All Rankings & Accreditations

Kühne Logistics University

All Rankings & Accreditations

Kühne Logistics University


The latest SCM Journal List ranked KLU among the top 3 universities in Germany for Supply Chain Management research. In the ranking of the empirically focused journals, KLU came in 2nd, right after WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management; among the analytically focused journals, KLU came in 3rd, after the University of Cologne and Technical University of Munich.

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In the latest WirtschaftsWoche ranking, conducted by Forschungsmonitoring, Kühne Logistics University was once again among the strongest research universities for Business Administration in the DACH region comprised of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In terms of research productivity, measured by research output per professor, KLU once more took first place among all private universities in the German-speaking countries.

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In the latest ranking for master’s degree programs, released by the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE), Kühne Logistics University once again took home top honors among German universities. Students especially valued the general studying conditions and the connections to the latest research, and the support offered by our instructors. The ranking assessed the following programs: Business Administration, Economics, Business Studies, Engineering Management and Business Informatics.

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Business School Ranking: 5 Stars for KLU Executive Education

Kühne Logistics University’s further education program has been nominated as one of the best business schools in Germany based on a current ranking recently conducted by Stern, a German magazine. KLU’s Executive Education programs were awarded a total of five out of five stars. Only two other universities joined the KLU with top accolades: the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the ESCP Business School.

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U-Multirank: KLU Ranks Top in International Orientation

Kühne Logistics University has once again achieved excellent results in the current U-Multirank Ranking. KLU is among the 25 top-performing universities globally in the indicator Student Mobility. In the dimension International Orientation the institution exclusively received an A (very good) for each indicator. In total, KLU got the top mark (very good) ten times. 

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Once again, the CHE University Ranking has rated Kühne Logistics University among the very best of the best of German universities. KLU received top marks in the following categories: Academic Studies and Teaching, International Orientation, and Job Market and Career Orientation. Bachelor’s students rated the overall study situation as excellent, ensuring green points all around for KLU in the poll.

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In a ranking released by the independent university assessment portal “StudyCheck”, Kühne Logistics University (KLU) took home 1st place in the category “Favorite University in Germany”. In the feedback submitted by students, KLU was given 4.7 out of 5 stars.

In 2019, StudyCheck received ca. 40,000 student testimonials, which evaluate universities in the categories Degree Program Content, Instructors, Courses, Resources, Organization and Library. In this regard, students especially praised the technical resources, instructors and courses that KLU has to offer.

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Global Student Satisfaction Award 2019

Category “Best Quality of Student Life”

Kühne Logistics University has won this year´s "Global Student Satisfaction Award" in the category “Best Quality of Student Life”.

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019 are based on university reviews written by Studyportal's community and partner study associations. Studyportals, a global study choice platform, invited students to evaluate their respective study program and share their experiences. 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.


Wirtschaftswoche Ranking 2019

The newest ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche identifies the strongest research universities in the field of Business Administration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Out of 200 competing universities, KLU scores No. 2 among all private universities and reaches the top 20 (No. 19) in the overall ranking. In terms of research-output per professor, KLU faculty is ranked No. 1 of all private universities and No. 7 in the overall ranking.   

The ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche evaluates the research output of universities from 2009 to 2018. Main ranking parameters are the number of publications per university as well as the number of publishing faculty indicating the productivity per professor.

CHE University Ranking 2017

KLU students have given their university high ratings in the latest CHE University Ranking. In each of the relevant main criteria (degree program and teaching, international orientation, job market, career relevance, and equipment), KLU consistently appears in the top group. In other words, KLU shows up with lots of green dots in the CHE Ranking.

The CHE Ranking is the most comprehensive, detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region. In addition to information on degree programs, teaching, and equipment, the ranking reflects students’ assessment of the general conditions related to studying at their university.

University Award 2017

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure's University Award (Hochschulpreis Güterverkehr und Logistik) for freight transport and logistics recognizes outstanding university logistic programs. Alexander Dobrindt, Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, presented the high-profile award for 2017 as part of the 7th National Conference on Freight Transport and Logistics in Munich to the KLU.


Handelsblatt ranking 2014

The Handelsblatt ranking looks at all business administration faculties in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and evaluates more than 2.600 researchers at about 100 universities. Kühne Logistics University 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.

Five professors from KLU rank among the top researchers in business administration research. The rankings include the categories of Top 100 Current Researchers, Top 100 Researchers Under 40 and Top 250 Researcher Life’s Work.

FIBAA Premium Seal

The Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) has accredited over 1,800 degree programs, but until now it has awarded the premium seal to only 16 universities – including Kühne Logistics University. Both of KLU’s master’s degree programs – Management and Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, as well as KLU’s Bachelor in Business Administration – have earned the FIBAA Premium Seal.