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Kühne Foundation funds Chair of International Logistics Networks at Technische Universität Berlin

Thursday, 26. March 2009

Press Release No. 77/2009

The Kühne Foundation, based in Schindellegi, Switzerland, which has already financed a number of chairs and institutes at public and private universities, expands its successful cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin to fund a new chair. The Kühne Foundation chair originates in the "Competence Center for International Logistics Networks" at Technische Universität Berlin, which has been supported by Kühne Foundation since 2005, and is headed by Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg. The new chair is aimed to extend research at Technische Universität Berlin in the field of international logistics networks and to strengthen the courses offered in degree and non-degree programs.

The chair focuses on internationalization of value networks, cooperation networks of logistics companies as well as security in supply chains. The chair complements the long standing engagement of Kühne Foundation which includes chairs at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Kühne School of Logistics and Management of Hamburg University of Technology, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, and Tongji University in Shanghai. Now, Kühne Foundation finances a total of 10 chairs in the fields of logistics research and industrial engineering and management.

The chair in Berlin is headed by Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg, aged 35. Prior to his appointment by the School of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin he was in charge of the Kühne-Center for Logistics Management at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and was a scientific assistant at the Institute of Management and Controlling headed by Prof. Jürgen Weber in Vallendar. During his time at WHU, Prof. Wallenburg was also a visiting scholar at the renowned Ohio State University in the USA. In 2004 he received the Deutscher Wissenschaftspreis Logistik (German Science Award for Logistics) from the German Logistics Association (BVL).

"We welcome Prof. Wallenburg as an excellent researcher and first-class logistics expert to be the professor at the chair funded by us at Technische Universität Berlin. Our engagement in international leading-edge research and very good teaching will benefit Germany as a location for logistics and the entire logistics industry", says Klaus-Michael Kühne, president and founder of the Kühne Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kutzler, president of Technische Universität Berlin points out: "We are glad that the long-term engagement of the Kühne Foundation enables us to enhance the top position of Technische Universität Berlin in the field of logistics. International logistics and transportation are important future fields in teaching and research at Technische Universität Berlin."

Further information on the Chair of International Logistics Networks:

Further information on the Kühne Foundation:


For further information contact

Martin Willhaus
Kühne Foundation
phone: +41 44 786 95 85
fax: +41 44 786 85 85

Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg
Chair of International Logistics Networks funded by Kühne Foundation
phone: 030/314-21215

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