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 the 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

  • KLU offers an international student body, outstanding faculty, an intimate learning environment and extensive corporate ties.
  • KLU is a highly ranked international university which offers excellent education and unique experiences for all students.
  • KLU offers a student to faculty ratio of 14:1, giving students close interactions with our international faculty and researchers.



  • Founded: September 2010


  • 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.


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

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.

Great university to prepare for your future
Marius rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been studying at KLU since 2019. The courses are overall very well linked together to gain a broad understanding of Business Administration. Adding to that, they prepared me well for my internship. Even before Corona, the university equipment was very high-tech and the profs are well versed in using them. Furthermore, I really like the small classes of max 45 (some...

Super Happy!!!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dependability, solidarity, and commitment – for me, three of the most important qualities for any university, and ones that KLU already demonstrated in the application phase. The application process was straightforward, and whenever I had a question, the staff was friendly and eager to help. I felt perfectly prepared when I started the Welcome Week, which the university...

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