KLU ranks no. 3 in research output per professor among all universities in Germany and has the highest research output of all private business schools in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the 2014 Handelsblatt Ranking.
KLU achieved a top rating in the five most important criteria CHE Center for Higher Education examined in its current master’s student rankings for business administration.
KLU is moving to its new campus at Großer Grasbrook 17 in the HafenCity, Hamburg. During the opening ceremony Professor Klaus-Michael Kühne announces that the Kühne Foundation will provide a grant of more than €40 million to secure the operation of the university over the coming years.
The first KLU students have completed their master studies in global logistics and supply chain management. They are presented with their degree certificates at a graduation ceremony held in the Internationales Maritimes Museum in Hamburg.
KLU is ranked among the top universities in the Handelsblatt research ranking of Business Administration faculties in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) grants accreditation to the Management Master (MSc Management).
Start of the Management Master (M.Sc. Management). Kühne Logistics University welcomes first student cohort on campus. The class consists of 15 students.
Start of the Executive Education. The International Summer School "Supply Chain and Logistics Management" is offered in collaboration with Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.
The ASIIN e. V grants accreditation to the Global Logistics Master (M.Sc. Global Logistics).
Start of the Global Logistics Master (MSc Global Logistic). KLU welcomes first student cohort on campus. The class consists of 27 students from 15 different nations.
The Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg grants state recognition to the Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung.
The Hamburg University of Technology transfers its shares in the Kühne School of Logistics and Management GmbH to the Kühne-Stiftung (Foundation). The path is now free for an independent and private KLU.
Decision to establish Kühne Logistics University (KLU) - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung.
Kühne School is selected as a landmark in the competition “Germany Land of Ideas”. Federal President Horst Köhler is patron of the initiative.
At a Senate reception in the Hamburg City Hall honoring his 70th birthday, Klaus-Michael Kühne announces his intention to donate 30 million euros to develop and expand the HSL Hamburg School of Logistics at the TUHH.
The HSL begins its first Summer School. This executive education program is geared towards specialists and managers from the industry, trade and service sectors.
HSL expands its course program and starts the two-year in-service MBA program with an emphasis on logistics and supply chain management.
HSL Hamburg School of Logistics begins its teaching activities. The first 17 students of the MBA Program in Logistics are welcomed to the TUHH campus.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), together with the Kühne-Foundation, establish HSL Hamburg School of Logistics.