Research Centers at KLU
KLU currently has established three different research centers, each in cooperation with an external partner: The Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) in cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd, the Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains (CSLS) in cooperation with Kühne + Nagel, and the Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD) in cooperation with HELP Logistics.
By establishing centers like these, KLU aims to strengthen its role as a valuable partner of the industry and practice, expanding its contribution to research excellence on logistics and leadership topics. Each of the centers is combining theory and practice in a unique way, tackling current and relevant issues of today’s logistics industry. Another important aspect is the international networking in research, business and society.
Center for Shipping and Global Logistics
The Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) in cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd was established in 2018 as KLU’s very first research center. It is led by Academic Director Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier. The CSGL combines rigorous academic and applied research with practical experiences and insights in container shipping, ports and maritime logistics, to contribute to the future competitiveness industry and to play a key role in developing of Hamburg as an international maritime knowledge hub.
Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains
The Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains (CSLS) was established in 2020 together with Kühne + Nagel. The center is led by Academic Director Prof. Moritz Petersen and Prof. Alan McKinnon. Together, the KLU and Kühne + Nagel want to help establish the Hanseatic city as an international hub for sustainable logistics.
Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development
In 2021, KLU and HELP logistics established the joint Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD). The Center is led by Academic Director Prof. Maria Besiou and Sean Rafter (CHORD) as Operations Director. It aims to bring together the best of two worlds by combining top-class academic research and education with operational training and consulting excellence. The Center is backed up by extensive outreach and field presence through 4 regional HELP offices and forms a unique offering in the humanitarian and development context.