The University of Pisa is a public institution with a long tradition, deeply rooted in its territory and fully integrated into the international scientific community. It has twenty departments, with high level research centres in many sectors (agriculture, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine). Furthermore It has close relations with the Pisan Institute of the National Board of Research, with many cultural institutions of national and international importance, and with industry, especially that of information technology. UNIPI offers 58 undergraduate and 74 graduate programmes in all the main areas of knowledge, 28 doctoral programmes, 68 third cycle specialisation programmes, and about 80 shorter programmes of further education, including an MBA. It has over 52.000 students, 2900 professors and researchers, and 1467 technical and administrative staff members. UNIPI has also an international, national, regional and local role and leads important international research and educational networks. It is already engaged in projects that link its teaching and research activities and enterprise not only in local incubators but also in the key world regions which it considers strategic, especially China, Central Asia and Latin America. Moreover, It has taken an important role in developing ECTS and the Bologna Process: it is a key Tuning partner in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere. UNIPI was also involved in many European Union grants and It still has an active involvement in funded projects. Our experiences have produced tools for quality improvement and for building quality culture, so UNIPI intend to extend and deepen the work already done to incorporate the findings into its programmes. Facing the challenges of contemporary society, UNIPI is committed to generating and disseminating knowledge, and to training a new generation equipped with the technical and critical skills needed to face an ever-changing world of work.