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The Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is a newly-founded research-oriented university. Its mission is to educate future leaders in logistics and management and to conduct research for the benefit of society. In particular, it seeks to advance scientific knowledge and to apply it in the interrelated fields of logistics, marketing, and leadership. As an integral part of this mission, KLU is committed to offering, in English, a unique and internationally-competitive PhD program in logistics and its interrelated fields (e.g., marketing and leadership).
The KLU is seeking highly talented candidates who want to pursue an academic career and are interested in doing research. The KLU will screen every applicant to identify suitable candidates’ unique talents.
In accordance with international standards and practices, the program is composed of four years:
The KLU PhD program provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members, which enable them to develop the skills necessary to pursue their research and teaching careers.
During the start-up period the Kühne Logistics University cannot grant state accredited PhD degrees in its own right. Up and until receiving this right which will be supported by hiring professors with strong research capabilities, the KLU will admit students to its PhD program only if there is a cooperating partner (e.g., from our program faculty) accepting a joint supervision including the examination at his or her university. PhD students will receive a close supervision from a KLU professor and one non-KLU reviewer.
Applications for becoming doctoral students are very competitive. We therefore advise applicants to provide the KLU with the result of a GMAT or GRE test. Applications with a GMAT of less than 650 points or a score of less than 700 for the mathematical part of the GRE cannot be considered at all.
* Prior score scale 700; current score scale 155
To express their interest to become a PhD student at THE KLU, candidates have to fill in the PhD Inquiry Form and
· indicate their research interest (logistics, marketing or leadership)
· describe their special research interest
· outline previous gained knowledge of subject related methodologies
The completed inquiry form, a curriculum vitae and the GMAT/GRE score report should be sent to duclinh.vantri(at)the-klu.org.
Only after a positive reviev by the KLU, candidates will be asked to hand in their complete application documents. If not asked to complete the application, the inquiry was rejected.
Remark: Due to the large number of inquiries KLU will not send out e-mails or letters of rejections to candidates who have not been invited to apply!
Each June 30
Applicants are strongly advised to seek financial support from external sources, which might be complemented by THE KLU to cover living expenses and tuition fees.
The KLU is offering
Our support is very generous, because of our belief that investment in future scholars is an investment in our institution. PhD students who are awarded a scholarship will receive the stipend tax-free, but will not be allowed to earn additional income. They will be expected to work full-time on their dissertation.
PhD students could also apply for the following financial assistance
Please feel free to ask any question! We shall try to get back to you as fast as possible.
Dr. Duc Linh Van Tri
Tel: +49 40 328707-145
Fax: +49 40 328707-109