Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is a private, state-accredited university located in Hamburg, Germany. We offer a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics, supply chain and business management. KLU is winner of studyportal's Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021, which are  based on 108.000 student reviews of higher education inistutes around the world!

Top reasons to study here

  • "We are a family" and take care of each other. In challenging times such as the ones we’re now in, we’re closer together than ever before.
  • KLU offers a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, giving students close interactions with our international faculty and researchers.
  • KLU offers an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and extensive corporate ties.

Pre-Bachelor's programmes



Over the past decade we have developed into a highly successful institution with a focus on being “the world’s best’” in our discipline, logistics and supply chain management. Consider us a hidden champion. If you want to be in a famous place, we might not yet be the right choice. If you are looking for a place where your needs and career goals are taken care of excellently, that’s KLU.


  • Our BSc, MSc, and PhD degree programs feature an international student body, an outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment, and extensive corporate ties.
  • Our part-time MBA program, open enrollment and customized executive education programs provide excellent opportunities for professionals to expand their expertise.
Our research-based teaching focuses on imparting methodological knowledge and working scientifically. You will acquire excellent skills in collecting, structuring, processing, and correctly interpreting information and will feel at ease presenting it in an appropriate form. Your professors will introduce you to applying techniques for solving problems and designing solution processes. 


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
  • Sustainability


The KLU Career Development Office is an important interface between the university and the business world. We provide an in-depth coaching and workshop program to support our students with their professional orientation and career planning. We will accompany you on your way to your internship and later, your first job.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Our International Office is the contact point for everybody who is seeking information on KLU's exchange programs. We maintain a network with our partner universities and whether you are a KLU student, an incoming student from our partner network or a free mover, we have all the details you’ll require for your semester abroad. KLU was awarded the Erasmus University Charter of the European Union and participates in the ERASMUS+ program, which facilitates the exchange of students and staff in Europe.

Housing services

KLU does not offer on-campus housing but supports you in finding suitable accommodation. Students will be offered a limited number of fully-furnished rooms in the student dorm for the first semester starting in September. This is a good opportunity to get started in Hamburg. A very small number of rooms for the whole study period is also available. After having been accepted by KLU and after having signed the study agreement, you will be informed by Student Services how to apply.

Library services

The KLU Library will help and support you every step of the way doing your studies or research. We are always ready to help with any question you might have, just ask at the library desk or send us an e-mail.

At KLU all of the textbooks are available in the library for students use, therefore reducing the additional cost or stress of buying textbooks.

Medical services

Healthcare in Germany is mandatory for all students. KLU supports international students to find a suitable health care provider.

Student Life

Campus life

KLU is based in the HafenCity (harbour city) – a modern and new district located near the city center. Our campus features bright, modern classrooms and advanced technology.

Our campus and lecture/study areas have views of the river Elbe. Students can enjoy our waterfront location while studying or out for lunch. A short walk along canals, or one stop on the train, and you will be in the city center.

Sports facilities

KLU has a small, but advanced gym on campus. Students can sign up for a monthly membership and will have 24-hour access to the facilities.

Student clubs

KLU offers a number of student clubs and organizations. Furthermore, students are always encouraged to start their own initiative, and leave a legacy while on campus.


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.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Teachers just lecture what has to be given and students do further research

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a great experience so far. I really like the organization that the school has and the lectures. One of the things that I love most about KLU is that family feeling. Every floor that you go into, every office you enter gives you that family vibe. Moreover I think that two of the strongest points of KLU is the fact that is an international university and the small...

Wonderful Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

KLU was not only the best academic place for me, but also where I could find new amazing friends. If you want to pursue your career in the field of supply chain and logistics, KLU is the right place to be. Knowledgeable professors and supportive staff will prepare you for your future job. I highly recommend you to study at KLU to ensure a successful future.

Hamburg, Hamburg City, Germany

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