Equality & Diversity Office

The objectives of the EDO is to increase awareness on equality and diversity matters at the KLU by fostering the dialogue on these issues among staff, faculty and students. The EDO provides informal advice to the university administration and student services on issues related to equality and diversity and if requested will participate as an observer in any meeting, committee or activity as deemed appropriate by the relevant decision body, e.g. the President, Executive Board, Student Bodies, etc.

The EDO meets on the premises of the university every three weeks and has activated an email to deal with (anonymous) complaints and suggestions. Please contact us if you are interested in the EDO activities. Although the EDO operates collaboratively with a Committee, its representative is at the moment Michele Acciaro.

Members of the Committee


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Prof. Michele Acciaro, PhD

Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics / Director Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL)

Vice Deputy

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Prof. Maria Besiou, PhD

Professor of Humanitarian Logistics

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Jana Gruber

Student Services Manager

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Holly Hillen

Program Manager

Tel: +49 40 328707-181
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Ina Litterst

President's Office

Tel: +49 40 328707-111
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Vasileios Kosmas

PhD Candidate

You can contact the mebers of the Committee individually or write to EDO edo(at)the-klu.org. You can request that your case is dealt with confidentiality.