at the Namibia University for Science and Technology, Windhoek



Content and Goals

Efficient logistics are pivotal in gaining access to regional and international markets. Both the population and industry depend on goods and commodities being available in sufficient volume and in good time. Logistics, therefore, play a key role in the continuing economic development of southern Africa.

Building a bridge between southern Africa’s coastal region and the inner continental countries, Namibia is ideally placed for addressing logistical questions. However, the logistics industry has far from exhausted its potential and still has much more to offer. The greatest obstacles lie in the lack of logistical knowhow and a shortage of professionals.

The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) was inaugurated in May 2009 specifically to tackle this problem. This
centre of excellence aims at training logistics specialists and professionals and offer its expertise for Africa. The centre of excellence provides specialised knowledge, advises both authorities and companies alike, thereby contributing significantly to the region’s economic development.

The following services are offered by the centre:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Logistics
  • Demand-orientated in-house training and certified courses for professionals
  • Technology transfer and development of technological solutions adapted to the specific local needs


The Partners

Namibia University for Science and Technology
The Namibia University for Science and Technology (formally Polytechnic of Namibia) in Windhoek enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout southern Africa for its innovations and its focus on practical experience. The facilities and quality of teaching meet European standards. In terms of regional development, the University is internationally accredited and plays a key role in the deliberations on development in the region.

Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Flensburg University of Applied Sciences has become one of the most successful German universities in the fields of technology and industry. It covers a whole range of topics on logistics processes and systems at an advanced level. Established, disciplinary collaborations in research and technology transfer projects guarantee to deliver outstanding results. The very vivid and reliable partnership with the Polytechnic of Namibia exists already since 2003.



Namibian German Centre for Logistics
University of Applied Sciences
3 Haydn Street
Private Bag 13388
Windhoek, Namibia

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Centres of African Excellence
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn, Germany



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