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By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 26 July 2012, 05:18 Hrs   |    17 Comments
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Bangalore:  Which are the world’s smartest countries? Which country has the highest percentage of people with post-secondary education? Apparently college and university graduation rates have increased in half a century by almost 200 percent, but the rates among countries vary greatly. An interesting ranking was recently reported by Yahoo News, on the ten smartest countries of the world. Listed below are the world’s 10 smartest countries.



Canada:



Canada ranks first on the list when it comes to the smartest and educated countries. Half of the country’s adult population has a post-secondary degree, certificate or diploma. According to Yahoo, 68 percent of Canadians aged 15 and above had a post- secondary education. In 2011, 53 percent of Canadians aged 15 and over had trade certificates, college and university degrees. Each year, public and private expenditure on education amount to 2.5 percent of the GDP. Also, 71 percent of women- aged 25-44 had completed their university or college education as compared to 65 percent of men of the same age group. Meanwhile, the percentage of individuals with university degrees rose from 10.9 percent in 1990 to 22.5 percent in 2012.



Israel:



Surprisingly, Israel ranks second on the list when it comes to smartest and educated countries. Just 64 years ago, higher education was reserved for a selected few. According to the Council for Higher Learning, there were about 1,600 students who enrolled in post-secondary education. By 2010- 2011, that number skyrocketed to 206,000, 61 percent of whom were studying in the country’s universities. In fact, in 2006, 46 percent of adults aged 25-64 had tertiary education. Today Israeli graduates are known for being among the world’s leaders in the fields like engineering, physics, computer science, economics and social sciences. Some of the Israeli scholars who have made their name in science are Naum Akhieser and Amikam Aharoni.



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Reader's comments(17)
1: WOO go Canada, and you people commenting that this article is wrong, It's based on statistics. Technically this article should be titled "Most educated countries" rather than "Smartest countries" since it's based on the amount of people who have post-secondary education and not how high the average post-secondary grade point average is for each country. Anyways that's just my two cents.
Posted by:Mike - 24 Dec, 2013
2: And you just proved yourself of not being born in one of the smartest countries because obviously SOUTH KOREA is the smartest country in the world. Articles with NO EVIDENCE AT ALL like this are just bull. Seriously? Canada? It may be the most peaceful country, but....really?
Posted by:Shane Douglas - 13 Dec, 2013
3:
I just feel the need to fill you in on this. Technically this article should be titled "Most educated countries" rather than "Smartest countries" since it's based on the amount of people who have post-secondary education and not how high the average post-secondary grade point average is for each country. This article uses statistics from some sources, so it does use plenty of sufficient evidence. I'm sorry your country doesn't have the highest amount of people with post-secondary education though. Maybe you'll get us next time. In the mean time you should google countries with the highest GPA maybe South Korea will be on there.
Mike Replied to: Shane Douglas - 24 Dec, 2013
4: KOREA IS THE SMARTEST HOW I KNOW BECAUSE I AM KOREAN AND I GET A++++ON MY SCORES SO KOREA IS THE BEST AND THE HAVE THE SMARTEST COLLEGE IN THE WORD AND THEY ARE SMART FOR TECHNOLOGY AND MAN I AM 9 YEARS OLD SO BOYAHH (P.S. I AM SO GOOD)
Posted by:ALISHIA - 26 Aug, 2013
5: what about korean china or japan, i mean seriously they produce the worlds smartest people, they are devoted to studying and going to an amazing college and rule in technology
Posted by:sdf - 22 Aug, 2013
6:
yare so right sfd:)
alishia Replied to: sdf - 26 Aug, 2013
7: oh man where are iran,india and china i am an irani and i know that my country has alt of talented persons and they are really successful in olympiads even from usa
Posted by:alireza hlj - 13 May, 2013
8: go canada they r the smartest
Posted by:milad - 20 Mar, 2013
9:
Yes... go ahead and believe that Canada is the smartest country in the world.....
Jacobski Gay Replied to: milad - 13 Dec, 2013
10: india is thw worlds most smartest country
Posted by:Ishan - 14 Mar, 2013
11:
If you were that smart, you would realize that is is incorrect to say "most smartest".
Bill Replied to: Ishan - 03 Apr, 2013
12: America and the UK is on here? I'm suprised
Posted by:Adam Tant - 14 Feb, 2013
13: IS CHINA A SMARTEST COUNTRY
Posted by:JuKate - 22 Dec, 2012
14: Whoa, that's a bit harsh to say that Israel, which you spelt wrong, showing your lack of education and the United States are the main sponsors of terror.
Posted by:Coop - 12 Dec, 2012
15: Really thats you list its rediculas to rank the coutnries because of their smart people every countrie has its own smart and educated people and if you think university degree is a reason so where are china,iran and india and these three countries are very powerful in olympiads !!!!!!!!!
Posted by:Saman - 20 Sep, 2012
16: good to see Israel and Estonia in the list, despite unrest in Israel.
Posted by:Stan - 26 Jul, 2012
17:
Obviously, Isreal the trouble creator of the world, has made it to the list. They have mastered themselves in destroying all arab countries & spreading bloodshed everywhere.
You must know Isreal & US are main sponsors of terror and will never allow other countries including India to grow in any sector.
SOA Replied to: Stan - 26 Jul, 2012
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