Kühne Logistics University – Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is an independent, state recognized private university based in the HafenCity district of Hamburg and sponsored by the non-profit Kühne Foundation. KLU offers a Bachelor of Science program in Business Administration, as well as Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education programs. Our vision is to be the university for Logistics and Leadership driving the world’s welfare through focused research and education.
We are an international research university where all our courses are taught in English. In your studies at KLU, you will experience an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and benefit from extensive corporate ties. You will be able to customize your degree with a study abroad, internship(s), and by choosing one of four profiles.
The 2019 ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche identifies KLU as one of the strongest research universities in the field of Business Administration in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Out of 200 competing universities, KLU reaches the top 20 in the overall ranking and scores No. 2 among all private universities. In terms of research-output per professor, KLU faculty is ranked No. 7 in the overall ranking and No. 1 of all private universities. In the latest CHE university ranking, KLU obtained the highest marks for all major criteria. KLU has also won the 2021 “Global Student Satisfaction Award” in the category “Overall Satisfaction”, in 2019 in the category “Best Quality Student Life” and has been rated “Most popular university in Germany" by studycheck in 2020.