Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) is a private, state accredited University of Applied Sciences headquartered in Bielefeld, Germany. Currently, more than 5,000 students are enrolled in 50 Bachelors and Masters as well as Pre-Studies- programmes in the eight campus across Germany. The FHM was founded in the year 2000 primarily to assist and support the medium-sized companies and SMEs of Germany. It prepares students for professional specialist and management activities at home and abroad through application-oriented teaching and studies. The university’s network comprises a total of more than 4,000 company contacts, with numerous intensive cooperations being maintained across the university’s locations. The FHM is highly active in research collaboration with partners from industry and academia across Europe, with the clear focus of the research activities on supporting the medium-sized companies economy and SMEs.