Sunday, January 21, 2018

UrFU to host BEST European engineering competition

Ural Federal University will host the European BEST Engineering Competition on Dec. 7.

The event is the largest of its kind and traditionally pits competitors against each other in two categories: team design and case study. Universities across Europe send teams of four to compete. Each section of the competition involves 10 teams that have all made it through a preliminary round. This year, UrFU will be sending 80 students to compete in the event.

The team design competition asks teams to construct a functioning mechanical device using available materials, and the case study section will have a business game format in which competitors come up with original solutions to actual problems put forth by partner companies. The winners of both sections will be chosen by a jury.

The competition is organized by BEST, the Board of European Students of Technology, which is a non-profit and non-political organization. The group has 98 local groups in leading technical universities all over Europe, in 30 countries.