Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Announces Scholarship Program to Support Women’s Education in Asia

September 25, 2018 - 02:29
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Announces Scholarship Program to Support Women’s Education in Asia

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has donated US$50,000to establish a scholarship program at the Asian University for Women inChittagong, Bangladesh.


CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESHMediaOutReach - September 25, 2018 - AsianUniversity for Women ("AUW") andJohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, Inc. announced today that JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has donated US$50,000 to support full scholarshipsfor students of Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. AUW isa leading international, independent university for women in South Asia that iscommitted to making world-class liberal arts and sciences education accessible towomen who aim to become leaders in their communities. Johnson Controls-HitachiAir Conditioning is a leading provider of air conditioning solutionsheadquartered in Japan.


The JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Scholarship will be granted to highly-motivatedyoung Asian women who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability asthey develop their skills, expertise, and professional networks to solve themost pressing issues of the day with innovative and bold solutions. The scholarshipswill covertheir tuition, room and board, healthcare, textbooks, school supplies, andall other educational expenses.


Johnson Controls-Hitachi AirConditioning and its family of companies carry out a wide range of socialresponsibility activities, guided by our five values of Integrity First,Purpose Led, Customer Driven, Future Focused and One Team. We are committed to doingwell by doing good and holding ourselves accountable to make the world a betterplace through the solutions we provide, our engagement in society, the way wedo business, and our commitment to protect people and the environment.


"Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning isvery excited to have the opportunity to support the Asian University for Women.We sympathize deeply with school's philosophy,spirit and aspiration to promote women's empowerment and status improvement. Being'future focused' is one of our core values, and we see this as a uniqueopportunity to support the next generation of female leaders and businesspeoplein Asia," says Franz Cerwinka, Chief Executive Officer of JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning.


"Asian University for Women isdelighted to have the commitment of JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning to increase access to higher educationfor highly talented young women in Asia. JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning recognizes the untapped potential ofwomen to become business leaders and social innovators who will engage allstrata of society and promote the positive and sustainable development of theregion. By investing in students of the Asian University for Women, JohnsonControls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has become a model of local capacitybuilding and regional collaboration," says Professor Nirmala Rao, Vice Chancellorof AUW.


About AsianUniversity for Women

Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong,Bangladesh, Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: a regionalinstitution dedicated to women's education and leadership development --international in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of thepeople of Asia.  Students from 15countries attend AUW. This University exists solely to support a rising networkof women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from across the region. Itseeks out women who have significant academic potential and demonstrate courageand a sense of outrage at injustice and are empathic to the woes of otherpeople.  A majority of AUW's students arefirst in their family to enter university; 98% of AUW's students are on full ornear-full scholarship funded by private donors from around the world.  A majority of AUW graduates find employmentin the private sector in their home countries while about 25% go on to pursuegraduate studies. AUW graduates or former students have been admitted toStanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brandeis, Surrey and a host of other leadinguniversities in the world. For more information, please visit


AboutJohnson Controls - Hitachi Air Conditioning, Inc

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioningis a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as ajoint venture of Johnson Controls Inc. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. Our 16,000employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential andcommercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations withthe most diverse range of HVAC products in the world -- from ductless solutionsto chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leadingtechnology and innovation. Johnson Controls-Hitachi AirConditioning's wide range of social responsibility activities reflect thediversity of communities that we serve -- ranging from building schools andtoilet blocks in India and supporting orphanages in Thailand to providingdisaster relief in our home country of Japan. For more information, visit