Prof. Volker Gehmlich is Professor of Business Management at the Fachhochschule Osnabrück – University of Applied Sciences, Germany since 1972. His national and international activities include the involvement in education and training programmes of several directorates of the European Union in various functions as well as the work as Bologna Promoter and National Contact Point for ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. He worked in the Technical Assistance Office of the COMETT-Programme (1987-1995), is a member of the Working Group of both the European and German Qualifications Frameworks (EQF), member of the Management Committee and higher education expert to the Business Subject Area of the Project “Tuning Educational Structures in Europe” as well as consultant in the design of new international universities, faculties and study-programmes. His research activities and publications focus on internationalisation, skill needs, mobility, credits systems, lifelong learning, qualification frameworks, university-enterprise partnership and supply chain. In 2000 he was awarded the “Prize for excellence in international cooperation of higher education“ by the German Minister for Education and Research.