The Kühne Logistics University’s new Board of Trustees seeks to forge closer ties between commerce, research and politics following the start of its work last Thursday (June 1). The board includes nine managers and academics and is an advisory body to the KLU. “Establishing the new board of trustees is another milestone on KLU’s successful course. The trustees will enhance our theoretical work with entrepreneurial and academic experience and provide new impetus for developing the study courses offered here,” said Prof. Dr. Thomas Strothotte, President of KLU.
Logistics – crucial skill in the German economy
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “We have managed to gain outstanding figures with diverse expertise and experience to work on the board. Together, we will build a bridge between commerce and science.” Logistics are crucial skills in the German economy and must be reinforced with appropriate research to turn new technologies and networking into a competitive advantage, he added.
Recommendation allowing KLU to confer post-doctorate titles
The German Council of Science and Humanities has recommended giving the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) the right to confer post-doctorate titles over an initial five-year period, following the council’s meeting in spring. The Ministry for Science, Research and Equality had requested a recommendation that will likely take effect in the coming months. The right to confer post-doctorate titles is a special honour for KLU as only 13 out of 120 private universities in Germany presently have the right to train postgraduate students.
Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality, said: “I am delighted that the council has acknowledged KLU’s efforts to obtain the right to confer post-doctorate titles and has issued a recommendation to that effect. The university has deservedly earned the right to confer post-doctorate titles based on its constant, excellent work. This benefits students, young academics and Hamburg as a location of science gains repute.”
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