The Brandt School Graduation Prizes have been awarded for the second time on October 13, 2021. During the annual Welcome Lecture, which was attended by current and previous students, faculty, and guests of honor, four outstanding students of the Master of Public Policy batch of 2019-21 have been awarded the Graduation Prizes.
Out of 71 students who started the program in October 2019, these four recent graduates have received the Brandt School Graduation Prizes:
- The Dietmar Herz Award has been given to Kyaw Si Thu. Usually awarded for demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm, and spirit of service to government exemplified by our founding director, Professor Dietmar Herz, this year’s awardee Kyaw has shown commitment, enthusiasm, and spirit of service to society and his people in Myanmar despite the military coup.
- The Director’s Certificate Of Merit for the two best performing MPP students has been awarded to Belen Adem and Katherine Caro Ramos for their excellent academic achievements during their entire studies at the Brandt School and their MPP thesis in particular.
- The Excellence In Service And Leadership Award has been presented to Farooq Athar for his demonstrated engagement for fellow students, especially in welcoming first year students and representing the MPP and international students at the student council, and his sense of service to society through social entrepreneurship.
While only those four students have received specific awards, the Brandt School congratulates all recent MPP graduates who have successfully managed their studies under the specifically difficult pandemic circumstances.