What is a BEST event for students?
Throughout the whole year BEST organises different activities where students of technology from member universities get the chance to complement their fields of study, discuss educational matters, learn and take their first steps into an international career, increase their international experience, set up contacts, improve their English level and have fun. Each BEST event is attended by 20-30 engineering and technology students like you, who have something in common: they want to live a unique experience, different from day-to-day school life!
You can find more information about these events below:
- Complement your knowledge in different fields of study
- Visit companies, industrial plants and research centres
- Take part in case studies
- Follow interesting classes covering many different technology fields, economics, marketing and management
- Receive ECTS credits in recognised courses
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.
A BEST Course is an optimised event and should fulfill these general criteria: provide new knowledge or skills for participants, being taught by professional people. Subtypes are BEST Courses on Technology, BEST Courses on Career Related Skills and BEST Courses on Applied Engineering.
A BEST Course on Technology aims at increasing and widening the professional knowledge of the participant in a certain field of technology about modern technical applications of technology and the latest research achievements.
BEST Course on Career Related Skills contains non-technological subjects that 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.
In a BEST Course on Applied Engineering, participants put theoretical knowledge into practice. They work in different teams and solve specific time-bounded tasks, with limited resources and present their solutions at the end.
You can find list of BEST Courses to apply in the List of season events page.
BEST Events on Education
BEST Events on Education are symposia events that last for around 6 days. They gather students of technology and professors from Europe with the purpose of evaluating and finding new paths for higher education in Europe. Read more
Events on education (EoEs) are events where the students discuss education-related topics, trying to identify problems and solutions to innovate and develop education in Europe.
EoEs are events where students, representatives of universities and companies gather to discuss current issues related to higher engineering education in Europe.
You can find list of BEST Events on Education to apply in the List of events on education.
BEST Leisure Events
BEST organises non-academic activities such as sailing weeks, ski-weeks, extreme sports, hiking events, etc. These events have a higher fee and no academic part. Only holidays, relaxation and fun!
These are events that cannot be included in the other categories and emphasise elements of fun and new experiences. In a Leisure Event students can meet the culture and the spirit of the country they are going to (history, food, traditions) and live like a local. They make allow you to practise sports and outdoor activities (from hiking and camping, to skiing or paragliding) and bring the opportunity to meet people all over Europe, make friends, learn, and discover.
You can find list of BEST Leisure Events to apply in the List of season events.