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Old 07-09-2017, 12:33 AM
 
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Smartest as the percentage of each city’s population that has obtained a higher education qualification, and how its universities perform in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings?
London and Paris, following by Los Angeles.
http://www.timeshighereducation.com/...#survey-answer

BTW: More than half of Russian adults held tertiary degrees in 2012 — the equivalent of college degree in the United States — more than in any other country reviewed. Meanwhile, less than 4% of Chinese adults had tertiary qualifications in 2012, less than in any other country.
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usato...tory/15460733/
Education is not smartness. Especially different countries have different economic and historical conditions. During the cultural revolution of China, all colleges were shut down for ten years.

Chinese high school (grades 10-12) is very tough compared to American ones. Physics and chemistry are required for ALL, and three years' math classes are required even for arts students.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:10 AM
 
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Perhaps London?
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:35 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Los Alamos, NM
Novosibirsk, Russia. Or we could narrow it down to Akademgorodok (in Novosibirsk)
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:44 AM
 
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I vote for Cambridge, MA. No real reason, I just assume that MIT is probably the smartest place on Earth.

Meanwhile I don't even know if'n the word earth should be capitalized or not. Probably not.. But maybe.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Education is not smartness. Especially different countries have different economic and historical conditions. During the cultural revolution of China, all colleges were shut down for ten years.

Chinese high school (grades 10-12) is very tough compared to American ones. Physics and chemistry are required for ALL, and three years' math classes are required even for arts students.
I agree with the first statement. Far too many people associate education with smartness. Education is definitely important in providing a wide array of knowledge, but intelligence requires critical thinking of a different level.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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That's why I asked.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The smattest people have gained knowledge from numerous cultures and have often visited numerous places, as knowledge is not confined to one place or one set of people.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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The smattest people have gained knowledge from numerous cultures and have often visited numerous places, as knowledge is not confined to one place or one set of people.
Exactly, every place on Earth have contributed to Humanity in one form or another. To ask a question ''What city is the smartest in the world'' is saying one City has contributed to humanity more than any other which would be false.

Take this for example, ancient Cities have contributed a lot to our modern day society that we know very little or nothing about.

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Old 07-09-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Probably the city that pays the highest salaries to high-potential jobs, as those are attracting smart people. Maybe San Francisco, Boston, London, or some big cities in countries leading the Pisa studies such as Tokyo or Seoul.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Eindhoven
This city holds the highest number of patents per capita in the world with 23 patents per 10,000 residents. Maybe not the smartest as that is highly subject, but the most innovative.

I'll add that many Southeastern Americans, who are the butt end of a host of jokes, have more horse sense than most of the world combined. Their simplicity often gets overlooked as stupidity, which is a mistake many people make.
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