“This award is particularly valuable for KLU because it is based soley on the views of students who ranked their institutions. Thank you to each and every one of you, our students, for having given us such glowing marks," said KLU President Professor Thomas Strothotte referring to the overall rating of 4.8 out of 5 possible stars by KLU students. "KLU educates the leaders of logistics of tomorrow and our aim is to support each student individually on their way through university. The positive student reviews show that we are on the right track.” Strothotte went on to say that the outstanding student evaluations and excellent ratings on quality of student life mirror the top research ranking results KLU achieved this spring in the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019 are based on university reviews written by Studyportal's community and partner study associations. The online portal Studyportals invited students to evaluate their respective study program and share their experiences. The awards were presented in six categories: Overall Satisfaction, Student-Teacher Interaction, Quality of Student Life, Career Development, Student Diversity, and Admission Process. More than 25,000 domestic and international students contributed to the 2019 edition, representing over 209 nationalities and reviewing higher education institutions in over 151 countries.
The awards were presented at the annual conference of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) in Washington D.C., attended by professionals from all over the world. During the ceremony six universities were awarded for outstanding achievements in student satisfaction:
- Overall satisfaction: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden -> KLU partner university!
- Quality of student life: Kühne Logistics University, Germany
- Admission process: University of Tartu, Estonia
- Student diversity: The University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Student-teacher interaction: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Career development: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico -> KLU partner university!
KLU also presented its degree programs at the NAFSA Educational Fair. The NAFSA is a non-profit organization for international education and exchange.