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

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

  

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

 

The Johnson
Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
Scholarship will be granted to highly-motivated
young Asian women who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability as
they develop their skills, expertise, and professional networks to solve the
most pressing issues of the day with innovative and bold solutions. The scholarships
will
cover
their tuition, room and board, healthcare, textbooks, school supplies,
and
all other educational expenses
.

 

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

 

"Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is
very 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 unique
opportunity to support the next generation of female leaders and businesspeople
in Asia," says Franz Cerwinka, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson
Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning.

 

"Asian University for Women is
delighted to have the commitment of
Johnson
Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
to increase access to higher education
for highly talented young women in Asia.
Johnson
Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
recognizes the untapped potential of
women to become business leaders and social innovators who will engage all
strata of society and promote the positive and sustainable development of the
region. By investing in students of the Asian University for Women,
Johnson
Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
has become a model of local capacity
building and regional collaboration," says Professor Nirmala Rao, Vice Chancellor
of AUW.

 

About Asian
University for Women

Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong,
Bangladesh, Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: a regional
institution dedicated to women's education and leadership development --
international in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the
people of Asia.  Students from 15
countries attend AUW. This University exists solely to support a rising network
of women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from across the region. It
seeks out women who have significant academic potential and demonstrate courage
and a sense of outrage at injustice and are empathic to the woes of other
people.  A majority of AUW's students are
first in their family to enter university; 98% of AUW's students are on full or
near-full scholarship funded by private donors from around the world.  A majority of AUW graduates find employment
in the private sector in their home countries while about 25% go on to pursue
graduate studies. AUW graduates or former students have been admitted to
Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brandeis, Surrey and a host of other leading
universities in the world. For more information, please visit www.asian-university.org.

 

About
Johnson Controls - Hitachi Air Conditioning, Inc

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
is a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as a
joint venture of Johnson Controls Inc. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. Our 16,000
employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential and
commercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations with
the most diverse range of HVAC products in the world -- from ductless solutions
to chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leading
technology and innovation.
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air
Conditioning's wide range of social responsibility activities reflect the
diversity of communities that we serve -- ranging from building schools and
toilet blocks in India and supporting orphanages in Thailand to providing
disaster relief in our home country of Japan.
For more information, visit www.jci-hitachi.com.

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