Jersey City, June 11, 2012 – Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s  leading global logistics providers, has announced its academic partnership with Rutgers University’s Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science. The program coined as the Rutgers University Student Corporate Academic Partnership (RUSCAP), is designed to help foster students’ careers in logistics.

The partnership comprises a commitment to students and Rutgers University, defining a focused curriculum which melds the students interests with specific industry needs confronted by logistics managers practicing the discipline. At the completion of the third year of studies, students will enter a comprehensive summer co-op program with Kuehne + Nagel to match the focus of their final year curriculum. The goal is for graduates to enter the work force possessing leading knowledge regarding logistics principles and concepts.

“We are pleased to be part of this program to create meaningful, relevant course curricula,” said Marc Meier, Senior Vice President Kuehne + Nagel North America and corporate sponsor of the project. “Our people are our strongest asset. To support education and secure talent for the future it is important to Kuehne + Nagel to partner with one of the leading Supply Chain Management Universities in the United States.”

As a Rutgers University partner, Kuehne + Nagel will also take part in research projects, provide guest lecturers and key note speakers. Dr. Lei Lei, Professor and Chair Department of Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences (SCMMS) comments, “We are proud having secured a global leader for third party logistics and supply chain management services as a strong supporter to Rutgers SCM program. All of us at the SCMMS Department are looking forward to collaborating with Kuehne + Nagel.“

About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 63.000 employees at 1000 locations in more than 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

About Rutgers University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. More than 58,000 students from all 50 states and 125 countries choose Rutgers for their education. Rutgers SCMMS Program Ranked #3 in the U.S. by Gartner 2011.

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