What is a BEST event?
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 courses page.
BEST Symposia on Education
BEST Symposia 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.
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 Symposia on Education to apply here.