Welcome from Damon Salesa

The Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific)

Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa (Satapuala and Falealupo (Samoa), Glenn Innes)

Nau mai haere mai

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Halo Oloketa, Ia Orana, Maui, Aloha, Malo ni, Hafa Adai and welcome to the Aotearoa New Zealand's world-ranked University*, Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Auckland, one of the Pacific's leading research universities. By studying with us, you are taking your first step towards academic excellence, and our many award-winning teachers and researchers  can help you reach your potential. 

A qualification from the University of Auckland will help prepare you for a successful career in a vast range of fields and industries. Our Pacific graduates are leaders not only in their diverse Pacific communities but also in their respective fields and professions in New Zealand and internationally. 

We have strong support networks to help you succeed and there are many generous scholarships available. My team are here to help assist you in your journey and we look forward to getting to know you better. 

Ia manuia!

Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific)


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