The public-benefit Kühne Foundation was established by the Kühne family in 1976 and is associated with the world renowned and global TOP 10 logistics company Kühne+Nagel from Switzerland. Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kühne is President of the Board of Trustees. The deed of the foundation specifies the following two main areas of support:
- Support for training, further education, scholarships and research in the fields of transport and logistics
- Support for medical sciences, humanitarian, charitable, and cultural projects.
Leveraging the premium and long-term gained expertise in logistics and transportation, the Kühne Foundation has been cooperating with University of Rwanda since 2017 in the area of capacity building for academic degrees in logistics and supply chain management.
The “Logistics Education – Emerging & Developing Countries” LEED-program aims to ensure sustainable high-quality logistics and supply chain education in multiple African countries. Kühne Foundation currently supports the development or revision of LSCM degree programs in eight countries in West- and East-Africa. The ultimate aim is to build self-sufficient and sustainable local education capacities.