Analysts from Macquarie bank have outlined 13 places where the world’s best and brightest tend to cluster.
Macquarie’s team referred to such regions as “brain belts” — areas which have developed into hubs which attract the smartest people to work in different areas of cutting edge technology.
The list is based on research in a 2016 book by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker called “The Smartest Places on Earth”.
Unfortunately, no Australian city features, and the broader Asian region didn’t rate a mention either.
Macquarie said that van Agtmael and Bakker identified many other places in addition to the table in the article, “but virtually all were in North America and Europe”.
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