On 20th February the first meeting of the Advisory Board took place. After an introductory speech by Professor E. Giovannini, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2004 A. Ciechanover held a speech on ‘University and Research in Twenty for Century’ followed by Rector Professor G. Novelli on ‘Today, the University of Tomorrow" and a presentation on University strategic areas by Professors G. Della Cananea, A. La Bella, M. Piacentini, S. Pons and B. Quintieri. The working session continued with a broad debate. The Board includes eminent figures coming from institutions, industry, culture and sciences. It aims at establishing a cooperative/osmotic relationship between University and companies, institutions, civil society and local areas in order to support a broader understanding of real-world needs. Moreover, it seeks to achieve quality education and strategic research, connecting to international networks and promoting innovative initiatives.