25 smartest countries in the world

by David Kramer

How smart is the country you live in? Very interesting to read Forbes report and ranking of the 25 smartest countries in the world.

Voucherclowd performed the research and rated countries collective intelligence according to three factors: the number of Nobel Prizes each nation has won to represent historic intelligence, the current average IQ and ‘education attainment’ to represent the potential intelligence of the next generation.

What’s interesting to note is Asia’s dominance in the top 5 spots for average IQ and educational attainment with Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan picking up top spots. The United States only racked up 28th spot for average IQ, 4 spots ahead of Russia but way off China in second place.

As an Israeli, it’s firstly good to see Israel amongst the top spots and quite impressive coming in 15th for average IQ and Nobel Prizes but 42nd for average IQ.

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