The KLU is a private, independent university dedicated to teaching and research in the fields of logistics, management and economics.
The Kühne Logistics University is situated in the waterfront urban development area of HafenCity in Hamburg, which as one of Europe’s largest seaports is ideal for the campus.
Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Maritime Logistics and the technology-oriented logistics center at the Hamburg University of Technology, THE KLU, with its strong leaning towards economic science and interdisciplinary studies, is part of an important cluster of logistics research institutes in northern Europe.
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.
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.
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The KLU is ranked among the top universities in the 2012 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.