My work is with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, on the management of policy concerning higher education. We are an inter-governmental organisation and we try to listen and communicate as much as we can with business, and with the social partners, as part of our consultative process. The title of this session refers to that mythical beast, The University. I confess I find it more and more difficult to sustain the idea that all universities share common characteristics, still less identities or missions. John Tod has just sketched out very briefly a fascinating example of new university collaboration.