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Dear Sir or Madam,
This year’s pandemic has had a huge effect on logistics – and on leadership. Logistics has been making headlines, and companies have either had to reorganize their supply chains or create new ones, sometimes in an ad hoc fashion. Working from home and remote leadership have become the “new normal.”
In 2020, we have experienced what a VUCA world feels like—volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. More than ever, this underscores Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne’s aspirations. Ten years ago, the entrepreneur and educational patron founded KLU in Hamburg as a university for up-and-coming leaders of logistics. KLU’s research-based educations programs prepare our students for a VUCA world, and herein lies our contribution during this global health and economic crisis. Today, more than 700 KLU degree graduates are pursuing outstanding careers in the logistics industry and other sectors, but also as entrepreneurs or in non-profit organizations.
2020 also marks an anniversary for us. In this issue, we present to you highlights of our ten years of award-winning teaching and research in logistics and management.
I would like to wish you all the best for 2021 as we usher out the current year and prepare for the next.
Stay healthy and stay tuned at KLU!
Yours truly,
Thomas Strothotte
KLU President
PS: According to ZEIT’s recent CHE ranking, our logistics and management master’s programs put us among the top German business schools and economic faculties. Are you looking for fresh talent? Then why not browse through 2020’s graduates in our KLU CV book.
Anniversary Magazine – This Is Your KLU
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KLU looks back on a successful first decade as a scientific university for logistics and business management in Hamburg. KLU's companions, partner institutions, and friends have their say and tell the story of a start-up university.
Read the magazine online …
Order a printed copy . . . 
Let’s Talk About Good Leadership
Victoria Herzog, Karl Gernandt, Thomas Strothotte
On the occasion of the anniversary, Karl Gernandt (top manager and chairman of KLU Supervisory Board), Victoria Herzog (KLU alumna and COO of fabfab GmbH), and KLU President Thomas Strothotte get together on campus (with physical distancing) to talk about everything from the meaning of “good leadership” to the effects of COVID, and share a few personal anecdotes as well. Watch the video and read their conversation …
Happy Birthday, KLU!
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Many movers and shakers from politics, business, science and associations congratulated KLU on our 10th anniversary. Their words give a view of KLU’s wider network in Hamburg and beyond. This network strengthens KLU and has been very supportive especially in these difficult times. Read around 50 short messages in our anniversary magazine. Find some first ones …
Building a University
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KLU Founder Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne’s mission was clear. He wanted a university that would become the new academic home of logistics and leadership. A small, highly-motivated team took on this challenge in early 2010. KLU Head of Administration Fabian Berger recalls the exciting first few months at the start of KLU’s first semester in September 2010. Discover the founding story . . . 
Global Connections
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Local roots, global reach. This world map shows KLU’s connections to renowned international scientific institutions, and leading international scientists and students for whom KLU has become a second home. Check out the map …
Discover Our Research
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Watch the trailer above introducing our video series.
Which top research project should you definitely know about? What motivates our scientists? And what makes KLU unique in their eyes? Meet our professors in a video series made in celebration of KLU’s anniversary. Watch some of the videos 'Up Close and Personal' . . . 
Moving a University – A Logistical Challenge
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In September 2013, KLU moved to its current campus in Hamburg's HafenCity. The eye-catcher of the new home at Grosser Grasbrook was and is the auditorium in the foyer of the building, now known as our Golden Egg. Watch this video review of the move and the opening ceremony with the then First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, and Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne.
Certificate Program: NetloP - Network Management for Logistic Processes (Register now)
Language: German
April to October, 2021
The NetloP program, held in German, provides compact logistics knowledge and networking opportunities in six different blocks at renowned universities throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Berlin, Bremen, Vallendar, Vienna, and Zurich). NetloP is aimed at junior managers and experienced project managers from industry, trade, forwarding, transport, and other logistics service sectors with responsibility in network management. This program is offered by the KLU Executive Education. For more information contact Holly Hillen. Learn more. . . 
Certificate Program: ENloP - European Network Management for Logistics Processes (Register now)
Language: English
April to October, 2021
The ENloP program, held in English, serves to deepen supply chain and logistics knowledge for executives and project managers and provides possibilities for networking. The modules will be held at outstanding academic logistics centers in Europe (Hamburg, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Zurich and Breslau), which will provide an international perspective. The training is aimed at experts in supply chain/logistics and project management and offered by the KLU Executive Education. Are you interested? For more information contact Holly Hillen. Learn more …
International Summer School (Registration started)
Language: English
July 19 to 30, 2021
Are you well positioned for the digital supply chain? The digital revolution is significantly changing the face of logistics and supply chain management.
Since 2006, our seven-module International Summer School program has been providing supply chain managers with the best possible skills for meeting these challenges. In addition to courses on supply chain and logistics management, the twelve-day program also includes excursions and a cultural supporting program. Learn more…
KLU Logistics Innovators Day (4/5 February)
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The former KLU Startup Day turns into the KLU Logistics Innovators Day addressing the topical question how outstanding young logistics innovators from Africa, Europe and Asia were able to sail through the COVID-19 crisis. Up to 250 students and researchers, as well as 150 practitioners, are expected to attend virtually from all parts of the world – be part of this extraordinary online event and register for free today…
Future Lab Mobility Forum #4 (25 March, 2021)
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When Hamburg hosts the ITS World Congress in October, 2021, the city will be transformed into a showcase for future solutions in intelligent traffic and transport systems for urban areas. The webinar is open for everyone and part of a five-part series offered by KLU and DVZ, sponsored by KPMG. For all those who want to get a better idea and have a say in what is going on, come join us. Read more ..." (website in German)
Here you will find a selection of media reports including experts from KLU.
Wirtschaftswoche, 11.12.2020 (printed edition) // Die Weltregierung der Buchhalter (The World Government of Accountants)
Internationales Verkehrswesen, 02. 12. 2020 // HANSEBLOC- Smarte Lösungen für den Logistik Mittelstand (Smart solutions for logistics SMEs)
THB Täglicher Hafenbericht, 27. 11. 2020 // KLU feiert 10jähriges (KLU celebrates 10 years; paywall)
MM MaschinenMarkt, 25. 11. 2020 // Zehn Jahre „büffeln“ an der KLU
(Ten years of "swotting" at KLU)
Financial Times, 24. 11. 2020 // Letter: Jury's out on product-level carbon labelling (Alan McKinnon; paywall)
Forbes, 23. 11. 2020 // Workplace Bullies Need To Know They Would Do Better By Being Nice
Marketing Börse, 23. 11. 2020 // 10 Fakten zur Marketing-Budgetierung (10 Facts About Marketing Budgeting)
Deutsche Welle, 19. 11. 2020 // Die ganze Welt impfen - wie kann das funktionieren? (Min. 2:25 and 4:15; Vaccinating the whole world - how can that work?)
German Transport Journal - DVZ, 18. 11. 2020 // Klaus-Michael Kühne: „Oft genug waren wir die Prügelknaben“ (Klaus-Michael Kühne: "We often were the whipping boys"; paywall)
The HR Director, 15. 11. 2020 // Calling time on emotional abuse at work
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