The Board of European Students of Technology is a non-profit and non-political organization founded by students from the top technical universities in Europe. Since 1989, we have been supporting students in achieving their full professional potential. Backed up by an international network of BEST groups, we strive to bring high-quality services to students from all over Europe.
As interacting in an international environment becomes ever more important for future engineers, we encourage students to expand their horizon and gather experience in international teams. To this end, we organize events such as courses on technology, engineering competitions, corporate workshops, soft-skill trainings and more. By attending or helping with the organization of our events, students learn valuable skills that are not taught in classical engineering education.
We provide an environment that stimulates creativity and self-improvement, to work towards our goal of empowering diversity by developing students!
History of BEST Delft
BEST Delft is the only Local BEST Group (LBG) in the Netherlands. Even though it was founded in 2009, the relationship between BEST and Delft University of Technology stretches far back into the past. In fact, TU Delft participated in the first ‘International Week’ in Stockholm, Sweden in May 1987. This event led to the founding of BEST two years later.
It took 20 years and another trip to Stockholm to continue our story as BEST Delft. Our history starts with three TU Delft students who went to KTH Stockholm in 2008 as part of their studies. After joining LBG Stockholm and returning to Delft, they wondered why there wasn’t a BEST group in Delft. Eventually, Jasper Eijmers and Michiel Massen took the initiative and founded our LBG.
Ever since, we have been working on strengthening the links amongst our stakeholders: students, local companies and the university. We are continuously trying to improve our services and expand our horizon through local initiatives and international cooperation. We would like to invite you to accompany us on this journey!