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1American Mensa
Founder: Peter A. Sturgeon

With more than 57,000 members, American Mensa is the largest national Mensa operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd. There are currently more than 100,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

As a member, you have an opportunity to meet other smart people at local, regional and national levels. You can attend entertaining events and exchange your ideas with others through a variety of publications and our online Community. You can also work to help others in your community by volunteering for community-oriented activities and working with the Mensa Foundation's scholarship program.
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2British Mensa
Founder: Roland Berrill- barrister, Dr Lance Ware- scientist


Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions.

The society's official objectives are to:

  • to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members
  • to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity
  • to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence
The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top two per cent of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and also cultural activities.
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3Mensa Sweden
Chairman: Bjorn Liljeqvist

Mensa Sweden has 3448 members aged 7 to 81 years.Today is13 members years. The website of the Swedish national chapter of Mensa offers information on joining, testing, activities and a trial test. Primarily in Swedish, but also with english content. Society, Organizations, High Intelligence, Mensa - Mensa Sweden.

In Sweden, the 1964th The American advertising man and Mensan Jay Albrecht lived and worked in Stockholm. He founded the association for example with the help of provocative posters. Soon, he received attention in newspapers and soon started testing are à 25 dollars.
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4Mensa Switzerland
Chairman: Dr. Hans Eberstark

45 years ago, on September 24th, 1965, Mensa Switzerland was founded and the first meeting was held in Geneva. Dr. Hans Eberstark was the founder and first chairman.

Mensa Switzerland is the Swiss organisation of Mensa, which has nearly 800 members, with presence in most important parts of Switzerland. The organisation has grown strongly during the last five years but has still a big development potential as some parts of Switzerland are still free of Mensans.One attractive feature is the member's page of the website, where features include an online forum. The yearly General Assembly takes place during the first half of the year and is usually the most attended event of the year.As in general in Switzerland, in Mensa Switzerland people often communicate in English if they originate from different language regions of the country.
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5.  La Societe Mensa Canada Society

First Chair Person: Henry David Yee

The Mensa Canada Society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population. The objective of membership is to enjoy each other's company and to participate in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Mensans who travel within Canada will find most Canadian cities have local groups. These local groups hold regular get-togethers to play games, share wine and stories, discuss issues, sail homemade rafts, and more.

Social Interaction: Introverts and extroverts alike enjoy attending many local activities. Here you can be active or passive, speak or just listen... the choice is yours. Typical events include speaker nights, a book club, pub nights, restaurant outings, games nights, museum trips, discussion groups, movie nights, historical tours and more.
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6.  Japan Mensa
Chair Person: Nagano, Hisashi Niizuma bride

Mensa The High IQ is headquartered in the UK can become members and owners at Sosaetigurupu. Members, are distributed in more than 100,Mensa  Japan has been working as a branch. This site is the official site maintained by japan mensa.

Activities:
  • The regular meeting is held every month in Ginza, Tokyo.
  • We hold monthly dinner meetings. (Guests can participate)
  • Has published a monthly newsletter for members.
  • Committee - held throughout each quarter, after that dinner guests are welcome.
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7.  Mensa Singapore
Founder & President: Mr Narinderpal Singh Bhalla


Mensa Singapore was registered in 1989 and is recognized by Mensa International to be one of only twenty countries worldwide to qualify for full National Mensa status. There are currently over 3,000 Mensans in Singapore, and growing. Mensa gives you a chance to meet people of like minds that you might normally not get to meet. Our Junior Mensans have a wide range of activities designed to stimulate their young intellect and increase their social skills. There are also many opportunities for teenage Mensans and those in their 20s to be proactive in participating as well as organizing their own activities.
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8.  Mensa Argentina
President: Gabriel Thomas Vulej



In Argentina, Mensa began forming 10 years ago and now we are 350 members of varying ages and professions. In addition to the overall objectives of Mensa International members are working actively to Argentina:

Detect new members throughout the country.

Spread the national organization through the media.
Collaborate with development and containment of gifted supporting Creaidea.

We also hold weekly meetings and a monthly dinner for organizing activities and chat with friends. Every day, members communicate with each other through various mail lists called GIE's and through a chat room and forum with different themes. Currently, besides the official list of information and general list where various topics and the members know each other, there GIE's about astronomy, literature, film, music, academics, business, humor, games, logical, strategy, RPG, etc.
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9Australian Mensa
Chairman: Robert Gregory


By its International Constitution, there is no age limit for membership of Mensa - intelligence above the 98th percentile of the population is the only requirement. Children and young people are therefore eligible to join Mensa as full members in their own right. Mensa also has the aim of nurturing intelligence in the community. Because of these two facts, Mensa naturally has a strong focus in helping Gifted Children.

Every national Mensa around the world has a voluntary officer, the Gifted Children's Coordinator, who provides whatever assistance he or she is able to give, to gifted children, their families and teachers, the media, and anyone else who enquires. It is not necessary to be a member of Mensa, to contact the Gifted Children's Coordinator for help or advice.
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10.  Mensa Österreich (Mensa Austria)
Chair Person: Rudolf Challupner


Mensa Austria is a membership organization with a volunteer board that is elected every four years by the General Assembly again.

Mensa Austria was founded in 1964. First, the Association was active only in Vienna, in the mid seventies was spread over the entire country. There are now active local chapters in all provinces.

Currently, around 100,000 people are members of Mensa, which discuss about 500 in Austria, who meet locally, nationally and internationally, together, play together or to make inside and outside special interest groups on various topics of thought.
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11.  Mensa Brazil
Chairman: Cristian Fabian Cruz Coast


Mensa Brazil is an emerging Mensa chapter. We are in the process of becoming a national Mensa chapter.

We have regional representatives in many locations:
  • Brasília
  • Curitiba
  • João Pessoa
  • Londrina
  • Porto Alegre
They'll be glad to book a test for near applicants and assist mensans traveling to Brazil.
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12.  Mensa Bulgaria
President: Galia Bojanova

Origins of the Bulgarian Mensa was launched in 1991, when they conducted the first tests of Mensa in Bulgaria. In 1992, Mensa-Bulgaria is registered as an association. Since then over 2000 people have decided to test level, allowing them membership in Mensa. Of each annual reporting-election meeting of Mensa International october'98 of 9-11 in Honolulu (USA), matters of intelligence or Mensa and stimulate activity in the identification and training of intellectually gifted children and students.

Objectives of our Mensa
The objectives of Mensa Bulgaria are:
1. to detect and assist human intelligence for the benefit of humanity;
2. to promote research into the nature, characteristics and use of intelligence;
3. to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.
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13.  Mensa China

Chairman: Chris Leek

Mensa China is the only officially recognized national chapter in China by Mensa International. Our registered office is located at Tian He District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China.


Members are brought together regularly for local or regional gatherings.Mensa China is also planning to develop Special Interest Groups (SIGs), regional and local level. Amongst other benefits, these give members a forum in which to exchange their opinions and share their interests.

Mensa want good and international communications, so every member of Mensa will receive the "International Journal" and four local electronic newsletters so that members can keep in touch other China Mensa as well as Mensa all over the world.
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14.  Hravatska Mensa (Mensa Croatia)

Chairman: Roman Slovenc

Croatia Mensa organizes testing in major Croatian cities several times a year. Testing is conducted in controlled conditions under the supervision of a certified psychologist. To solve the standardized intelligence test used by Mensa Croatia did not need any special knowledge.The test is never balan, which means it does not contain alphanumeric characters or culturally or geographically specific symbols. For these reasons, it is completely irrelevant to the cultural, educational, geographic, religious and other affiliation gateway.
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15.  Mensa Czech Republic 
President: Alena Novotna

The objectives and activities of Mensa Czech Republic
The aim of Mensa Czech Republic (hereinafter "Minor") is to explore and develop the human intelligence for the benefit of mankind, to promote research on the properties, characteristics and use of intelligence and create a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.
Mensa provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. Her work consists mainly of the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special interest groups and local, regional, national and international meetings, promoting the development of talents and gifts and support research on intelligence and smaller, whether inside or outside of Mensa. Particular attention is given less support talent development and talent of children and youth, both in organizing events aimed at this age group, and especially the systematic long-term care for her.
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16Mensa Denmark

Chairman: Scott Jay Ramsey

Mensa is a worldwide association with approx. 110,000 members in over 100 countries. As a member of Mensa Denmark has therefore access to Mensa activities in the approx. 40 countries have a national Mensa association. Also, a group of Direct International Members (DIMS) for Mensa members who live in countries without their own Mensa organization.

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17. Suomen Mensa (Mensa Finland)
Chairman: Kaj Lindholm, Turku

Mensa Club Finland is an independent non-profit association. This as an organization does not comment on the social, political or religious affairs. It is not operated for financial gain, but the funds raised are used by members. Finland is a national organization Mensa International Mensaan. National organizations have more than 40 countries around the world, is about a hundred members.

These members have only one unifying feature of intelligence. All other terms mensa people are like any other who is Finnish.Membership can be found in all professions and people from all social positions and the age range extends from teenagers to pensioners. Respect for diversity and tolerance are the best things about the activities of the association. Mensassa familiar to people who are not in any other context would not even tavanneeksi.
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18.  Mensa France
Chairman: Miro Macko
Mensa France is a non-profit association (law 1901) affiliated with Mensa International.To qualify for Mensa, there are two possibilities:


pass a battery of psychometric tests during a meeting organized by the association and get a result ranging from 2% of the population who are most successful show to an assessment made ​​in establishing a psychologist in detail the totalvalue of IQ greater than or equal to 130.

Membership expires one yearafter its registration. After an initial membership, the member is not obliged to renew hissubscription. It can contribute again when he wants.
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19.  Mensa in Deustchland (Mensa Germany)

Chairman: Matthias Moehl

Mensa is an international association of world's 110,000 highly intelligent people. According to the United States and Great Britain, Germany with around 9,000 members, the third largest group. Can become a member, who proves in a standardized test that he has a higher IQ than 98 percent of the population. Mensa members are known, the German Oscar winner Florian Gallenberger and actress Geena Davis.

Mensa in Germany e. V. (MinD) is registered as a lobbyist for the German Bundestag and is involved in many projects for the promotion and recognition of giftedness. These include "mensa kids" and "mensa juniors" for highly intelligent children and adolescents, and the "Mind-University Network, which acts as the MinD symposium organizer. Mensa since 2004 gives the Germans in Germany e. V. IQ Award.
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20.  Hellenic Mensa(Mensa Greece)
President: Christos Apostolidis
 
Two of the Greeks who were members of the International MENSA, through the English MENSA, thought in 1979 to start a branch of the International MENSA in Greece hoping that the first members here will ever succeed to establish national MENSA in our country. The Greeks are Mark Dragoumis - then consul of the country abroad - and Andreas Rizopoulos, at that time editor of the Morning and the Patron of the journal Accountability. Andreas began his first publications on MENSA and had his staff office (near College Street) for the first test that will bring and the first members.
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