The Kühne Logistics University (KLU) was founded in 2010 as a private university in Hamburg with the intention of becoming a global centre of learning. The university is the flagship project of the Kühne Foundation in the field of logistics. Its prominent location in Hamburg HafenCity reflects KLU's allegiance to the city of Hamburg and its cosmopolitan character that attracts students, lecturers and staff from around the world. Since 2010 KLU has pursued the objectives of its Founder, Klaus-Michael Kühne, and set itself the task of being heavily involved in the professionalisation of the logistics industry and its sustainable development. It also aims to draw attention to the considerable importance of logistics for the global economy, while striving to highlight the significance of logistics as a management function. Its courses and further education programmes therefore focus on the close connection between logistics and leadership.
Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is an internationally renowned faculty with the right to confer PhD degrees and proven practical orientation. In terms of research and teaching, digital transformation, sustainability and innovative value creation are the key competence areas in the disciplines of transport, global logistics and supply chain management. One Bachelor and three Master courses, a structured Doctoral programme and a parttime MBA provide excellent study conditions and perspectives for about 400 students from 60 nations. An international team of 23 professors conduct teaching in English at its modern campus in Hamburg HafenCity. Management seminars for specialists and executives complete the syllabus.
A structured PhD programme and management seminars for specialists and executives complete the syllabus. Kühne Logistics University boasts outstanding research and excellent teaching. Key areas of competence are Digital Transformation, Value Creation and Sustainability in transport, global logistics and supply chain management.