During the central graduation ceremony of the University of Potsdam on 29.06.2023, Liz Wehmeier was awarded as the best student of the year for MANIA and Tomás Agustín Vellani received the DAAD Prize for outstanding achievements in studies. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, one of Germany's most prestigious scholarship organisations, the DAAD Prize is the most important honour awarded to international students at the University of Potsdam.
Tomás Agustín Vellani successfully completed his Master's degree in National and International Administration and Policy in 2020. He has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Politics, Administration and Organisation since 2021. He has also been a Senior Lecturer at Science Po Paris since February 2021. He is currently working on his PhD project The governance of digitalization in small medium-sized municipalities. His research interests include the digitalisation of administration, comparative municipal research and climate policy.