Hong Kong: A Nexus of Global Intelligence and Innovation

Hong Kong held its place as a global intelligence powerhouse, ranking 4th in both 2023 and 2024. Its average IQ score slightly decreased from 105.4 to 105.37, reflecting its continued prominence in the intellectual arena.

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Hong Kong

Why Hong Kong?

Educational Excellence: Hong Kong's education system is highly regarded worldwide, contributing significantly to its intellectual status. The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment ranks Hong Kong among the top countries for educational attainment and cognitive skills.1

Innovation and Economic Strength: With a focus on technological advancement, Hong Kong is a hub of innovation and economic prowess. The city's education system, particularly in STEM fields, plays a key role in supporting this innovation ecosystem.2

Cultural and Intellectual Diversity: Hong Kong's rich cultural diversity fosters a unique intellectual environment. The city's education system emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving, preparing students for global challenges.3


  1. Hong Kong's Position in the Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. Source: Hong Kong Business
  2. NJ MED’s World Top 20 Education Systems Rankings. Source: World Top 20 Project
  3. Insights on Hong Kong's Education System and Student Achievements. Source: China Daily Hong Kong