Meet BESTies from all around the world, gain superpowers in technology and visit a wonderland.

Overview

Dacă ai visat cândva să fi student la o universitate din Europa, atunci Cursurile BEST sunt o oportunitate perfectă și la îndemână pentru tine! Să faci o săptămână de studii la una din cele mai dezvoltate universități ar putea să fie aventura studenției tale!

9 August - 19 August 2019

Aachen, Germany

Don't Let Me Down ft. Bridges

Can you imagine living without Bridges?

How difficult would it be to move around the world if it wasn’t for them?

In our course, you will discover the BEST of German engineering and technology. We will cover all you need to know about bridge construction and stability - from materials through planning and design to construction and why bridge disasters happen (as well as how to avoid them).

There is no bridge in Aachen, but Aachen itself is a bridge - our city is the meeting point of 3 countries, making it one of the most diverse places in Germany. Here you will find stunning historical sights to explore, a beautiful cathedral and our chocolate factory, which will make your trip even sweeter. Meet amazing people, taste our delicious Printen and Wurst (but not together) and have a nice cold German beer with us.

What are you waiting for? Kickstart your summer and become a part of Don’t Let Me Down ft. Bridges together with 21 other like-minded students from all over Europe! Apply now!

9 August - 19 August 2019

Aalborg, Denmark

Are you ready to r'IoT'?

Are you ready for an Aalborgsome time and tick off one the cities on NY times ‘52 places to go in 2019’?
Then you should totally apply to come to “Are you ready to r’IoT’?” in Aalborg!

During the academic part of this course on IoT (Internet of Things) prototyping you are introduced to the IoT world.

The course is project oriented. In other words, you will
During the social part of the summer course, you will be introduced to the secrets of why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world (hint, it might have something to do with hygge), our delicious food, and maybe learn a secret or two about our love for Pandas.

Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy 11 amazing days in the ‘Paris of the North’ and get to know our wild viking party heritage and funny language.

Don’t be shy, just apply!

And stay PANDA!

17 July - 26 July 2019

Almada, Portugal

Fantastic StartUps and How to Build Them

Imagine that you have a great idea. Imagine that you want to build something meaningful around that idea. How do you sell it?
How do you get a team to work alongside you on your dream? How do you StartUP?

Learn from people that know how to sail in these seas so that you know how to jump-start your projects, how to fundraise and promote, learn financial tips and everything you’re looking for to wonder others with your ideas.

Build your company, make your own rules, you can BE the BOSS of yourself!

Come to Almada, here you will taste Portuguese Cuisine, enjoy our lovely weather and beautiful beaches, have tons of fun and meet a lot of new people while learning about our culture.

We solemnly swear we are up to something good!

23 August - 2 September 2019

Antalya, Turkey

Lord of the Data: The Return of the Technology

Oh, what a nice bikini! After all, the summer is on the way. The card number:... Expiry date:... CVC:... aaand... GO! Wait.. WHAT DO YOU MEAN 999€ IS CHARGED!!! No, I didn't buy a chicken in Zambia! How is that even possible? I just gave my credit card details. Oh no, they wouldn't... When those thieves got advanced in technology this much. I'll never trust digitals again.Or I could go to the police.. Ehm, an unforgettable course or the police... The Course... The Police.. Oh here is the apply button.

Now, we are inviting you to take a one step above and carry everything to Antalya.
As we have the chance to surround you with the beautiful mediterranean scenery, we’re now eager to let you meet with this developing concept of digitalization, trust building strategies for data analysis, challenges and opportunities created by new technologies and after the digital transformation, how this change affect our lives.

Come and join us for this experience of Turkish hospitality with amazing parties and activites, and return back with the most amazing journeys that you will have!

13 July - 22 July 2019

Athens, Greece

Plato's Symposium Vol II: Diversity

Imagine you are sitting on a cloud, surrounded by gods and goddesses, golden sunwaves that make your tan fabulous and a peaceful atmosphere. Yes, you are in Athens!

For 10 days, you will get to work together with other students like you and professors or other experts on making a change in Higher European Education, by discussing and bringing ideas to the table regarding Diversity in STEM, sharing your experiences and dreams and having fun like the old gods did back in the day, all in one place - the BEST Symposium on Education in Athens! Every outcome of the topics and issues that are tackled during the event will be transmitted to relevant institutions, for them to use it and improve higher education for everyone, so put on your thinking hat and come with us!

Sounds good? Then, what are you waiting for? Book your flight, pack your bags (don’t forget the swimming suit!) and get ready for an unforgettable experience that this event has prepared for you!

23 August - 31 August 2019

Aveiro, Portugal

Lights, Camera, educACTION

Are you ready for the greatest 9 days of your summer?

Don't miss this opportunity and join like-minded students from across Europe to tackle real problems in Higher European Education along with professors and other experts! The BEST Symposium on Education in Aveiro will empower you to come up with ingenious ideas, discuss solutions, share your experience, and have your voice heard in the effort to improve diversity in STEM. Every outcome of the addressed topics will be transmitted to relevant entities to ensure a better higher education for everyone.

This will be wrapped in the amazing sunny city of Aveiro.

Aveiro, also know as Portuguese Venice, is a city full of canals, bridges, and painted boats called “moliceiros”. Due to its proximity to the sea, Aveiro also contains beautiful beaches and is home of the tallest Lighthouse in Portugal. You can also enjoy some of Aveiro’s tasty sweets such as “ovos moles” and “tripa”.

Caught your attention? Take educACTION and join us for this unforgettable experience!

11 July - 20 July 2019

Belgrade, Serbia

You are what you eat

Heey there!

We’ve all heard so many times that “we are what we eat”.

So have you ever really asked yourself, what are you then?

Are you hungry for food? Or even better, hungry for science?

Doesn't it sound amazing to travel, meet young people from all around Europe, who are gastronomy lovers just like you, try amazing Serbian food that will (we promise) steal your heart and, at the same time, make one of the best memories of your life?

We believe that at least one of your answers is yes! Well, you're on the right track! We give you the chance to start this amazing journey and make your 2019 summer unforgettable!

You'll learn everything about food processing, fermentation, toxicology and quality! You are going to find out things you have never thought of before, and you will definitely think twice whenever you sit in front of your meal!

One of the main things that Serbia is known for, and the reason that people are coming back, is our tasty traditional cuisine, awesome nightlife and cheerful people. But don’t just listen to us, come and see for yourself!

14 July - 23 July 2019

Brasov, Romania

Promotion Rhapsody. Is this the real Start-up?

re you interested in learning how to promote a start-up ?

This summer you get the chance to learn all about it from top professors at Transylvania University of Brasov.

The course provides an introduction to the creativity world. The course covers concepts in basic branding analysis, the elements of online communication, the main goals of a start-up and how to make your voice heard through the crowd.

What else?

This amazing course takes place in Brasov, also known as "probably the BEST city in Romania" for its incredible sights, rich history and friendly and welcoming locals. Situated in the famous Transylvania, the land of Dracula, surrounded by mountains, it surely is the BEST place to mix up learning about an interesting topic, with thousands of opportunities to have fun, discover amazing places, new friendships at every step.

I bet we've caught your attention, so start making plans for this summer, apply to this awesome event, and let us help you create unforgettable memories in what will probably be the BEST summer of your life. So what are you waiting for?

1 July - 11 July 2019

Bratislava, Slovakia

Engineer's power play: the carbon combat

Clean Energy for All Europeans is an EU legislative program based on the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Convention on Climate Change.
The program brings various measures aimed at the climate change combat. It sets new energy targets, enables all Europeans to generate their own electricity and does push on the Member States to shift their energy needs towards greener technologies.

Stabilization of the environment and meeting the EU goals will require completely new approach towards the electricity generation and the power engineering sector as such. Energy efficiency, broad implementation of renewable energy sources, nuclear energy and rapid research and development in energy storage will be a must.

Therefore, the educational and research priority of the European technical universities should be a creation of a suitable environment for young engineers with revolutionary ideas.
The Engineer's power play is here. Join the Light side in the carbon combat!

1 July - 11 July 2019

Brno, Czech Republic

Engineer's power play: the carbon combat

If you want to share your opinion and experience to make STEM education more diverse while

... being in the middle of Silicon Valley of Central Europe

... visiting the most beautiful city in the Czech Republic

... tasting different types of world famous Czech food and beers

... and finding out what Design in the title of this course stands for

Just apply now for the BEST Symposium on Education ""STEM Wars: The Design returns!"" and

come to visit our lovely and beautiful city, learn more, and improve your education with our

experts from the Brno University of Technology. We will provide you fun,

great parties and interesting trips! You will meet new people, make new

friends and simply have the BEST time of your summer.

The Dragons from BEST Brno are waiting for you.

5 July - 13 July 2019

Brussels, Belgium

Gamify Your AI: The Legend Of Brussels

Snowball fights and snowmen are fun! But after the long cold and snowy days, one begins to long for sunny days and warm weather, in other words, summer! We all know what that means: having time to enjoy the pleasures of life… and if you’re someone who loves to play video games (I mean, who doesn’t?) this course is for you! Have you ever wondered what the magic behind games like Fortnite, Mario Kart or Fifa is? And in addition, what the possibilities offered by Artificial Intelligence are? Well, if that is the case, it’s time to pack your bags and fly directly to the heart of Europe.

Be ready to expand your mind through a world full of games and artificial intelligence, we will take you through unsuspected places and aid you to create a project that you had never imagined before. There will be 9 incredible days full of new ideas and new concepts… and hey! We are in Brussels! So there will also be waffles, chocolate and of course, our worldwide famous Belgian beers! Don’t let anyone tell you how the nightlife at the capital of Europe is, where all nationalities get together and share unforgettable moments, come to experiment it yourself! Because life is to be lived and enjoyed, since, unlike video games, there is no reset button.

1 July - 11 July 2019

Bucharest, Romania

Fantastic BOTs and how to build them

Take a few minutes and let’s play together a game of perspective. Today is an ordinary day and you have to get done many things on your to-do list. Your best friend’s birthday is next week and he wants a new pair of headphones. And you’d better go shopping - remember about the grocery list your mother gave you? Don't worry! Take a seat, grab some popcorn, turn on Netflix and count on Robotic Process Automation to carry out the boring tasks. Meanwhile, your software robots will pick the best deal on headphones and do the online shopping for you. Just don’t get too captivated by the show - you’ll have to open the door to get the shopping bags when the order arrives.

Such a day is closer to the world we live in than you could possibly imagine.
It might sound like magic, but take a chance and apply to our course! You will learn how to get rid of tedious tasks so you can save time. You will gain insight and experience from the field through exciting company visits and engaging workshops. Chances are you will be so fascinated with those working methods that you will apply them in ways you’d never expect.
Together with other like-minded students you will get to know the real culture behind the face of Dracula and make long-lasting memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

10 July - 20 July 2019

Chania, Greece

Star Wars: Drones vs Satellites

Space remains vast and unexplored, so does our Earth system. It would take ages to explore them without the current technology. But what technology do we exactly use to monitor and observe Earth and assist our everyday activities from one end to another?

During this course, we will explore ways of observing Earth and making our everyday life easier, using drones and the bigger outer space drones we call satellites!

Apart from all of this amazing technology mentioned above along with the valuable knowledge you are going to gather during the academic part of the course, do we really need to mention what Chania has to offer as well?

Do you really want to miss this amazing opportunity to feel the warmth of the Greek sun, get lost in the infinite blue of the Mediterranean sea, experience first handed the true Greek hospitality and become one with the Halara spirit?

If not, we are waiting for you in one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of Greece!

We will give you an advice, apply now for Paradise!

22 July - 31 July 2019

Cluj Napoca, Romania

Life in Electric Land

Have you ever been curious to find out how energy is produced in a hydro-electric power station and why dams were built for?

You are about to begin reading about our new adventure. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought. Now it is all about the ENERGY.

We are looking for someone to share an adventure with. Join us this summer in Electric Land and get an insight into the field of electrical energy. Wait, do you know where it is located? Exactly, it is in the Heart of Transylvania, the place where no garlic grows, all the vampires are living and the Electric Castle festival takes place.

Let’s meet and discuss with our University’s research groups in the field of energy and find solutions to simplify real world problems. We planned super interesting things for you, like superconductivity and how superconducting technologies strive to enter the energy market and produce a long awaited - Energy Revolution.

Don’t miss the chance to be electrified with students from all around Europe and achieve great results together. Come and charge your batteries in Romania’s beautiful nature and learn new things in this field.

Wait no more and send us your letter!

20 July - 31 July 2019

Coimbra, Portugal

The Science of a Smart Toaster

Nowadays the day to day routine as well our lives are getting more and more automatized, that thanks to some of the great developments of our century like Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.

Since that the mobiles play a major role in our lives, the power to control everything with them, from the heating systems in our houses to the performance of our company simplifies everything in our life. This is allowed thanks to IoT, and Industry 4.0 or smart houses are applications of this new network.

Until now, we have worked with Internet which is a computer network, but IoT is the “new internet” connecting from our toaster to our alarm system, or the lines of production in factories.

With this course, you will have the opportunity to build your basic system controlled by your phone, and you will also have the opportunity to learn the basics behind this technology.

What are you waiting for? Coimbra is waiting for you!

29 June - 8 July 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

What the HACK? - Introduction to Cyber Security

Have you ever wondered what all this discussion about cyber security is about?

Heard about massive hacking attacks and though: Whoa, how could that happen?

Do you want to see the #1 city to visit in 2019?

Have you ever wondered why Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world?

If the answer to all these questions is "YES!!", then look no further! This course is the one that you should apply for.

We are inviting you to Copenhagen to get a broad introduction into cyber security! How are hackers able to break into our systems? How can we protect ourselves? You will be learning about approaches to prevent cyber attacks from happening and hear first hand experiences from experts in this area.

Apart from learning about all the fascinating things, you will learn and experience Danish "hygge", a magical feeling that has no English translation, get to know more about Vikings, their history and heritage and form memories and friendships that will last a lifetime! Apply now!

3 June - 12 June 2019

Erlangen / Nürnberg, Germany

FrankenstAIn - it's alive!

About 200 years ago, a monster was born in the hills of Bavaria... The famous Dr. Frankenstein might not have been from Franken himself, but we ‒ the local BEST group of Erlangen, his loyal descendants ‒ have taken it upon ourselves to continue his work and take over the world!

For several years, we've been searching for the long lost laboratory of Dr. Frankenstein, where the secret of Artificial Intelligence (AI) lies. In the last year, our crazy and courageous scientists have finally found his hideout. Now, we need your help to decrypt our findings and be able to conquer the world!

Erlangen is not only the base of the secret lair of Dr. Frankenstein, but also the home of one of the oldest Beer fests in Germany. Furthermore, this area has the highest density of breweries in the country, amazing lakes, and beautiful hills.
The BEST place to enjoy the summer, right?

But don’t get too distracted, if you want to find all of FrankenstAIn's mysterious secrets, the headquarters of Siemens are also located in our city ‒ one of the leading companies in the field of AI.

7 July - 16 July 2019

Gdansk, Poland

Graphical Rhapsody

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Either way, you can let your brain transfer your thoughts and turn them into graphics, which is precisely what this course is about. If listening passively to lectures isn’t your dream, BEST Course on Applied Engineering will suit you perfectly! More than 50% of classes will put your knowledge into palpable effects. As mentioned earlier, we concentrate on practice rather than theory, so be prepared to use your practical skills to create amazing graphics on advanced level!

Join us on this once in a lifetime adventure, discover what's within you and let the creativity take control over you. Expand your portfolio by creating a range of innovative graphics while our experienced teachers mentor you. Sounds like something you’d be interested in? That’s not all we have to offer!

You will be able to experience it all in Gdańsk, one of the most beautiful and intriguing cities of Poland. You’ll sunbath on our sandy beaches, savour the taste of our local cuisine and get to know the unique subculture of Gdańsk! All of that alongside your future best friends from all over Europe accompanied by BESTies from Gdańsk.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity and join us! The memories are just waiting to be made. <3

3 July - 12 July 2019

Ghent, Belgium

How to run on water?

There is a good reason people call our planet ‘the blue planet’, 70% of it is covered with water! Could it be that using this huge area of oceans as a big power plant is the ultimate way to get rid of polluting fossil fuels or nuclear power plants?

Come aboard and join us in the beautiful city of Ghent to explore the possibilities of wind energy, tidal energy, wave energy, ... through a series of interesting classes and labs.

On our adventure we will of course anchor from time to time to explore the medieval history of Ghent and the Belgian culture, traditions and specialities!

Even if you suffer seasickness, your captain hopes to meet you this summer to join his crew and help us in our quest to energy, blue energy!

11 July - 21 July 2019

Gliwice, Poland

Urbanize me till I can get my architecture

Have you ever wondered what is going on in the academic streets during the holidays, when there are no students hurrying up to their classes?

While arranging LEGO or playing The Sims, have you been fascinated by the opportunity to build your own housing estate or even a city?

If you want to learn how to give a new life to a student space during your holiday time, this course is just for you!

Come to us to spend some good time and make unforgettable memories with people from around Europe. In Gliwice you will meet people who may become your best friends forever. Not only we will greet you with bread and salt, as all Poles do, but we will also treat you with dumplings and bigos. You will not be bored with us.

Don’t hesitate and apply now!

8 July - 19 July 2019

Iasi, Romania

How I met your Website

Do you want to discover the beginnings of the internet and the first website? Would you like to know how the ropes are pulled behind the curtains of an interface? Have you ever thought why does a website look the way it does? Wouldn’t it be nice if you found more about this in a city that has 6 centuries of history?

Then ”How I met your Website” is the perfect place to satisfy your curiosity. Why?

We can offer you a great environment to learn the basics of a modern site that satisfies the current market requirements.

Iasi is one of the biggest IT hubs in Romania and at the same time a city of great architectural beauty.

Just like the buildings in Iasi your site will have a sturdy structure made with HTML, a beautiful CSS facade, a road done in PHP that leads you to the MYSQL city.

If you don’t know what those are you can discover all these things alongside 22 other persons from all across Europe, in 12 amazing days. And why not, maybe you will find out How I met your Website?

17 June - 27 June 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

Roll Me Like One of Your Kebab

Have you ever tried baklava or magical Rakı?

Have you ever wonder why kebab is so famous, even in Europe?

Do you want to decide if the rumors about Turkish cuisine is right? Or the rumors about Turkish hospitality?

So why don’t you come and see more about Turkish cuisine and tradition, in the great metropol Istanbul which hosted many empires and cultures for centruies.

Discover the glamorous city of Istanbul, pass through the official border between Asia and Europe.

You will witness both a 3000 years old history and a modern metropolitan with business, party, shopping and gastronomy districts in the same city!

Get ready for greatest summer adventure of your lifetime.

2 July - 9 July 2019

Istanbul Bogazici, Turkey

Stranger MarkeThings

I have a great idea for you:
Spending a week in Istanbul (2nd-9th July 2019) with amazing people, having amazing parties and getting golden-valued information about one of the most popular and essential topics of business: "Branding and Marketing".
We invite all BESTies to join us in our magnificent course to get all these unforgettable memories in the 5th largest city in the world, the capital of many civilizations, where the continents meet: Istanbul!

This course is going to improve your skills, provide a huge amount of information and give all the tactics relevant to branding and marketing.
This course is for EVERYBODY because we definitely want every BESTie to have a comprehensive knowledge of the area of opportunities, the area which enables you to have a desirable career.

16 June - 24 June 2019

Istanbul Yildiz, Turkey

They C me programming, they lovin’

Are you interested in writing your own game?

Ever wondered what are those sacred words that moves a robot’s arm?

Have you ever heard of Windows, Linux or Mac?

Well, BEST Istanbul Yildiz invites you to explore the language written behind your desktop wallpaper, learn the magic of programming in Istanbul: a beautiful city lays down on two continents.

In the course, you will have the chance to learn a programming language that is called C. Besides being commonly used and considered as the base of all advanced languages, C is unbeatable when it comes to speed of execution performance. There is a wide range of areas where C can be used such as microprocessors, artificial intelligence, image and video processing, robotics, financial softwares, programming games etc. When it comes to C, it is possible to program everything you want or you can think of that the machine is capable of.

Don’t you think, it is time to manipulate and play with bits and bytes?

The course "They C me programming, they lovin'" offers you to spend 9 days in Istanbul with its history, culture, delicious food along with awesome companionship. If you are brave enough to code, you know where the apply button is.

3 July - 15 July 2019

Leuven, Belgium

The name is I, A.I.

Want to understand what’s actually under the hood of the recent Artificial Intelligence revolution? Feel like getting inspired by all of the fields and industries AI is having an impact at the moment? Want to know how to prepare when singularity comes and the robots take over the world?

Well then, we have good news for you.

For all of those questions (except maybe the last one), you can come find out the answer in the lovely city of Leuven, Belgium!

Between the 3rd and 15th of July, we’ll be teaching you the basics of AI through lectures and hands-on exercises, showing you how it’s used in practice through company visits, and giving you both technical, economical and ethical perspectives on this disruptive technology.

Besides that, you’ll have the chance to experience Leuven’s cosy charm, its delicious waffles and of course its excellent beers at the ‘longest bar in Europe‘! Even better, given Belgium’s limited dimensions, we’ll have the chance to explore some of the prettiest other cities in the country to give you the full Belgian experience.

9 July - 18 July 2019

Liège, Belgium

Root for deep learning

Let's help our computers understand this world!

That does not make you afraid, right? In a world in which computers beat humans in an always growing number of situations, we want you to take the side of the machines!

You will follow a series of theoritical and practical sessions that will teach you the basics of deep learning.

All this will unfold in Liège, major city of the south of Belgium and home to the most friendly Besties! We will even give you Belgian fries!

Don't be shy, just apply!

10 July - 17 July 2019

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Root for deep learning

Have you ever wondered how genome editing works?

Are you willing to look into the present and future of its application?

Do you want to know what all the fuss with GMO crops is about?

If you want to learn even more about that in the company of fluffy people in the Green Capital of Europe 2016 (yes, we still brag about it :D) keep on reading because THIS is your opportunity to have the BEST Summer experience!

Our amazing Summer Course will be focusing on applying genome editing in many organisms and show you the possibilities that it provides. From application in medicine, genetically modified organisms, reproduction, and much much more. This field is constantly improving and we would love to be the ones to present it to you.

Apart from attending interesting lectures, lab work, and company visits, you will get a chance to discover secret places and tourist attractions the best possible way -- with students living in Ljubljana. You will also get a chance to see the beautiful nature Slovenia has to offer, all in the company of 21 other students from all around Europe that share the same idea of what a perfect week in summer looks like!

This is all the information you get for now, we won’t spoil it too much. But if you are excited to come, apply now and see for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you!

4 July - 13 July 2019

Lodz, Poland

The Lord of The Factories : The Four Industries

*Frodo Baggins singing*

*Emotional flute in the background*

Hello, it’s me

I was wondering if after all this years you’d like to meet

To come over, learn a thing

They say the time supposed to teach ya,

But it ain’t done much teaching

Hello, can you hear me?

I’m in Poland and I am dreaming about who we can be

When we are industrial and quick

I’ve forgotten how it looked like before the Industry 4.0 appeared

There’s such a difference

Between past and what we have now

Hello from Polaaaand

The country of pierogi and fuuuun

I’m sorry to tell you but you are breaking my heart

If you still hesitate whether to apply

Hello from the industry’s hoome

The lord of factories wanna see you coome

I’ve heard the rumors that you shall not pass

But it doesn’t matter, it should not discourage you

Anymore

*softly weeping*

I’ve heard that one does not simply say „no” to Frodo. So don’t break his heart.

Come to Łódź and get some knowledge about Industry 4.0.

We guarantee you great time and a lot of practise during the course.

You won’t regret it.

Choose fun.

Choose experience.

Choose Łódź.

2 July - 12 July 2019

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Biom3Dical: are you ready to be IMPRESS'ed ?

Psst.. Hey you! Yes you! Have you heard of 3D printing? Yes? Well, who hasn’t... I’ve got something even better in my pocket, wait for it…

… There it is! “BIOMEDICAL METAL 3D printing!!” Isn’t that a thing? Oh.. so now I have your attention, wanna hear more about it ?

I know a guy…

He’s organising a Summer Course next summer in early July! He told me that he is connecting metal 3D printing to some biomedical applications, which makes it even more exciting, don’t you think?

‘Cause, not only can you learn about metal 3D printing, but you can even get to see where and how it can be useful in a fast growing field !

And I know a place…

It’s called Louvain-la-Neuve. I know, the name may sound weird, but trust me on this: it’s the BEST place you’ll ever go to! Louvain-la-Neuve is in the heart of Belgium.

What?! You’re still hesitating?! Okay look… Belgium… a.k.a. BEST Fries! a.k.a. BEST chocolate! a.k.a. BEST beers! You’re not just gonna let that opportunity go away, right? I also heard the guy’s even planning to go on a Weekend Trip!

So what more can I say... if you want to: learn all the aspects of metal 3D printing and how to apply them to biomedical, learn about the Belgian unique way of partying, visit Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels and other parts of Belgium, eat loads of the best “french” fries in the world, the belgian ones, eat the best chocolate on Earth (we know you want it too), meet the crazy wonderful people of Louvain-la-Neuve

Then don’t hesitate anymore because this course is made for you!

6 June - 13 June 2019

Lund, Sweden

They tried to make me go to rehab, I said Lund Lund Lund

What do you call a blind Swedish kid in a wheelchair? By his or her name of course. In Lund we take care of our disabled people! How you say?

Rehabilitation engineering may be as simple as making observations of how everyday tasks are performed and making accommodation to prevent further injury or discomfort. During this course you will learn how different kinds of products can make the day easier for people with disabilities. With access to our workshops, 3D-printers and VR-lab you will get the chance to design and test your own prototypes which can be used to make life easier for those in need. Lund is the center of innovation!

What? You thought IKEA was the only thing in Sweden? Get ready for the full Swedish experience! Does hiking, midsummer parties, authentic Swedish sauna and an exclusive Nobel dinner sound interesting? Join us in Sweden’s city of students and vikings for an amazing course and life time experience! What are you waiting for?!

7 July - 16 July 2019

Lviv, Ukraine

Da Vinci's kids

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

- Leonardo Da Vinci

Want to discover architecture in a city whose buildings are a testimony of European history?

Want to understand how graphic design works in the modern world?

Then join our course and its two topics, making it twice as interesting:

Architecture and Design!

Discover Lviv, the cultural capital of Ukraine, and the impact of different European architectures on the city. Several important kingdoms of Europe contributed to the making of Lviv as we know it today. The numerous nationalities who lived in Lviv (Jewish, Polish, Lithuanian, Armenian, Austrian) strongly impacted its architecture.

In parallel to these classes on architecture, you will also discover what function a designer takes in modern society. What are the processes inherent to design thinking, how to improve user experience with visual design, ...

But the course will not be only about lectures and workshops:

To truly understand the atmosphere of Lviv, we will walk through old paved streets, full of aromas of coffee or chocolat, as restaurants and cafes also belong to the uniqueness of Lviv.

Numerous attractions, monuments and pubs are waiting for you!

So, are you ready for your BEST summer???

13 July - 22 July 2019

Madrid, Spain

I don't wanna be an American IoT

The world we live in is in constant change, the population is growing, welfare state demands new necessities. That is why Technology needs to be adapted to people.

This summer, BEST Madrid will offer a BEST Course on Technology designed to extend and improve your knowledge in the INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT), you will be at the forefront of a cutting-edge technology that will allow momentous improvements in production systems, logistics and our daily lives.

Would you like to learn the fundamentals of IoT? In this course you will be able to learn the principles needed to create IoT devices, the communication standards and the wide amount of applications these devices have. A debate about the impact Iot will have in people’s privacy and security will be a the center of this course.

And as you become leaders in the development of these new services that aim to make people’s lives easier, you will also fall in love with the beautiful city of Madrid. May we mention the delicious Spanish food you’ll be served, the Spanish parties with the BEST spirit and our amazing sangria.

What are you waiting for? If you like all of the above, you want to learn about this ever-growing technology and you want to meet extraordinary people, this is the course for YOU!

29 June - 8 July 2019

Madrid Carlos III, Spain

AbracaDATA: be a BIG DATA wizard.

Have you ever tried to understand the magic behind the BIG DATA?

Have you ever thought about becoming a student of Hogwarts School of Data-Witchcraft and Data-Wizardry?

If that’s the case, this is your course!

The goal of this course is to provide a general view about how Data Science is shaping companies nowadays. The student will learn about the basic concepts behind Data Science and how it is applied in very different domains, about the lifecycle of data-driven decisions, technological trends and how Data Science teams are shaped.

What is behind the data-spells we are going to learn?

- Background: basic concepts on maths, statistics, computing

- The data journey: the lifecycle of a Big Data project

- Big Data technologies and trends

- Data-driven companies

- Data profiles in the job market: data analyst, data engineer, data scientist

Not only spells but potions and driving a nimbus 2000 is shown on this course.

But that is not all, because all these activities will be done in the capital city of the country which invented tapas, long siestas and many other things that you will be able to experience yourself when you come to Madrid.

Don’t you hesitate to apply right now… unless you want be a muggle.

29 July - 6 August 2019

Messina, Italy

BMD - Basics of Motorcycle Design

In every child dream there is a motorcycle; maybe in a movie, maybe in a cartoon, maybe a real one. Now is the time to make your dream come true and design your own vehicle. Join us in this wonderful course by the coast of one of the most beautiful island of the Mediterranean sea, just the right place to ride your bike.

In this course you will learn the dynamics principles of a motorcycle, Ranging from shock absorbers to tires and brakes. Our aim is to instruct students on the basic concepts of motorcycle and vehicle design, leaving them with a strong base of knowledge in the highly-specialized field of the automotive industry.

This course will be organized with the collaboration of the most important professors of the Mechanical Engineering faculty from the University of Messina, and intends to train a motivated audience of 20 selected students of Aerodynamics , Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

21 July - 28 July 2019

Nis, Serbia

A Blockchain Reaction

Did you know that on the 17th of December 2017 one bitcoin was worth $19,783.06? You might be thinking how can something like that, something that doesn’t even physically exist, be worth that much?

Bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies work on the basics of Blockchain. Blockchain is an ever growing trend in the IT industry which has made anonymous transactions possible and the tech community is now finding other potential uses for this technology.

One of the most exciting aspects of blockchain technology is that it is entirely decentralized, rather than stored in one central point. Decentralization means the network operates on a user-to-user (or peer-to-peer) basis. Some experts from the industry have even openly said that they believe blockchain is the future of the internet and that one day we may find ourselves paying for our groceries using it.

This BEST Course will give you the chance to take a look at distributed systems and alternative consensus mechanisms, as well as cryptoeconomics and then move on to the fundamental applications of bitcoin and blockchain technology.

Blockchain is evolving every day and being used more and more, so if you want to be involved in this blockchain-based future, do not hesitate, apply and come visit Nis this summer.

8 July - 15 July 2019

Podgorica, Montenegro

Be an Iron Man among the machines

Robots today are making jobs easier, hoovering our floors, building cars and entertaining us in films.
If you are interested in robotics and if you what to take a glimpse on what’s going on in the robotics world then this course is definitely a chance for you!
You won’t require a soldering iron, but you’ll explore and learn about the basics of robot design.

After every lesson comes an enjoyment and what can be promised is for sure a lot of beautiful places to see and experience.
Podgorica and Kotor are waiting for you to discover every single spot that hides fun and beauty!

23 July - 3 August 2019

Porto, Portugal

How I Met Your City

Hey you!

Do you know how your city is actually developing?

How a city uses its resources to evolve and change?

Now you have the chance to learn how your city is changing right before your eyes!

Come learn how your city’s metabolism works, as you investigate the biophysical interaction between a society and its environment. By accounting for resource use (energy, materials, land and water) and outputs to the environment, and linking these with social, economic and technical parameters, learn the metabolism of a city and how it works!

In this 12-day experience, you will also be able to enjoy the amazing city of Porto, make new friends from all around Europe and taste our delicious Francesinha and Porto Wine!

17 August - 26 August 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

Your Heartbeat Is On My CZECHlist

How is it possible that the doctors can see what's inside you without cutting you open? How do they heal you just with power of light? How can you provide healthcare to the patients that are miles and miles away?

What if we told you that you can learn all this cool stuff and much more in the heart of Europe, Awesome Prague?! You are going to explore this beautiful city "of the hundred spires". Discover its pulsating nightlife and unique historical atmosphere.

Our course will take you through the basics of medical instrumentation for diagnosis and treatment of several health issues. At the same time, you will get to explore the astonishing world of telemedicine and eHealth that will transform the future of healthcare. We will also connect you with Czech biomedical companies with international reach, so you will see everything in practice. It is our goal to show you the endless possibilities and opportunities for engineers in the medical environment. If you desire to gain great knowledge about the biomedical CZECHnology and learn to do your own medical CZECHup, come to our awesome course!

30 June - 7 July 2019

Reykjavík, Iceland

SustainDustry: Greener than Green

Have you always dreamt of visiting Iceland, the land of fire and ice and experience nights when the sun never sets?

Do you want to learn about the industry here and how it supports Iceland in becoming more sustainable? How ferrosilicon and aluminum are produced? How can renewable methanol be produced with environmentally friendly technology? And how does all this industry affect the environment?

During this course, you will get the chance to:

– visit different industrial plants and learn about the production processes

– learn about green industry and renewable energy

– spend the whole week with new friends from various universities

– get to know the Icelandic culture and our city, Reykjavik

– experience the warm summertime in Iceland! (up to 15°C)

– and most importantly enjoy the BEST Spirit and make unforgettable memories!

5 July - 13 July 2019

Riga, Latvia

Enter the BEST: Path of the NEW DIMENSION

Take a glimpse into our technological future.
Virtual Reality offers immersive entertainment possibilities as well as new business development opportunities. It has the power to capture our imagination creating endless possibilities.
Experience and understand the vast world of virtual and augmented reality in the largest capital in Baltics!

You will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience unforgettable Riga Old Town’s parties, meet new and exciting like-minded people and gain new knowledge about the possibilities of exploring new dimensions (a.k.a. Virtual Reality).
But be careful - Riga just might take your breath away with the stories of ancient gods and traditions as well as extraordinary craft beer in the heart of our city – The Old Town.

If you are just as excited as we are – apply and join us on this journey. We guarantee you will have the BEST time here with our team and other amazing people!

21 July - 28 July 2019

Rome, Italy

Sm(He)art Cities - The Heart of the future

Have you ever thought about visiting the “Eternal City“? This is your chance!

We are welcoming you into our beautiful city: Rome!

"Smart Cities" is a big buzzword right now, and people use it to refer to many emerging technologies (Like Sharing Economy, Energetic Efficiency, Transportation Improvement, Data Analysis) applied to the city management sector.

During our 7 days of Summer Course you’ll have the opportunity to learn all there is to know about the revolution happening right now in the cities all around the world.

Of course we are going to have fun! It wouldn’t be a Rome Tor Vergata’s course if we didn’t think about it.

Our marvelous food is going to satisfy even the pickiest tongue.

So what are you waiting for? Are you ready to be part of the change while having the most amazing time of your life?

We can’t wait to meet you! See you in Rome!

14 July - 22 July 2019

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

STEMbox: Open your eyes and see the diversity

In diversity there is beauty and there is stregth.

Are you interested in shaping the future of higher education?

Are you considering yourself to be an independent thinker?

Then let's think independently together!

The BEST Symposium on Education in Skopje, "STEMbox: open your eyes and see diversity", will give you the opportunity to express your ideas on educational matters through discussions, workshops, sharing sessions and lectures. Together with professors, field experts and other european student participants you will tackle the topic of diversity in STEM education, emphasizing on race and ethnic diversity.

So, are you ready to live the the adventure of your life?

SkopYeah is waiting for you! Experience the Macedonian spirit in the heart of summer and create the most unforgettable memories!

8 July - 17 July 2019

Tallinn, Estonia

People hate this, see how we made $$$ with one SIMPLE course

Attention! This is not clickbait!

In a world where students are eating cheap noodle soup on the second day of having received their paycheck/stipend/endorsement from parents, there is a Local BEST group willing, nay, daring to teach these young impressionable minds how to… manage their money! (Are you shocked yet? Keep on reading and your socks might drop).

Yes, we dare take on the challenge of trying to save these students from having to eat only bread for weeks, because living on your own and being a student is expensive, by teaching you how to become the boss of your wallet and teaching you the language of Investments. This language is more effective than the French language is on girls and even harder to learn than Estonian.
You. Us. In Estonia. In July. (Learning how to make) Money. What would be a more ideal summer? No this is not another scam from a weird country far far away. Stop wasting money, start making it!

Because time is money, waste no more and come to us!

Disclaimer: this post contains some bad Estonian humor.

21 July - 27 July 2019

Timisoara, Romania

Timisoara : The CAD Knights Rise

Have you ever sketched out a design of a car or maybe a house? If you’re a future engineer, designer, drafter or architect, you’ve most probably used CAD. Would like to master some skills in this domain? If yes, then prepare to become a CAD geek. You will basically learn how to visualize mechanical engineering concepts through photorealistic renderings and how to translate them into real objects with the help of a 3D printer.

If something happens twice, it might be a coincidence, if it happens thrice - it’s a tradition! This is why we decided to organise a CAD course for the third time here in Timisoara. We Romanians have a saying: “If something goes well, why change it?” All jokes aside, we don’t want this year’s course to go “well”, we want it to go perfectly.

Why choose Timisoara? It is one of Romania’s industrial centres and therefore, a hotbed of industrial innovation. But that’s not the only reason why you should come to Timisoara. It also has sites that are worth visiting, a buzzing nightlife and some of the most interesting, fun-loving and open people.

30 July - 7 August 2019

Uppsala, Sweden

Synthesize your planet now, come on!

Synthesize your planet now – come on!

Synthetic biology is a multidisciplinary field with roots in biology, chemistry, biotechnology and bioinformatics. By using standardized genetical parts to create a blueprint for a biological system, the synthetic biology methods can be used for various purposes. .

Your first thought when you hear that something is genetically modified is probably about genetically modified crops, but do you know how they are made? You will learn about this compared to how conventional/organic crops are developed and also get to learn about other applications of synthetic biology.

There will be lectures held by our very competent researchers in these fields and there will also be labs and study visits.

If you want to be one of the new generation of pioneers when it comes to the future of synthetic biology, you should not miss the opportunity to go to Uppsala, Sweden! As a bonus to what you will learn during the course, you will also get to experience the Swedish culture, everything from eating fermented fish ("surströmming") to spending the weekend in the middle of the ancient Swedish forest where you can use a sauna and row boats and swim in the nearby lake. So if you are enthusiastic about synthetic biology and also want to get a chance to get to know Swedish culture - APPLY! We promise that it is going to be the BEST way to spend a week in August!

Together we can synthesize an amazing world!!!

7 July - 15 July 2019

Vienna, Austria

AI want to break free

Will future Formula1 be just a race with self-driving robots? What should be done if the Terminator wants to hunt us down?

The new technologies will have a massive impact on the whole society. How will people live in 20 years? How will they work and how will our daily life look like?

During this course, you will learn about new possibilities, tasks we have to tackle and exciting facts about Artificial Intelligence.

Furthermore, you will explore the capital of Austria and number one livable city in the world!

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with the most aggressive language in the world! Let’s explore imperial buildings, awesome countryside, Vienna’s nightlife and dance some Waltz! And what about some Schnitzel and Sachertorte?

Don’t miss out - after this course, you will just say: "I'll be back"!

16 August - 24 August 2019

Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Wish you were HeRe

Let's look into your future.

It'll be sunny morning, you hurry up to get to work, come into a beautiful hall and go to your office, where your team is waiting for you. They are happy and inspired people, who work smoothly on a joint project. That day you'll successfully finish it. You'll come home understanding that year before you hired worthly stuff. That's great perspective, isn't it?

So, don't lose your chanse to become a cool manager, specialist, who is able to transform usual employees into the real team, that is able to work on the result. Our lecturers are successful practising specialists, real kings of their work. Every lecture is an unbelievable combination of theory and interactive practice. Out of lecture rooms you'll have an opportunity to taste delecious Ukrainian food and walk through the streets of the best city to live in Ukraine - Vinnytsia. Incredible entertaintments and unforgettable parties will remain forever in your memory.

Don't waste your time!

We wish you were here.

10 July - 18 July 2019

Wroclaw, Poland

Here comes the money - better see it honey!

Have you always wondered how did Google or Apple make it to the world’s top companies?

Ever dreamt of learning how to achieve success?

The perfect combination of management skills and innovative technologies is the answer!

Here you'll learn the basics of company management and how technology can embrace its success.

From creating a marketing strategy to using eye tracking and UX technology in achieving outstanding results.

All of that during 9 crazy days in the greatest city in the world - Wroclaw! You'll get to know about unique Polish culture, walk around the Venice of the North and of course, spend that time in an amazing international company!

We’d love to have each one of you who’s keen on experiencing innovative and creative solutions with remarkable professors and wonderful people.

See you in Wroclove!

1 July - 9 July 2019

Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Electric machines, I choose you!

Are you keen on electricity? You want to know how electric machines work? Are you not afraid of visiting wild Ukrainian east? You still can't pronounce "Zaporizhzhya" properly? Do you even know what it is?

Then prepare yourselves for a long journey to the country of Slavs. Here you will gain knowledge about electric machines, get to know unique traditions and have a guidance on how to become a true Slav.

Don't be shy, apply to our course and you'll discover the true power of Zaporizhzhya!

24 June - 30 June 2019

Zurich, Switzerland

Electric machines, I choose you!

From robotics to manufacturing and materials engineering, 3D printing has redefined the way in which we approach problems in research or industry.

Given its background as one of the leading agents of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its current hype and how it enables conceptualization and autonomous fabrication, it is becoming not only a ever-growing hobby, but also more and more of an exciting and actual topic for any student in the fields of engineering and technology.

Whether you see 3D printing as a future career path or just as a hobby, the heart of Europe awaits you! Come to Zurich and discover with us the future of additive manufacturing while enjoying tasty chocolate and getting amazed by our thousands of lakes and the beauty of the Swiss Alps.

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Ce spun studentii

A BEST course, for me, is an event that always gets me all worked up. I made new friends, experienced new, crazy activities (such as who ever thought I would be kayaking on a river?) learned new things, but most importantly, I spent 1 to 2 weeks in a foreign country with people from all around Europe, people that shared the same values, that despite all the differences between us managed to get under my skin.
Laura
Grenoble, France
Experiența din cele 14 zile mi-a întrecut orice așteptare. Am acumulat cunoștințe tehnice, mi-am făcut prieteni în 14 țări din Europa, am călătorit prin Europa pe bani puțini și am avut parte de cea mai extraordinară perioadă din viața mea. Cursuri, vizite la companii, activități, excursii, petreceri. Cursurile BEST sunt o oportunitate deosebită pentru studenții de la universități tehnice de a vizita Europa și de a cunoaște oameni și culturi noi. Profitați de ea și înscrieți-vă!
Roxana
Grenoble, france

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