Board of European Students of Technology – is a student organization, made up of 97 of the leading technical universities in Europe. Having shared values and a common goal, we organize events which help develop students.
Who we are
BEST is a volunteering, non-profit, non-political, non-religious student organization that has been around for over 30 years. The organization was founded in Berlin, in 1992.
Our local group in Kyiv Polytechnic Institute – BEST Kyiv - is working to spread the values of the European culture.
We are all different, but when we join together, we are stronger. We value the diversity of cultures and peoples, and we act as such.
BEST helps students develop themselves, and supports them in unlocking their potential.
Our main projects
Stuck on the spot? With BEST, you can take two-week training courses at one of 97 universities in Europe. This is a chance to experience European education, learn new skills, make new friends and see the world!
⚙ EBEC engineering competitions
Not getting enough practice in university? At EBEC engineering competitions, students can creatively work at solving a technical problem, develop their prototype, learn to work in a team and compete for a chance to represent Ukraine at the final stage in Europe!Show more
💻 Hackathon INT20H
Programmers also need to figure out who the coolest is! Which is why, every year, we hold Hackathon INT20H, where participants challenge themselves and code for 20 hours on end. During this event, students have the opportunity to talk with representatives of IT companies and find a job.
Why we do what we do?
Studenthood in Ukraine is boredom! Our goal is to give students the opportunity to reap the most value and to remember their college years as the brightest in life. To achieve this, we follow our values.
We adapt easily to change. We are open to new things and we nurture the ability to be mobile and responsive.
We build relationships where people care, help and support each other. We value good relationships and teamwork.
We get enjoyment from everything we do. We value positive emotions from work and strive to make our activities enjoyable for everyone.
We strive to constantly improve our standards in everything we do.
We gain skills and knowledge through experience. We value personal development and everything we learn in practice.