Board of European Students of Technology

Empowerd diversity

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BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a constantly growing non-profit and apolitical organisation. Since 1989, we have provided communication, cooperation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe. 95 Local BEST Groups (LBGs) in 32 countries are creating a growing, well organised, powerful, young and innovative student network. BEST strives to help European students of technology 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 each other through our academic and non-academic events and educational symposia. Learning is paramount, 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.

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

BEST Spirit

BEST Spirit is the inspiration for all our actions.
  • We seek the ability to make changes and deal with changing conditions. We are open to everything new. We value and raise the ability of being mobile and to quickly respond to changes in the environment or any other obstacles that we face.

  • We build good relationships in which people help, support and care for one another. We value good personal relations and teamwork. We focus on each person involved in our activities and in this way we create synergy.

  • FUN
  • We enjoy everything we do. We value positive emotions of the people involved in our actions. We strive to make our activities enjoyable to everybody who is connected to them. We act with passion and strive to share this passion with people around us.

  • We strive to continuously improve the standards in everything we do. We use all our creativity to enhance the way we work. This is to guarantee constant development of our actions.

  • We gain skills and understanding through experience. We value everything we learn through the experience of being involved in our activities and we strive to learn as much as possible from every aspect of our work. We value personal development and strive for an open learning community, where we have the freedom to share and develop ideas.

Our Position

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

  • We do everything out of free will.
  • We are politically neutral.
  • We attempt to make no profit from our actions.
  • We represent nobody
  • We are based in Europe.
  • We are there for European students of technology.

Our Activity

  • Core activity
  • Providing complementary education
  • Bringing a significant added value to the education provided by the universities

  • Other activities
  • Providing career support
  • Connecting students with their future employers.

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