Professor Damon Salesa
This is an exciting time to be joining Auckland University of Technology. In a short generation we have become one of New Zealand's and the world's leading universities. So much has been achieved since AUT became a university in 2000:
AUT also holds true to its deeper origins, where for over a century it has been a place of accessible and transformative learning. AUT inspires as a university of opportunity, a place which aspires to both equity and excellence, and to do so in a way that fully engages with Te Tiriti (The Treaty of Waitangi) and is anchored in the culture and whenua where we stand. AUT is committed to building on achievements to date to enable the next phase of development and maturity, deepening our roots into the communities we serve to extend our contribution further. The university will do so in ways that are sustainable and Te Tiriti-led.