BEST Belgrade – Board of European Students of Technology – Local Group Belgrade
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence – Rabindranath Tagore.
In November 2003, a group of young, enthusiastic people, students of engineering, had a dream. They wanted to bring Europe to Belgrade, they wanted to become part of the BEST family.
We attended numerous courses that were very well done, engineering competitions that, as was usually the case, surpassed all our expectations and countless workshops where students were given new knowledge – knowledge that later they would invest in BEST, in the best way possible.
In seven years of existence, about 700 students of University of Belgrade attended various BEST courses in Europe, and over 900 foreign colleagues visited events held in Belgrade.
Among the events organised by BEST Belgrade in the past, we would highlight:
• Job Fair for students and graduates from the faculties of technology and engineering “JobFair10 – Create Your Future!” in collaboration with the partner organisation EESTEC, visited by 5000 students, out of which 3000 left their CV in the electronic database, and where 40 companies offered job opportunities and professional trainings;
• Summer specialised course dealing with water purification – “Purify Today – Drink It All The Way” in July 2010, organised in collaboration with Veolia Waters and Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, with the participation of 24 students from all over Europe;
• Regional Engineering Competition – BalkanREC, in May 2010, where 24 students participated in two categories – Team Design and Case Study;
• Local Engineering Competition – BelgradeLEC, in April 2010, where 20 students participated in two categories – Team Design and Case Study;
• Spring Course dealing with presentation skills and argumentation – “Anything You Want – Just Convince Me!” in March 2010, organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Organisational Sciences, with the participation of 24 students from all over Europe.
All this together led to the honour that BEST Belgrade got, to organise the most significant event for all technology students of Europe, 29th Congress of European Students of Technology.
We brought Europe to Belgrade, but be sure this is not the end, and that we will continue working on what we know best – we will be BESTies.
So now, we can freely say: BEST Belgrade – Place Where Dreams Become Reality!