Hamburg, Germany

Learning about Sustainability from Different Angles

when 1 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

Sustainability has become a central topic in virtually all industries today. Environmental issues such as global warming, increasing waste and pollution, depletion of natural resources, and societal issues such as health, safety, equity and fairness, challenge existing product concepts, processes and business models. Many firms struggle to understand the implications for their existing business and find it difficult to realign their business while remaining profitable and competitive. A thorough understanding of the sustainability discourse along the tripe-bottom line (financial, social, environmental) is therefore a general prerequisite for managing the modern issues that affect companies and for addressing stakeholder demands for better sustainability measurement and reporting.

For students, it is therefore essential to enter the business world well prepared through an understanding of the impact of business on the environment and society. New paradigms, theoretical concepts, skills and tools are required. Students having this knowledge at their fingertips are much sought after by firms and can become powerful drivers of sustainable change.

KLU is uniquely positioned in the university landscape as it brings together deep expertise in theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability from multiple disciplines, ranging from innovation and marketing to supply chain management, leadership, business economics, and logistics.

Our main objective for the KLU Summer School is to equip students with valuable knowledge and tools from these different disciplinary angles, while always staying focused on sustainability as the overarching business theme.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Alexa Burmester

Target group

The three-week summer school is targeted to 2nd and 3rd year Bachelor with business, economics, business informatics and business engineering background.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Fee for students from partner universities
EUR 1600: Fee for international free mover students


When registering with full application until March 15,2024 an Early Bird discount of 15% will be granted.