Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is a private, state-accredited university located on Hamburg’s harbor. Sponsored by the nonprofit Kühne Stiftung (Kühne Foundation), KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics and supply chain and business management.

Top reasons to study here

  • KLU is the main source of interdisciplinary insight for global logistics research and practice.
  • KLU graduates bring logistics expertise to leadership positions in the logistics industry as well as operational logistics functions and related industries.
  • KLU is the first choice for executives seeking to expand their expertise in logistics.



  • 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.


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

Finding the right type of accommodation is a challenging task. Accommodation in Hamburg is both hard to find and comparatively expensive.

Things to consider when choosing a place to live:

  • Rental cost & additional expenses (utilities etc.)
  • Lease agreements
  • Distance of public transportation facilities
  • Distance of shopping facilities
  • Safety

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.

Student Life

Campus life

KLU is based in the HafenCity – a rather expensive district located near the city center. Nearby districts are Neustadt and St. Georg.


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

Amazing experience!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really do enjoy my classes here at KLU. The staff and professors are really helpful and I have created a lot of meaningful relationship here. A really beautiful environment and community to be in
Become a student and part of the KLU family
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
Overall studying at KLU gives you a broad overview into different subject areas along the lines of logistics and supply chain management topics. Depending on your personal subject choice you can learn more or less in depth about SCM topics. The MSc program is incredibly international allowing students to build global networks. Apart from studying KLU staff supports every student at length to m...
Highly Recommended
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome professors, great location , great city, private university all resulted in an excellent learning environment. Working with students from all over the world, it was an incredible international experience