiple disease biomarkers, including those for breast cancer, found in deep-tissue in the body.
Surfing bacteria reveal new insights into the ocean’s health
Australian scientists have recorded more than 175,000 tiny microbes dwelling in our ocean waters for the first time, providing an unprecedented baseline against which to measure the effects of climate change and human activities.
Macquarie receives three prestigious ARC fellowships in latest grant round
Three Macquarie University academics have received ARC Fellowships for research in earth sciences, linguistics and psychology, announced today by Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham.
$6.9 million quest for new antibiotics from Australia’s unique microbiome
Macquarie University and UWA scientists will join forces with two Australian companies to search for new antibiotics in 500,000 species of Australian microbes.