Mensa Switzerland

HIQORA - High IQ World Championships 2016

28.05.2016 (All day)
11.06.2016 (All day)
01.07.2016 (All day)
San Diego, California

The 2016 High IQ World Championships are an educational and intellectually-stimulating competition for the world’s brightest and most gifted minds. Participants of all ages and countries engage in a wide-range of innovative activities and questions to test intelligence in quantitative puzzles, games-based learning and real-world IQ aptitude tests.

Apéro-Souper à Vevey ce mercredi 20 janvier à 19h30

20.01.2015 - 19:30

Bonjour Bonsoir !
Blandine et moi, nous nous retrouvons mercredi soir à la gare de Vevey à 19h30 pour un petit verre en ville (et probablement une petite croque aussi).
Bienvenue aux locaux de l'étape ! Ce serait une belle occasion de faire connaissance, non ?
Si vous n'arrivez pas à être à 19h30 à la gare, un petit sms et on vous dira où nous trouver plus tard...
A mercredi ! On se réjouit !

Anna-Maria & Blandine
079 228 41 20

Annual Gathering 2015

25.09.2015 (All day)
26.09.2015 (All day)
27.09.2015 (All day)

AG 2015 in Visp

We cordially invite you to the Annual Gathering (AG) 2015, which will take place in Visp from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27. As usual, the General Assembly (GA) is part of the AG and takes place on Saturday in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum La Poste from 10:00 to 14:00, with lunch being served around 12:00. After the GA, you can choose between two afternoon events, a guided tour of the Stockalperschloss or Visp's vineyard trail. Saturday will conclude with the traditional gala dinner.

MinD Spielepreis 2015 Test - Spielenachmittag Dreiländereck

26.09.2015 - 15:00
Lörrach bei Basel

Wir werden in drei Terminen die  Spiele testen, die für den MinD Spielepreis nominiert.

Am 26.9: musste leider abgesagt werden

Am 17.10. "Nordwestpassage" und "Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo"

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How long were you breastfed?

Dominic Vanderzypen brought an interesting article about breastfeeding and IQ:

So I am wondering... How long were you breastfed?  

Those cathegories were chosen like this, since a baby can live only with milk up to 6 months and starts to eat other things from this time. The remaining cathegories were chosen purely arbitrarily. 

I don't know
19% (4 votes)
I wasn't breastfed
10% (2 votes)
up to 6 months
33% (7 votes)
6-12 months
24% (5 votes)
1-2 years
5% (1 vote)
2-3 years
0% (0 votes)
more than 3 years
10% (2 votes)
Total votes: 21

Members by Region

The following table displays the distribution of our members by Swiss postal region.
Postal RegionNumber of Members
Postal Region (2 digits)0123456789

New Year's Eve Celebration @ Aura

31.12.2014 - 19:30

 Dear Mensans, hereby a spontaneous last minute idea for all those who stay around during the holidays due to work or other and don't want to celebrate home alone, please note there is the option to celebrate New Year's Eve at Aura on Paradeplatz in Zurich with "my" multinational group of persons in their late 30s/early 40s. The event hall offers a multi-faceted New Years Eve celebration with aerialists, live singers and music, as well as dancers, starting with drinks and dinner at 19h30, followed by a party 11pm to 4am at a price of ca.

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Jass-Gruppe Zürich

Hallo Zusammen

Jonathan Hayes hat gerade die Idee eingebracht - nach dem erfolgreichen Jass-Workshop am EMAG - ob wir nicht eine Jass-Gruppe Zürich gründen könnten. Dies würde es vereinfachen spontane oder regelmässige Termine unter Gleichgesinnten zu finden um in der Region Zürich ab und zu einen zünftigen Jass zu klopfen. Was meint Ihr dazu? Wieviele würden sich spontan in einer solchen Gruppe eintragen?

Bin gespannt auf die Rückmeldungen.

Besten Dank und viele Grüsse


(Jass-Instruktor am EMAG ;-)

Ja, super das wäre was für mich, darauf habe ich schon lange gewartet.
70% (7 votes)
Nein danke, jassen ist nicht so mein Ding.
30% (3 votes)
Total votes: 10

Mensa International Scholarship Program

October 1st 2014 - The Mensa Education and Research Foundation has decided to extend the scholarship program for student members of Mensa. It is now open to Mensa members worldwide (after having been limited to members of American Mensa so far). The program bases its awards on essays written by the applicants explaining their career, academic and/or vocational goals and how they plan to achieve those goals. No consideration is given to grades, academic program or financial need.

Alpinwanderung: Engelberg Rotstock (2815m)

20.09.2014 - 06:45

 Wir wandern auf den Engelberg Rotstock ab Engelberg. Falls wir Zeit haben, besuchen wir auch den nahegelegenen Wyssigstock.

Schwierigkeit: T4 auf SAC-Skala.

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Hans Liberg & Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie @ KKL

12.10.2014 - 17:00

Sonntag, 12. Oktober, ab 17u

Hans Liberg, international gefeierter Musikkabarettist und Emmy-Preisträger, ist zum zweiten Mal zu Gast in Luzern. Offiziëlle Website:

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European Mensa Annual Gathering 2014

30.07.2014 (All day)
31.07.2014 (All day)
01.08.2014 (All day)
02.08.2014 (All day)
03.08.2014 (All day)

The European Mensa Annual Gathering 2014 will take place in Zurich from July 30th to August 3rd 2014.

All Mensans are invited to five days of talks, walks, workshops, sightseeing, parties and socializing. We expect around 330 participants from all over the world. The EMAG center will be at the Hotel Novotel Zurich City-West.

«Glass Road» wins «Mensa Preference 2014»!

For the third time, Mensa Switzerland awarded the game prize «Mensa Preference» for the best board game released in the last year.

In September the passionate game players in our High IQ Society started to test the games they liked best and which they deemed to deserve recognition for their complexity and the fun they provide. On January 1st a primary selection was presented, consisting of 10 games from all sorts of genres. In the middle of March, they decided on the five finalists.

Cinq finalistes pour le «Mensa Preference 2014»

Cette année et pour la  troisième fois, Mensa Suisse va décerner le prix «Mensa Preference» qui honorera le meilleur jeu de société 2013. Les membres de Mensa ont choisi les jeux finalistes qui concourront pour la Finale le 13 avril 2014 à Zürich.
La sélection des finalistes:

Fünf Finalisten für den Spielepreis «Mensa Preference 2014»

Dieses Jahr vergibt Mensa Switzerland zum dritten Mal den Spielepreis «Mensa Preference». Ausgezeichnet wird das beste 2013 veröffentlichte Brettspiel. Die Mitglieder haben in den letzten Monaten die Finalisten bestimmt, die in der Endausscheidung gegeneinander antreten werden.

Die Liste der Finalisten besteht aus:

Five finalists for the game prize «Mensa Preference 2014»

For the third time Mensa Switzerland awards the game prize «Mensa Preference». The award is dedicated to the best game published in 2013. During the last few months the members have selected the finalists who will compete for the title «Mensa Preference 2013».

The following 5 games are the finalists:

Visit of MOOC at EPFL: Friday 21, 2-4pm in Lausanne

21.02.2014 - 14:00
Lausanne EPFL campus
Dear colleagues
We will visit the MOOC Studio at EPFL the upcoming Friday, Feb 21 from 2 - 4 pm.
The majority of answers were in favor of this date.
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Visit of the MOOC studio at EPFL

21.02.2014 - 14:00

Dear colleagues

I am planning a visit of the MOOC studio at EPFL Lausanne. This is your chance to take a first glimpse at your future Hollywood career.

-> What is MOOC?

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants. There is a lot of interest in MOOC recently. The world's leading universities have started to offer courses on plattforms such as Coursera, edX or Udacity:

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What is the brand of your cell phone?

20% (8 votes)
38% (15 votes)
3% (1 vote)
18% (7 votes)
0% (0 votes)
3% (1 vote)
3% (1 vote)
8% (3 votes)
0% (0 votes)
10% (4 votes)
I don't have a cell phone
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 40
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