The Smartest Countries in the World in STEM

June 2, 2016

4:15 pm

The world around you is evolving. The Internet of Things is expanding and tech startups are making the world smaller every day. But with all this technology comes a dire need for people to maintain and advance it. Luckily, science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees are flying off the shelves and more and more students are taking their talents to the industries that are changing the world. But where are these STEM graduates coming from?

According to the latest Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report from The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, there are 7 countries making waves when it comes to the amount of STEM graduates they are churning out. The ranking were based on the percentage of STEM graduates per capita. While the US and China have the two largest populations of STEM graduates, they were left off this list due to their large populations.

If you are wondering which countries do rank the highest when it comes to the amount of science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees awarded per capita, check out the list below.

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Timmy Awards for Tech in Motion. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at

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