Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) – is a private, state-accredited university located on Hamburg’s harbour. Sponsored by the non-profit Kühne Stiftung (Kühne Foundation), KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics and supply chain and business management.
Our BSc, MSc, and PhD degree programmes feature an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties. Our part-time MBA programme, open enrolment, and customised executive education programmes provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their expertise.
KLU is unique for its international faculty, known for research excellence in logistics, transportation, supply chain management, and related aspects of business.
The private university in Hamburg was one of the top universities in the 2014 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties, and it achieved top ratings in the 2017 CHE university rankings. The newest ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche identifies the strongest research universities in the field of Business Administration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Out of 200 competing universities, KLU scores number two among all private universities and reaches the top 20 (number 19) in the overall ranking. In terms of research-output per professor, KLU faculty is ranked number one of all private universities and number seven in the overall ranking.