Macquarie University One of the Top Science Universities in the World. Many scientists are doing research at this university. They have research results that are useful for human life. Macquarie University has been ranked No. 4 within Australia by the prestigious Leiden Ranking 2011/2012 in terms of scientific impact. The achievement has also been in line with recent Australia government’s first ranking for Excellence in Research for Australia in 2011. Where Macquarie University has also been ranked 4th. The exciting news has proven that Macquarie University is more than a business school!