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Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

More than 1 million international buyers, including 95 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provide Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 30 office locations and a community of more than 4 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

Israel Asia Center

The Israel Asia Center is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to building a shared future between Israel and Asia. It develops and invests in the next generation of leaders in Israel-Asia relations, who are growing dynamic networks to maximize their continued engagement and build new paradigms of cooperation.

Leaders Fellowship Program Overview

The Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship develops and invests in the next generation of leaders in Israel-Asia relations by providing Asian students studying in Israel with the high-level access, contacts, skills-set and support network necessary to build long-term, strategic partnerships with Israel through their professional careers on return to their home countries

VF Corporation

The VF success formula: Blending the art and science of apparel

VF Corporation‘s strategy begins with a passion for our products and a deep understanding of our consumers. We call it the Art and Science of apparel. Our rigorous methodology combines data-driven insights, expert execution and some of the most creative minds in the industry. The result is new products that strengthen the bond between consumers and our brands.

Fast and flexible, we are able to leverage our highly diversified global supply chain as we continuously expand our reach around the world. Today, VF is an $11 billion apparel and footwear powerhouse, with an incredibly diverse, international portfolio of brands and products that reach consumers wherever they choose to shop. With our expertise in both the art and science of apparel, we have built a sustainable base for continued long-term success.

Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university near Ho Chi Minh City in Binh Duong province. Founded in 2008, VGU is based on a close cooperation between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the German State Hessen. Within the past years the project broadened to a German-wide cooperation.

GPEM is an international program, open for students from all countries. The program prepares students for careers in international networks in the area of technology management. Rather than only focusing on business administration.

GPEM enables engineers to create systematic technological innovation combined with efficient and effective industrial business management. The curriculum of GPEM is designed for outstanding students seeking to improve their personal competence portfolio in the fields of production, management, engineering, and intercultural communication. VGU has worked with adidas group & its suppliers in Vietnam for Global Production Engineering and Management since 2013.


Developing Asia has now emerged as our largest sourcing hub where a major number of manufacturing factories locate. However, most are facing the challenge in identifying skilled people in technical and engineering fields.

To address this, The Hinrich Foundation, the adidas Group and adidas’ suppliers have formed a partnership to development the next generation of manufacturing leaders in Myanmar and Cambodia through academic scholarships and practical skills training.

The partners believe that education is key to human and economic development, and local leaders are critical to sustainable manufacturing growth in each market. Scholars will study a Master’s in Global Production Engineering and Management at Vietnamese- German University (VGU) near Ho Chi Minh City.

Adidas suppliers will provide internships and career training to help the scholars advance manufacturing excellence in the Sporting Goods industry. This ultimately helps create skilled jobs, better standards of living and education opportunities for individuals and communities.


Thunderbird School of Global Management

About the school: Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 60 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their communities and the world.

Who can apply: Thunderbird Alumni in Greater China, in cooperation with the Hinrich Foundation, awards a scholarship each year to an entering Greater China student who is dedicated to creating sustainable and inclusive prosperity. The scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Thunderbird alumni who want give the gift of a Thunderbird education to students with the potential to make a difference in the world.

Below is a list of our scholars who were apart of the Thunderbird Program:

De La Salle University

About the program: The MBA program aims to provide would-be and mid-level managers with a strong foundation in the concepts, principles, and competencies of business administration.

Who can apply: The Hinrich Foundation supports individuals from Cambodia to study at DLSU. We select mid-career managers who wish to augment their work experience with business fundamentals from a leading Asian business school.

The combination of practical experience, an MBA and their passion to help develop their country prepares them to promote sustainable global trade for the betterment of society.

Hong Kong Baptist University

About the program: The BBA curriculum provides students with core business courses, a broad-based general education and an opportunity to study a specialized business area. Furthermore, it instills a comprehensive knowledge of business and economic principles, management and behavioral science theory, quantitative and computer techniques, and language and communication skills./p>

Who can apply: Hinrich Foundation Scholars are selected from among the top students of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Upon graduation, scholars will gain practical trade-related skills as they start their careers with Global Sources.

This English-based business degree, the exposure of living in Hong Kong and supplemental work experience gives scholars a solid foundation to contribute to the sustainability of China’s impressive growth.

Tel Aviv University

About the program: Tel Aviv University (TAU) – Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, ranked in top 20 in the world in terms of scientific citations and among the top 100 universities internationally – is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

With Israel as our classroom and the Recanati Business School as our center-of-excellence, Tel Aviv’s Sofaer International MBA offers students the opportunity to prototype the skills and attitude necessary for a future whose only constant variable is change.

Via academic courses, company tours, mentoring programs, internships, conferences, project work, and lecture series, the Sofaer International MBA offers students the opportunity to engage this innovative and fast-paced business culture while living in the enticing and vibrant life of Tel Aviv.

Who can apply: New scholarships will be announced on the Hinrich Foundation website. Scholarships are awarded to talented, motivated citizen from China, who have a passion for business, innovation and international trade.

Israel Asia Center

About the program: The Israel-Asia Center is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to building a shared future between Israel and Asia. It develops and invests in the next generation of leaders in Israel-Asia relations, who are growing dynamic networks to maximize their continued engagement and build new paradigms of cooperation.

Leaders Fellowship Program Overview

The Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship develops and invests in the next generation of leaders in Israel-Asia relations by providing Asian students studying in Israel with the high-level access, contacts, skills-set and support network necessary to build long-term, strategic partnerships with Israel through their professional careers on return to their home countries.

The program is part-time and is designed to supplement students’ existing university study programs while in Israel. For further details see here.

Who can apply: The Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leaders Scholar selected for Tel Aviv University’s MBA program also qualifies for an Israel-Asia Fellowship.

Chinese University of Hong Kong

About the program: Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all corners of the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an expansive alumni network.

As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students’ perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Our eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Tsinghua Global Business Journalism

About the program: The program offers international students the opportunity to master the fine points of business, finance and economics in China. All courses are taught in English by renowned scholars and journalists who have extensive global experience. The facilities and equipment rival those of other leading journalism programs in the world. The program is full-time and spans two years of intense, fast-paced, rewarding study. Those who complete it successfully emerge with valuable connections, a rich array of opportunities and the skills to capitalize on them.

Who can apply: Working with Arizona State University, the Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to graduates of the Water Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students take their MA in Global Business Journalism in the heart of Beijing at prestigious Tsinghua University – one of the top three ivy-league institutions in China.

The academic, cultural and linguistic immersion gives scholars unprecedented insight into China and China media. All are given an internship in trade communication at one of Global Sources’ China offices.

Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

About the school: The Cronkite School is a nationally recognized professional program that prepares students for careers as reporters, editors, producers, correspondents, anchors, media managers and public relations specialists.

It is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the annual Hearst intercollegiate journalism competition, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism, finishing first in two of the past three years.

Chulalongkorn University

About the program: Aims to provide advanced training in management of key development issues, policy analysis, situational knowledge and administrative planning.

Who can apply: Hinrich Foundation’s Myanmar scholars who take the MA International Development Studies broaden their perspective of development opportunities and strategies. Through this program, they hope to help their country reintegrate into the global community and create prosperity through export trade.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business

About the program: With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyze changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China. Graduates of the programme should be able to evaluate developments in the Chinese business environment, and their impact on both domestic and foreign business organizations; identify and analyze ethical issues related to doing business in China; evaluate and be able to communicate the impact of culture on business and management practice, with particular emphasis on Sino-foreign business activities; and demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language.

Who can apply: The Hinrich Foundation encourage bright motivated Global Sources team members with a keen interest in international trade to apply for our comprehensive scholarship, skills training and career development opportunity. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. They must be fluent in English and able to meet all academic, entrance and other requirements of the university.

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