Student unions just became more international.

BEST Ghent is part of an international organisation for technology students looking to expand their horizons.

More about BEST International.

The Board of European Students of Technology, BEST, is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organisation. Since 1989 BEST has been providing communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe. Nowadays there are 95 Local BEST Groups, also called LBG’s, spread over 32 countries. Luckily for you, Ghent is one of them!


These are the things that we do.


We are without a doubt best known for our courses. That is when engaging, like-minded students from all over Europe come together to participate in an awesome mix of academical, cultural and social activities.

EBEC Challenge

We also organise engineering competitions called EBEC - short for the European BEST Engineering Competition - that will put your creativity and problem solving skills to the test. These range from small local rounds to one final European round where the previous winners will compete for great prizes.


Bumping into members from other countries happens more than you’d think. Not only do we organize activities within our LBG, but social events and cultural exchanges with other European countries are an essential part of BEST.


We believe that not everything can be taught in a classroom. Being part of BEST is the ideal way to develop those other skills. This happens through both hands-on experience and specialised workshops, taught by our very own trainers.

And what about LBG GHENT?

Founded in 1995, LBG Ghent has been an active and hardworking member of BEST ever since. We're an enthusiastic and dynamic group of friends mainly composed of students at the faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Ghent. While our presence is certainly the strongest at this faculty we welcome any student with the right spirit to join us!

Who is in the local board?


Katrijn Vandenborne



Ruben Van Assche



Lisa Damman


Vice President for External Relations

Bram Popelier

Vice President for External Relations

Vice President for Human Resources

Nicole Ritter

Vice President for Human Resources

What can we offer you?

Becoming a BEST member has many advantages. Are you interested in one of the following things?

  • Cheap travelling across Europe
  • Expanding your personal network
  • Developing your technical and soft skills
  • Getting involved in the organization of awesome events

Then don’t hesitate to have a chat with one of our members or drop by at one of our meetings.

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