Macquarie University

Macquarie is renowned for its interdisciplinary research and teaching, highly skilled graduates and first-class facilities.
The name to be chosen for Sydney’s third metropolitan university came down to two different schools of thought – those who wanted to commemorate a great Australian figure in education, and those who preferred a geographical name. In 1964, the NSW State Cabinet chose in favour of naming the university after a prominent Australian. In the end, Governor Lachlan Macquarie was chosen ahead of suggestions which included WC Wentworth and Sir Henry Parkes.