FHDW Wirtschaftsforum e. V.


The FHDW University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1993 as one of the first private universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. It now has more than 2,000 students at its five locations. FHDW focuses its offerings on business IT and business administration and offers dual and part-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. Approximately 600 companies are involved in their cooperation network.

The FHDW-Wirtschaftsforum e. V. is a non-profit initiative founded in 2007 by thirteen cooperating companies to promote FHDW. S&N has been an active cooperation partner with FHDW since almost its inception and is also one of the founding members of the Business Forum. The object and purpose of the FHDW-Wirtschaftsforum e. V. includes fundraising and providing additional support for research and teaching at FHDW as well as promoting contacts between FHDW and public institutions and the industrial economy.

The FHDW-Wirtschaftsforum e. V. has a three-member board of directors elected from representatives of its member companies. For many years, this board was chaired by Dr Rudolf Lödige, who retired from the position this year. We offer our thanks and appreciation to his especially dedicated and competent efforts on behalf of FHDW and all cooperating companies. While the previous board members Dr Keine, Volksbank Paderborn-Hoxter-Detmold, and Dr Derlic, CRM IT - BA of AVARTO Business Support GmbH have kindly agreed to serve on the new board, Josef Tillmann, chief executive of S&N, was elected as a new member and then as the new chair of the board of the FHDW-Wirtschaftsforum e. V.. Mr Tillmann expresses his gratitude for the confidence placed in him and he looks forward to continuing a constructive and successful cooperation with the board members, the other members of the FHDW-Wirtschaftsforum e. V., and, of course, all of the staff at FHDW.