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Fujitsu Scholarship for Global Leaders Opens for Applications

News facts:
  • Application for the Fujitsu Scholarship program titled Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge (GLIK) 2017 Fall Course is now open through to 15th March 2017, noon Japan time.
  • Kuala Lumpur City Hall senior civil engineer Rusnida Talib of the Fujitsu scholarship program for the GLIK 2016 Fall Course cohort urged women to apply, emphasizing the importance of gender diversity in the workplace.
Kuala Lumpur, February 10, 2017 – Fujitsu Malaysia today announced that Fujitsu, the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, has opened applications for the highly coveted Fujitsu-JAIMS management program titled Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge. Working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, minimum three years work experience, and strong communication skills are eligible to apply for this program, which covers tuition, airfare, housing arrangements and a living stipend for winners from 18 Asia-Pacific countries.

Last year’s Malaysian winner, Rusnida Talib from Kuala Lumpur City Hall, said that the program had not just taught her new things in the arenas of strategic management, ethnography and economics; but also given her confidence a boost.

“I was amazed with the subject content. As an engineer, my technical know-how in my field is good. But as you move further, when you become a manager or director, you will be in charge of a division, a department or an organization. This is when technical know-how becomes less useful, as the emphasis is on how to manage people, a division or department – not just administration, but financial management as well.”

Rusnida, 44, said the program had given her invaluable experience to further enhance her knowledge. She also urged for Malaysian women to apply for the scholarship, drawing from her own experiences as often the only woman on a project site.”

“In City Hall, I was the first woman engineer to work at my particular section of the department. There is still gender gap out there, so my advice to career women includes knowing and improving strengths, overcoming weaknesses, and staying positive.”

“Gender diversity is good for any business or organization because men and women have different views and ideas and this enables better problem solving. It increases diversity of ideas by introducing different perspectives and approaches. It also attracts talented people that are sensible about the issue and take into consideration gender equality policies when considering different employers. Inclusive leadership includes all stakeholders and levels in the organization, therefore increasing performance and innovation.”

Established in 1985, the Fujitsu Scholarship program provides the opportunity for people in Asia-Pacific to participate in the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program and gain best global business management practices that can be applied in their own countries and organizations. To date, the scholarship has since enabled about 500 professionals from 18 countries with practical wisdom – a skill of decision-making and acting on the spot based on the sense of common good. Through this program, participants are armed with a global perspective and local knowledge, which gives them the insights to capture the essence of a situation, exercise good judgment, and act wisely within a changing context.

Applications for the Fujitsu Scholarship program for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge 2017 Fall Course are now open through 15th March 2017, noon Japan time. Kindly visit our website for further details on the scholarship:

The selection of candidates for the Fujitsu Scholarship program is based on professional qualifications, English proficiency (for non-native speakers of English), work experience and motivation and goals as expressed in the verbal interview. A key deciding factor is also the individual's commitment to contributing to the development of their communities and home countries, as presented during the interview.

Anita Noor, Fujitsu Human Resources, said that as an industry leader, Fujitsu not only endeavored for inclusive leadership, but also diversity in all forms.

“This is evidenced in programs such as Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge, which exposes a diverse student body from Asia Pacific to a varied and detailed curriculum. Participants gain and share knowledge in finance, marketing, strategy, organizational behaviour while also studying history, philosophy and ethics to be able to evaluate any situation within the larger business, organizational and cultural context.”

The Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program is designed to be highly interactive with company visits and presentations, onsite projects, lectures, activities, and discussions, involving professors from renowned universities and successful corporate leaders.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu Asia

Fujitsu Asia was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in ASEAN and was subsequently established as the Asia region headquarters in 2014. Building on Fujitsu’s three decades of experience in the region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT-based business solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. For details, please visit:

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Date: 10 February, 2017
City: Kuala Lumpur