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 it 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 is an internationally renowned faculty with 24 chairs and practice-oriented research priorities in logistics and leadership. In total, 350 students from around 60 nations attend the modern campus in Hamburg HafenCity. KLU offers its students English-language courses leading to the following qualifications:
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.