BEST Madrid Carlos III is an entirely volunteering organisation and also a local group from the european association BEST (Board of European Students of Technology).
BEST is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organization.To this day, we have more than 3500 active students. BEST is in 95 european universities, in 33 different countries. Every year, we reach 1.300,000 students with our events, competitions, courses and job fairs.
We are in the Escuela Politécnica Superior from the Universidad Carlos III in Leganés. The Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is a spanish public university located in Madrid which was founded in 1989. Its motto is “Homo homini sacra res” (“men is sacred to men”)
As every organisation, in BEST we have a vision, “empowered diversity”. This means not only cultural diversity, but also diversity regarding our skills (e.g. “soft skills”), which are not taught in the university such as teamwork, leadership, public speaking, negotiation skills…
In order to accomplish our vision we establish our mission: “developing students”. We do this through competitions as the “Torneo Técnológico de Debate” (a technological debate tournament), the Hackathon and the EBEC.