The University of Sydney

Leadership has always been at the core of the University of Sydney’s values.

The University of Sydney is committed to the transformative power of education and to fostering greater knowledge and understanding of the world. Our aim is to make lives better not just by producing leaders of society, but through equipping our people with qualities so they can meaningfully serve all of our communities at every level.

As a leader in tertiary education, we have been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. We were one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit, and to open our doors to women on the same basis as men. 

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities – consistently ranked in the top 0.3% of universities in the world.

Our community includes more than 50,000 students, including more than 10,000 international students, 3,000 academic staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

With 16 faculties and 10 campuses, we offer the widest range of disciplines among Australia’s leading universities, and we receive most first preference university applications from school leavers in New South Wales.

In creating the first university in Australia in 1850, our founders recognised the power of education to change society. We hold that belief just as strongly today.

Quotes from University of Sydney staff using the parenting rooms:

  • Thanks for maintaining this space. I work in Jane Foss Russell and ALL rooms are either open or have glass fronts, the Wentworth parents room is the closest place I can go to express. I very much appreciate the privacy and comfortable chair, and am pleased to see the ABA materials on offer. 
  • Thank you so much for organising the cleaning, painting and new chair for the breastfeeding room on level 2 of the CIS building. I was happy that there was a room available for me to use to start with and absolutely thrilled to find the new chair there today, it is very comfortable and has good back support which made expressing quicker and easier.It has made my transition back to work much easier knowing that I am still able to breastfeed my daughter as this is really important to me.

University of Sydney certificate presentation








FROM LEFT: Fiona Krautil, Director, Equity & Diversity Strategy, The University of Sydney and Amanda Volpatti, Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces Consultant, Australian Breastfeeding Association