What is BEST?

BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is an association in constant growth, apolitical, voluntary and non-profit.

Today, we have more than 3,500 active students. Currently, BEST is located in 96 European universities, in a total of 33 countries. Each year we reach around 1,300,000 students with our events, competitions, courses and job fairs.

BEST makes students...

Live their university life to the fullest.

Improve their skills.

Explore the world.

BEST essentials

Our 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

Our mission: Developing students

BEST creates opportunities for personal development of students and supports them in reaching their full potential.

Then, how do we achieve our mission and vision?


Our values


We build good relationships in which people help, support and care for one another.


We gain skills and understanding through experience.


We build good relationships in which people help, support and care for one another.


We enjoy everything we do.


We strive to make our activities enjoyable to everybody who is connected to them.

So, what is BEST Madrid Carlos III?

Our LBG (Local Best Group) was founded in 2005, and we have been organizing events for our fellow Universidad Carlos III de Madrid students since then. 

The events we organize include Hackathons, our local round of the EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition)…etc.

We have also organized an event called LEOE, (Local Event on Education), where teachers and students work together to come up with ideas that would improve our education system. We understand the need of growth and improvement in education, and so we hope we will be able to organize this event in future occasions. 

Each year we organize our summer course, an event in which we invite 22 students from other universities with LBGs to learn about a technological, social or scientific topic. It also offers and opportunity for them to learn about our culture and traditions.