Kuehne Logistics University (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung - THE KLU) is a private, independent and state-recognized university. THE KLU is dedicated to teaching and research of logistics as a core element of globally organized management. THE KLU is located in the heart of Europe’s largest urban development project, the waterside HafenCity in Hamburg. Hamburg, as the world’s ninth-largest seaport, is an important logistics center.
The KLU's two departments, Logistics and Management & Economics, cover the whole spectrum of university education and executive education, from the Bachelor’s degrees and Master programs to a structured PhD program. Research encompasses logistics areas such as maritime logistics, supply chain management and operations management with a focus on sustainability.
These programs are announced from time to time. A sample list of past programs conducted at ITMMA is given below:
Hamburg is setting new standards in developing a whole new city in Europe. On an area of 388 acres, a lively new urban space is taking shape to accommodate a mix of office and residential uses, retail, restaurants and bars, as well as cultural and leisure facilities. What sets it apart from similar urban development projects is the area’s central urban location and the expectations of quality reflected, for instance, in its fine-grained mix of uses, its lively atmosphere and innovative development process. Also outstanding are the high quality of its architecture and open space design.
The intensive reciprocal interaction between land and water can be regarded as unique, for HafenCity will not be surrounded by dikes, nor cut off from the water. With the exception of the quays and promenades, the road area will be raised to 7.5 to 8.3 meters above sea level. This creates a new, characteristic topography for an area once dominated by port and industrial uses, retaining access to the water and its typical port atmosphere.
Within about 25 years HafenCity will have expanded today’s city center area by 40 percent. The effects of its creation will have an impact both on the whole Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its nearly 1.8 million inhabitants and the 4.3 million residents of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The HafenCity development strengthens Hamburg’s hand in competition with other major European cities.