Kühne Logistics University | KLU

Sara Maradey and Natalia Kapranchik, KLU almuna, Master in Global Logistics

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

Kühne Logistics University, Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is a private, state-recognized university located on Hamburg’s harbor. Sponsored by the nonprofit Kühne Stiftung, KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics and supply chain and business management. 

Our BSc, MSc, and PhD degree programs feature an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties. Our Executive MBA program, a seminar series, and international summer and autumn schools provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their expertise.

KLU is unique for its international faculty known for research excellence in logistics, transportation, supply chain management, and related aspects of business. Our research and teaching in these fields is structured as three areas of competence: digital transformation, creating value and sustainability.

The private university in Hamburg is one of the top universities in the 2014 Handelsblatt research ranking of business administration faculties and achieved top ratings in the 2014 CHE university rankings.


  • KLU is the main source of interdisciplinary insight for global logistics research and practice.
  • KLU graduates bring logistics expertise to leadership positions in the logistics industry as well as operational logistics functions and related industries and functions.
  • KLU is the first choice for executives seeking to expand their expertise in logistics and for logistics managers on faculties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

KLU: Leading with Logistics.

Areas of Competence

KLU will expand its unique expertise in the following areas of competence to the benefit of the transportation, global logistics and supply chain management fields: 

(What’s the one thing about KLU that a new student can really look forward to?  Thomas Strothotte, president and managing director of KLU will answer this question and more. Watch his video.)