BEST offers opportunities for students from different countries to meet and work together through activities such as academic events, educational symposiums and engineering competitions. It also provides career support to students through international career support and career days.


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EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) is an European-wide engineering competition organised by 88 universities in Europe.

Teams that are composed of 4 students from technology fields, regardless of status of their degree, are challenged to solve the tasks that are provided by organizers or companies. EBEC project begins functioning every year by the first Local EBEC Round; afterwards moving onwards with National/Regional EBEC Rounds and the winners of the National/Regional rounds compete in EBEC Final. EBEC Turkey is the national round of Turkey and being organised by a Local BEST Group of Turkey each year. In 2019, it will be organized in Isparta, Süleyman Demirel University. The competition consists of Team Design and Case Study.


In the Team Design category, the goal is to project and construct a prototype, with limited materials, that follows the requirements of the presented problem. In 2 days and 14 to 16 hours in total, the participants should plan an efficient strategy, that leads to the resolution of the problem, and then, present it. Examples such as building jet model from hair dryer, vehicles that overcome the obstacles, or city defense systems were presented for several teams in the past editions of the Engineering competitions. With this challenge, it is expected that the participants use their technical knowledge and their skills of problem solving and decision-making.


In the Case Study category the teams have the opportunity to analyse and solve a problem based on a real situation. To do that, the participants have access to research tools such as internet and they have to present their solution after 6 to 7 hours of working. This challenge could be, for instance, planning the logistics needed to implement a solar panel network, to provide energy to a small city, or creating a strategy for a company’s specific problem. Many companies have demonstrated interest for this category of the Engineering competitions, that contribute to the continuous development of the presented cases.