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Do you know which country has the most intelligent students?

We get a list of the best universities across the world, every year. But we have never come across any ranking telling us about the cleverest students, in accordance with their countries. But this might be an old rant now!

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has compiled a list of the countries with most intelligent students from all over the globe. The survey highlights that shrewd and most ingenious of the students do not belong to the high-rated universities, ranked every year. This is why, shockingly, Japan tops the list.

The OECD’s education director, Andreas Schleicher, stated that the results show ability levels can “vary hugely among people with similar qualifications”. They might all have degrees, but “there are major differences in the quality of higher education”.

He stated;

“When it comes to advanced literacy skills, you might be better off getting a high school degree in Japan, Finland or the Netherlands than getting a tertiary degree in Italy, Spain or Greece.”

The reason behind the gap between top-ranked universities and the cleverest students is that the global ranking compare the staff ratios, varsity reputation, and the research output of the educational institutes, in general.

The top 10 highest performing graduates by OECD are;

  • Japan
  • Finland
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • New Zealand
  • England
  • United States
  • Czech Republic

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