What is a BEST event for students? Throughout the year BEST organises different
activities where students from member universities get the opportunity to increase their international
experience, establish contacts, improve their English and have fun. Each BEST event is attended by 20-30
engineering students like you, who have something in common: they want to live a unique experience,
different from day-to-day school life!
BEST events are organised throughout the whole year. There are Seasonal events such
as BEST Courses, BEST Events on Education and BEST Leisure events. Moreover there are European BEST
Engineering Competition (EBEC), Local, National and Regional BEST
You can find more information about these events below:
In these events, participants attend lectures given by the university's teaching staff or by
experts from companies. At the end of the course students take an exam, which is designed to
evaluate the participants' success.
- Visit companies, industrial plants and research centres
- Take part in case studies
- Follow interesting lectures covering many different technology fields, economics, marketing and management
- Receive ECTS credits in recognised courses
A BEST Course should fulfill these general criteria: it is aimed to provide new knowledge or skills
for participants and is taught by professional people.
It is normally an optimised event
Subtypes are BEST Courses on Technology, BEST Courses on Career Related Skills and BEST Courses on Applied Engineering .
BEST Course on Technology
is a BEST Course aimed for
increasing and widening the professional knowledge in a certain field
of technology, especially concerning modern technical applications of
technology and the latest research achievements.
BEST Course on Career Related Skills
is a BEST Course
about non-technological subjects in order to develop personal skills in
topics linked with working methods, communication techniques,
marketing, economics, project and organisation management and other
such soft skills, stressing practical work.
BEST Course on Applied Engineering
is a BEST course where participants put theoretical knowledge into
practice. They have to work in different teams and solve specific time-bounded tasks, with limited resources
and make a presentation at the end about the solutions they came up with for the task.
You can find list of BEST Courses to apply in the List of season events
BEST Events on Education
BEST Events on Education are seminars that last
for about 6 days. They gather engineering students and professors from Europe with the purpose of evaluating
and finding new paths for higher engineering education in Europe.
Events on education are events where the students discuss and gather and/or distribute
knowledge on specific topics of concern for engineering students in the field of education.
This category includes events such as BACo and BSoE.
BEST Academics and Companies Forum - BACo
is an event where students, representatives of
universities and companies gather to discuss current issues related to engineering education.
BEST Symposium on Education - BSoE
is an event where students from all over Europe together
with representatives of universities gather to discuss current issues related to engineering education.
You can find list of BEST Events on Education to apply in the List of season events
BEST Engineering Competition
BEST Engineering Competitions are events
where teams of students use their technical, soft, social and communicative skills to compete in different categories:
Team Design, Case Studies, Negotiation and Debates.
Challenge your engineering skills through:
- Local BEST Engineering Competitions
- National and Regional Engineering Competitions
- European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) final
Local BEST Engineering Competition
is a local event where participants from a local university compete in teams in categories mentioned above.
National BEST Engineering Competition
or Regional BEST Engineering Competition
is a national/regional engineering competition which gathers the winners of Local BEST Engineering Competitions.
European BEST Engineering Competition - EBEC final
is an international engineering competition which gathers the winners of the
National and Regional BEST Engineering Competitions who compete in Team Design and Case Study categories.
Find out more on the List of EBEC events
You can find list of out-of-EBEC Local/National/Regional BECs in the List of local events
BEST Leisure Events
BEST also organises non-academic activities such as sailing weeks, ski-weeks, extreme sports.
These events have a higher fee and have no academic part. Only fun, fun and fun!
These are events that cannot be included in the other categories and emphasise elements of fun
and new experiences. These events may include but are not limited to:
- Outdoor activities
- Sailing and skiing meetings
- All kinds of sporting events
- Cultural events and carnival parties
You can find list of BEST Leisure Events to apply in the List of season events