What is BEST?

BEST (Board of european students of technology) is an apolitical, non-profit, international association in constant development. Since 1989 we provide connection, communication, cooperation, and international student exchange opportunities to European students 

We are more than 3300 members divided in 96 local groups from 34 european countries, annually, our activities impact over 1,5 million students. Not only that, but we also collaborate with other international groups such as AEGEE, bonding and CFES.

Our vision

Empowered diversity

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

Developing students

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

Our values

As university students, we hold in high regard the opportunities that allow us to grow academically and professionally

Flexibility

Flexibility

We seek the ability to make changes and deal with changing conditions.

Friendship

Friendship

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

Learning

Learning

We gain skills and understanding through experience.

Fun

Fun

We enjoy everything we do.

Improvement

Improvement

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

Our local group

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 the MEW (Madrid Engineering Week), Hackathons, and our local round of the EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition), which takes place during the MEW. 

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.