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Professor Damon Salesa


Professor Damon Salesa

Location / campuses

  • AUT South Campus
  • AUT North Campus
  • AUT City Campus

Date established


Numbers of students

  • Student headcount: 26,030 (in 2022)
  • Equivalent full-time students: 18,935 (in 2022)


  • Design, Computing and Technology
  • Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Culture and Society
  • Business, Economics and Law
  • Māori and Indigenous Development

Rankings / awards

  • 1st in Australasia and Top 20 worldwide for International Outlook (Times Higher Education)
  • Top 150 Universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education)
  • Top 450 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings)
  • Top 60 under 50 years old (QS Top 50 under 50)
  • Five subjects ranked in top 250 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject)
  • AUT is rated as a five-star university by QS with a maximum five stars for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness

Research is a key focus for AUT. We deliver nationally leading research in a number of areas, and value research collaboration with local and international organisations and communities. We constantly create new opportunities to collaborate on research that matters, and our range of diverse research facilities helps attract research partners, research projects and research funding, as well as providing opportunities for postgraduate students.