Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (4)



  • 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

Best university experience
Laszlo Del rated 5 out of 5 stars
+ Professionally outstanding, excellent professors with strong academic & professional background + Excellent services - student services know every student by name, light-speed e-mail replies, they really go out of their way to solve your problem + Small, interactive classes, strong community - feels like a second home + Good networking opportunities, company events & visits, career consuel...
Amazing chances within the logistics sector
Hannah rated 5 out of 5 stars
KLU has been an amazing experience so far. We, the students, get the chance to always approach the faculty whenever we have questions or need some help with the course contents. The networking within the logistics sector was one of my main reasons for chosing KLU for my master and so far my hopes and wishes were all in all fullfilled. Only one little downside: Sometimes, one can tell KLU is st...
Great professors and class size
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
I really like the small classes that KLU offers which allows students to participate in class and professors are involved with the students. I think one thing can be improved is making the average class duration shorter and it’s too intensive where one semester here is equivalent to two semesters. Overall, my experience here so far has been really good.