BEST International

About BEST

BEST, Board of European Students of Technology is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organisation. Since 1989 we provide communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe.

85 Local BEST Groups (LBGs) in 30 countries are creating a growing, well organised, powerful, young and innovative student network.

BEST strives to help European students of technology to become more internationally minded, by reaching a better understanding of European cultures and developing capacities to work on an international basis. Therefore we create opportunities for the students to meet and learn from one another through our academic and non-academic events and educational symposia. “Learning makes the master”, but the final goal is a good working place, therefore we offer services like an international career centre to broaden the horizons for the choice on the job market.

Our priority is to offer high quality services for students all over Europe. Thus, we manage to bring all the partners in the “student – company – university” triangle closer.

Identity of BEST

Vision - Empowered Diversity

People understand and respect different cultures and societies. The environment of empowered diversity supports people in applying their full potential and acting responsibly.

Mission - Developing Students

BEST helps students to achieve an international mindset, to reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and to develop the capacity to work in culturally diverse environments.

Position of BEST

BEST is a voluntary, non-political, non-profit, non-representative international association of European students of technology.

Activities

Complementary Education

Bringing a significant added value to the education provided by the universities.
For this we organise our BEST courses, engineering competitions & hackathons.

Career Support

Connecting students with their future employers.
Join one of our training sessions or take part in our mentoring program!

Educational Involvement

Increasing the awareness of students on issues related to engineering
education and improving engineering education through the input of those
students.

We discuss current topics about education at our BEST Symposium on Education (BSE).

BEST Spirit

FUN

FLEXIBILITY

FRIENDSHIP

IMPROVEMENT

OPEN-MINDEDNESS

Local BEST Groups (LBGs)

The core of BEST consists of the 85 Local BEST Groups (LBGs) scattered across Europe. They are the factories of our events and homes of our members. There can only be one LBG in each university.

The main activities of a Local BEST Group are organising and promoting international public and internal events and local activities. The latter are generally directed to students of the local university. For instance, some LBGs organise job fairs or company presentations in their universities. Since almost all BEST activities are completely free of charge, Local BEST Groups also need to do fundraising to finance these projects.

All these imply a lot of work for BEST members (or BESTies as we are called). Nevertheless, we acquire a lot of knowledge that will help us not only as future engineers, but also as European citizens. What is more, we have the opportunity to learn about other cultures, make friends all over Europe and have a lot fun.


Activities

Complementary Education

Bringing a significant added value to the education provided by the universities.

Career Support

Connecting students with their future employers.

Educational Involvement

Increasing the awareness of students on issues related to engineering education and improving engineering education through the input of those students.

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