The Kühne Logistics University is a private research university in Hamburg, Germany. Its 21 faculty span a variety of disciplines within management and logistics with an objective to enhance knowledge, education, and outreach within and off the logistics industry and the logistics function. Within its first years of existence, KLU has been able to establish an outstanding research reputation as is apparent is relevant research rankings and in KLU’s faculty publishing in the world’s top journals of their respective disciplines.
Since its foundation in 2010, KLU has been training PhD students to become outstanding and influential academics, with research excellence and a good eye for the industry that KLU studies and serves. As the first graduates start their academic and industry careers, KLU has now obtained the full right to award doctoral degrees and is stepping up its investment in its PhD program.
KLU is hence very happy to announce the availability of 10 competitive full scholarships donated by the Kühne Foundation, for enrollment in the KLU PhD program in Logistics and Management per 1 September 2018. The Kühne Foundation is very happy and proud to donate these scholarships in view of the full recognition that KLU has received from the State of Hamburg (Germany) to grant doctoral degrees.
KLU’s PhD program is a unique program in training academics to be future thought leaders with a thorough understanding of one of the world’s most dynamic sectors. Digitization, new value-adding processes, and a need for increased sustainability along the triple bottom line have globally a major impact on corporations and society in general, and logistics and supply chain management in particular.
The PhD program is a four-year program mainly consisting of independent research under supervision by two academic supervisors of KLU’s outstanding faculty, encompassing a wide scope of social science and business disciplines. Furthermore, some coursework is required, consisting of courses taken at KLU, courses taken at our partner universities and broader networks, and relevant skills training. The course program is tailored to the specific focal research area of the student. Upon successful completion, the student will obtain the (German) degree of Doctor of Management Sciences/Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Dr.rer.pol.) or the (international) degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Admission to the program is competitive and is based on the excellence of the applicant and the match in research interest with the university’s resident faculty and match in profile with the university. Candidates with an interest in digital transformation, sustainability, and value creation in supply chains, all in the broadest sense, are particularly encouraged to apply.
To be considered for admission, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Completed or about to complete a Master degree from an accredited university with a good international reputation
- English language proficiency at a level that is equivalent to at least IELTS 6.5.
Scholarship and facilities
The KLU scholarship is 1150 euros per month, tax free. In addition, all students selected for the scholarship will be offered a (tax-free) mini-job of 450 euros per month, for which they are expected to serve as teaching assistant for a maximum of 10% of their time. KLU PhD students further receive a generous annual research and training budget of 5000 euros. The Kühne Foundation scholarship students furthermore receive a full tuition waiver. All these are for a period of four years.
Full details about the application procedure can be found here. We encourage you to apply immediately as reviews of applicants and selection of scholarship awardees will start upon receipt of the applications.