The German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has awarded the University Prize for Freight Transport and Logistics 2019 to the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart, Germany. He handed over the prize at the National Conference Freight Transport and Logistics in Frankfurt. This year’s motto for the prize was ‘Innovative Logistics’.
Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said:
“This university prize shows our support for the logistics operations of the future – with it we’re sending an important message. Thanks to highly trained experts Germany is the leading logistics location. The Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart manages to combine logistics, the environment and digitalisation in an intelligent way. The Master’s degree ‘Environment-oriented Logistics’ makes it a pioneer in the field of innovative logistics.”
The Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) issues the prize for outstanding courses at German universities in the field of logistics. This year it also came with funds of 5,000 euros for the first time. The goal is to strengthen German university courses in the field of freight transport and logistics in order to inspire young people to choose a degree in logistics.
Professor Rainer Franke, the Vice Chancellor of the University, and Professor Andrea Lochmahr, Dean, accepted the award.
This is the seventh time Germany has awarded the University Prize for Freight Transport and Logistics. Previous winners were: the University of Applied Sciences Saarland, the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, TU Berlin, the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Kühne Logistics University and the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt.
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