BEST is an association that is constantly growing, 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 Madrid Carlos III is a fully voluntary association, and is a local group that is part of the European Association BEST (Board of European Students of Technology).
We are located on the campus of the Higher Polytechnic School of the Carlos III University in Leganés. The Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) is a Spanish public university located in the Community of Madrid, founded in 1989. Its motto is Seneca’s phrase “Homo homini sacra res” (“Man is something sacred to man”).
Like any organization, we have a vision, which is “empowered diversity”, which would translate to “enhanced diversity.” This diversity does not only refer to cultural diversity, but also refers to diversity in terms of work skills. Therefore, our events try to offer complementary training in many skills, such as “soft skills”, skills that are not taught at the university, such as leading a team, speaking in public, how to negotiate…
To achieve our vision , we do it through our mission, which is “developing students”. We do this, in our case, through competitions such as the Technology Debate Tournament, the Hackathon and the EBEC.