Taiwan: A Rising Star in Global Intelligence

Taiwan has emerged as a leader in global intelligence, boasting an impressive average IQ score as ranked no:1 in 2023 and no:2 in 2024.

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Taipei City, Taiwan

Why Taiwan?

Genetic Factors: Taiwan showcases a strong correlation between genetics and intelligence, as indicated by recent studies.1

Education: The rigorous and innovative educational system in Taiwan plays a crucial role in shaping its intellectual landscape.2

Technology and Innovation: Taiwan's exceptional focus on technology and innovation is a testament to its high intellectual capabilities, driving significant economic growth.3


  1. Plomin, R., von Stumm, S. The new genetics of intelligence. Nat Rev Genet 19, 148–159 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg.2017.104.
  2. Okbay, A., Wu, Y., Wang, N. et al. Polygenic prediction of educational attainment within and between families from genome-wide association analyses in 3 million individuals. Nat Genet 54, 437–449 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-022-01016-z.
  3. O’Meara, S. (2020). From plastic toys to Industry 4.0: How Taiwan is using science to upgrade its manufacturing. Nature, 577(S1-S3). https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00060-1.