A babble of voices comes from the Kühne Logistics University foyer. You mostly hear English, the language in which the students from over 30 countries communicate. Today they are making initial contact to their fellow students, the professors, and the university staff. The courses in the degree programs are also held in English. A total of 163 new students have enrolled at KLU for the BSc and MSc in Management programs, the MSc in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management or the Executive MBA in Leadership & Logistics. Among them are over 50 exchange students from around the globe. Almost all of them are on campus today and full of anticipation, like Juan Mendez Ospina (BSc Management) from Colombia: “The atmosphere and tension today was really great. The intercultural exchange at KLU is amazing and Hamburg is beautiful!”
Or Jay Nair (MSc Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management) from India: “I’ve been really excited today. I am very grateful and privileged to study at the KLU, one of the top universities dedicated to Logistics in the world. I am really happy to meet all those warm people and great students who are always ready to help – and the infrastructure in here is also great!”
President Thomas Strothotte and Professor Rod Franklin, the dean of programs, greet the new cohort in the auditorium. The two men emphasize that the features of studying at KLU not only include being able to attend lectures and seminars at the highest academic level and a great deal of practical relevance. The cross-cultural nature of the students and faculty, which makes it easy to integrate many experience levels into the degree program, the unique learning atmosphere in small groups, and the constant, close contact to professors are what make KLU a special place to study. These aspects all leave their mark on students’ time at the university and also apply to all the KLU alumni. The academic background they received at KLU will serve them for life.