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BCC 10*: A Success All Down The Line

Vienna. This years finals of the BCC took place last week from 6th-9th of July in Vienna.The BCC has a long history full of stories of high potential individuals, anecdotes and successes. In the past 10 years, the project has undergone a lot of changes, especially with regard to the geographic and the thematic focus - students from 12 countries were eligible to apply to participate in four different academic disciplines.

The anniversary year started with a very promising number of applications (more than 800 students submitted their application, 30% more than in the previous years) and of participants in the sub-competitions: More than 400 highly motivated students took part. Therefore, it was decided to also accept  more participants for the international finals in Vienna (148 in total). 

The Career Day South-Eastern Europe was organized for the fourth time together with Austrian Trade and was co-financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Economy, Family and Youth.  In the evening the BCC was officially opened with a ceremony in the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

On July 6, a conference took place in the Diplomatic Academy on the topic "Linking Higher Education and Economy" with stakeholders from SEE universities, student organizations as well as Austrian experts in this field. The days 3 and 4 were dedicated to the competitions for which the winners were announced during the Awarding Ceremony on July 9. Finally,the whole group went directly to Studio 44 for dinner and to enjoy the concert of RAMBO AMADEUS who brought a special guest: Leroy Emanuel, the guitarist of James Brown. This party was a tremendous success and can therefore be considered as a worthy closing for the BCC10*.

WUS Austria would like to thank all participants for their dedication, ambition and excellent work, all partners and sponsors for their support, all jury members, judges and case creators for their contribution and finally all staff members for a year of hard and devoted work.

Photos and the clip will  be available soon on

Read more about the BCC 2010 in the eBCC Newsletter July II/2010!