According to a survey that ranked the top 25 countries in the world based on intelligence, Hungary is one of the smartest nations in the world.
The researchers at Vouchercloud were interested in which societies had made the most progress in the development of civilisation. They counted the number of Nobel Prizes won per country, assessed the current average IQ level and compared school results, as Index reports.
Hungary came 16th in terms of the number of Nobel Prizes, average intelligence quotient (IQ) and school test scores, with Denmark, Norway and Australia finishing behind us.
The list is dominated by Asia and Europe, with Japan ranking high on all three measures: fifth on school tests and sixth on Nobel Prizes and current IQ. Switzerland is in second place, while China came third. The United States is in fourth place, mainly because of its extraordinary number of Nobel Prizes: the U.S. has 368 prizes, almost three times as many as the UK, which is in second place on the list of Nobel Prizes.
Hungary is in 16th place. The country is ranked…
As Index writes, the top 25 countries for Nobel Prizes are dominated by the Western world, because the Nobel Prize is a Western innovation. However, we should not expect this to continue in the future: the relentless development of Asian intellectuals is rightly taking more and more prizes home.
The top six places of the IQ list are occupied by Asian countries. Finland is the first Western country to make the list. The United States is not even in the top 25 countries in terms of national IQ, while Mongolia has climbed to 12th place with an average IQ of 100.
Hungary is 24th with an IQ of 98.1.
Asia also took the top five places on this list, which is no surprise considering the list of IQ levels. Among the best “performers”, Russia is in sixth place and the United States is in 13th.
Hungary follows closely behind in 14th place in terms of the high scores achieved by its students – 29.4% of Hungarian students perform exceptionally well.
Source: Index, 168.hu, Forbes.com