Can you imagine what happens when 16 full time professors, another 80 or so lecturers and a bunch of guest lecturers from around the world get together under one roof? Well for a start, there's certainly a lively exchange across disciplines. Without blinkers, researchers from across the disciplinary spectrum meet and inspire each other.
As a student that means I benefit from some of the unusual and original perspectives professors bring from international conferences or from their own countries. Oh, and I as a student get to have a say in the choice of new professors. This is how I imagine an open and multidisciplinary University should be.