Kühne Logistics University in Germany is a private, state-recognized university dedicated to teaching and research of logistics as a core element of globally organized management. Our students and professors don´t see logistics in the literal sense of the word, but rather as a leadership function in all sectors of the international economy.

Top reasons to study here

  • You will have outstanding international career prospects!
  • You can study logistics where logistics is happening!
  • You will study at the world's only logistics university!



  • 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 Executive MBA program, a seminar series, and international summer and autumn schools 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


Our Career Services team offers a unique program that targets your personal development as well as your contacts with future employers. The people in Career Services will facilitate connections, and train and empower you to identify and pursue your professional aspirations.

Small group discussions, company presentations, and guest lecturers from well-known companies: our degree programs give you a lot of opportunities to meet your future employer. Internships also give you a chance to get your foot in the door an build your resumé.


Student services

Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad, whether you are one of our outgoing KLU students or an incoming student who is spending a semester on our campus in Hamburg.

Upon acceptance, the Student Services team will provide you with arrival services, help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process.

Our team will advise you on visa issues, help you to find suitable accommodation, arrange for a pick-up service upon arrival, and assist you with health insurance, setting up a bank account, residence registration, and more.

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

Our Library and Information Services team ensures easy access to relevant logistics and management information, data, and publications.

They will support you with regard to research techniques and database searches and questions about course literature, references, and library use in Hamburg.

Medical services

In Germany all students are subject to compulsory health insurance.

A proof of adequate health insurance cover is essential and required for enrollment at university as well as for getting a residence permit.

Student Life

Campus life

Hamburg is a popular city among German students. Its cultural spectrum rivals Berlins. Students can experience the diverse nightlife offered at the Reeperbahn, enjoy great music at the Elbjazz and Dockville festivals and relax in the cafés and trendy bars in the St. Georg and Schanze districts and watch the Hamburg sunset at the citys popular habor beach clubs.

Sports facilities

A fitness trainer will be available twice per week. All members of the KLU are authorized to use the fitness rooms.


Our Management Master has been granted accreditation by the Foundation of International Business Administration Accreditation. The reviewers identified two fields of excellence: the scientific qualification of THE KLU lecturers and the amount of foreign languages.

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
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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