Kühne Logistics University

Kühne Logistics University

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is a privately owned, state-regulated higher education institution in the city of Hamburg. Owned by the Kühne Foundation, it was founded in 2010, so it is one of the younger universities in northern Germany. In keeping with the owners' interests, it tends to focus on managerial subjects, and offers everything from Bachelor's to research-intensive PhDs.

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KLU is a small, business-focused university in Hamburg, which fits neatly with the city's trade-oriented economy. Offering courses in international logistics and supply chain management, the university works closely with international partners, and has rapidly become a highly-ranked logistics education center.

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Although the name suggests that it is a corporate venture, Kühne Logistics University (KLU) was founded by the charitable arm of logistics company Kühne, with cooperation from the City of Hamburg. It offers high-quality courses at Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD level in subjects related to trade, management, and general logistics - preparing students well for a world based around eCommerce, international connections, and constant competition.

The university is small (with just over 200 students), but extends its reach via international exchanges, and a network of work placements with major local companies. It also benefits from being located in Hamburg - a cultural, sporting, economic, and nightlife hub that guarantees a lively student experience. Courses are taught in English, making the university suitable for most international applicants.

Kühne Logistics University

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Explore KLU study programs:


  • Preparation Program
  • Bachelor Business Administration
  • Master International Management
  • Master Logistics & SCM
  • MBA Leadership & SCM

To know more about KLU study programs follow the link.

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