First of all I would like to thank the organisers and the Europaeum. It is my first contact with this organisation but think that it offers a great possibility to bring the universities in Europe closer together and have a common future for European universities. I would like to thank DaimlerChrysler for the sponsorship. We will have a meeting in spring 2003 to discuss more possibilities of public/private partnerships with industries like DaimlerChrysler or other companies. Finally, I thank the students for their participation.
The conference has examined the opportunities and risks of new partnerships between universities, and political, economic and academic bodies and institutions. These partnerships have emerged over the past few decades and are constantly increasing.