Kühne Logistics University - the KLU

Hamburg, Germany

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Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to Kühne Logistics University - the KLU

Studying at KLU is a smart career move, and here is why:

  • You’ll have outstanding international career prospects! Outstanding international career prospects! Logistics and supply chain management are booming and drive of growth in world trade. The logistics and supply chain industries provide excellent international career opportunities and financial prospects.

  • You can study logistics where logistics is happening! Hamburg is a gateway to the world and northern Europe’s leading logistics metropolis. Nowhere else can you study logistics so close to the real thing: right in the center of Hamburg’s harbor. The world’s most modern container terminals and countless potential employers are but a stone’s throw away.

  • You will study at the world's only logistics university! The Kühne Logistics University is dedicated to teaching and research in logistics and supply chain management. It is financially supported by Klaus-Michael Kühne one of the most outstanding leaders of the global logistics industry.
  • You’ll benefit from an international environment! Meet students from all over the world. Exchange ideas on logistics and supply chain management in classes taught by international lecturers and professors. Share your cultural perspective and learn about others’.

  • Build up your own network! Create a reliable network. After graduating, you can join the Alumni Association, which will help you network with fellow graduates as well as experienced members of our executive education programs. This is the place to build a life-long professional network of the highest quality.

  • Get to know your future employer! Small group discussions, company presentations, and guest lecturers from well-known companies: our degree programs give you a lot of opportunities to meet your future employer. Internships also give you a chance to get your foot in the door an build your resumé.

  • Focus on your studies! Enjoy the advantages of a private university: instruction in small groups, high student-teacher ratio, easy access to important contacts, modern infrastructure and a comprehensive range of services. In short, you do the studying, we do everything else!


"Nothing prepares future managers better than sound knowledge of logistics when it comes to facing tomorrow’s global challenges."

The Kühne Logistics University, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (The KLU), is a private, state-recognized university located in Hamburg’s harbor.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Kühne-Stiftung, The KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics, supply chain and business management. Our BSc, MSc and PhD programs are distinguished by an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and extensive corporate ties. Our Executive MBA program, a seminar series and international summer and autumn schools provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their know-how.

The KLU is unique for its international faculty and research expertise in logistics and related aspects ofbusiness. It ranks among the top universities in the 2012 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


The Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) grants accreditation to the Management Master (M.Sc. Management).

The ASIIN e. V grants accreditation to the Global Logistics Master (M.Sc. Global Logistics).

THE KLU is an independent private university recognized by the state of Hamburg

Student life

Student Life in Hamburg

Hamburg is a popular city among German students. Its cultural spectrum rivals Berlin’s. Students can experience the diverse nightlife offered at the Reeperbahn, enjoy great music at the Elbjazz and Dockville festivals and relax in the cafés and trendy bars in the St. Georg and Schanze districts and watch the Hamburg sunset at the city’s popular habor beach clubs.

Hamburg, Germany's Gateway to the World

With over four million inhabitants, the Hamburg metropolitan area is among the biggest winners to gain from the opening up of Eastern Europe and globalization. This metropolis on the water is the most easterly of the northern seaports, making it the ideal port for Eastern Europe. As a global hub serving overseas countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Baltic area, Hamburg benefits from its central position at the confluence of the global trade handled by European logistics.

Hamburg is also considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its extensive stretches of water and green parks and the historic residential areas are renowned. There are many attractive possibilities for leisure activities. It is these special qualities, together with the maritime atmosphere and its proximity to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, that make Hamburg a jewel among international cities.

Speicherstadt & HafenCity

The historic core of Hamburg’s port is the “Speicherstadt,” the former warehouse area, where the world’s most beautiful warehouse complex was built at the end of the 19th century. Against this background, the new HafenCity is being constructed on the former harbor area, and it is right here – in the center of Hamburg and right on the waterfront – where the Kühne Logistics University is located. Students find everything they need to study and feel comfortable. This includes superbly equipped interactive teaching and study rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, broadband wireless access, a well-stocked library, and access to relevant online databanks for research.

Master's Programmes at Kühne Logistics University - the KLU

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