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Macquarie presents accomplished geneticist Professor Jef Boeke the award of Doctor of Science
Macquarie University has presented accomplished geneticist Professor Jef Boeke the award of Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of his contribution to genetics.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel awarded Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University
Macquarie University has presented Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel the award of Doctor of Letters honoris causa in recognition of his contributions to science, medicine and innovation in Australia, recently at the 7th
New pedestrian counters aim to improve walkability in Macquarie Park
Macquarie University and the City of Ryde Council are installing pedestrian-counting sensors throughout Macquarie Park, as part of a project to ease congestion in the growing education, residential, retail and business hub.
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming ‘roadkill’
In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to protect whales and sharks from becoming marine ‘roadkill’.
NHMRC funding to address childhood cancer care, back pain, brain aneurysms and Alzheimer’s disease
Macquarie University researchers have been awarded more than $3.3 million in funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), announced by Minister for Health Greg Hunt today.
Macquarie’s STEM superstars named, smashing gender assumptions about scientists
Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced today by Science & Technology Australia (STA).
Australia leads project to revolutionise astronomy
Australian scientists will lead the design phase of a multimillion-dollar project for a new system on one of the world’s most powerful ground-based optical telescopes that will produce images up to three times sharper than the Hubble Space
Australia unprepared for climate change impact on allergies
A rise in dangerous and even fatal asthma and other allergic attacks – as occurred in Melbourne’s deadly 2016 ‘thunderstorm asthma event’ – could be one of Australia’s biggest health challenges from climate change,
Transition to a zero carbon economy can lead to significant wealth creation driven by a rise in cleantech patents: Macquarie University research
New Macquarie University research reports how a zero waste and zero carbon policy can lead to an estimated $20 trillion in new wealth creation driven by the rise in cleantech patents.
Synthetic biology breakthrough announced at Macquarie
Scientists have successfully synthesised all sixteen chromosomes of a yeast organism, achieving a world first that has repercussions for human health and environmental sustainability.
Macquarie’s Faculty of Business and Economics earns AACSB International Accreditation
AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Macquarie University has earned accreditation for its Faculty of Business and Economics.
School location linked to NAPLAN results – and inequality has increased Australia-wide since NAPLAN began
NAPLAN outcomes clearly align to socio-economic advantage of the suburb the school is located in, according to new Macquarie University research published in Geographical Research today.