Mensa ist ein Netzwerk von Menschen mit hohem IQ, die sich an einem Tisch (lateinisch «mensa») zusammensetzen. Die Vereinigung wurde 1946 in Oxford gegründet und hat unterdessen weit über 110'000 Mitglieder auf allen Kontinenten sogar in einer Forschungsstation in der Antarktis.

Mensa ist politisch und weltanschaulich neutral. Gerade deshalb sind hier so viele unterschiedliche Meinungen, Sicht- und Lebensweisen vertreten wie in kaum einer anderen Organisation. Das gemeinsame Interesse der Mitglieder besteht im freien Gedankenaustausch zwischen intelligenten Menschen aller Länder, Ethnien und Kulturen.


Mensa Photocup
Brilliance by Thomas HunzikerPhoto: Brilliance by Thomas Hunziker


The art of photography is an area where Mensans from over 50 countries with different languages, customs and traditions can converge with a single, visual language! Use your creativity, skills, and technical expertise to produce your entry in the Mensa PhotoCup!


European Mensa Annual Gathering 2017 in Barcelona

2. August 2017 (All day)
3. August 2017 (All day)
4. August 2017 (All day)
5. August 2017 (All day)
6. August 2017 (All day)

The EMAG 2017 will take place in Barcelona from August 2nd to August 6th 2017.
Mensa Spain promises that it will be the hottest EMAG ever.
The EMAG Website is now set up, so please register (early bird until April 30),
and join us to the hottest EMAG ever. More information is also on Facebook.

There is also an after EMAG tour from August 6 to 12.

EMAG Registration and Information


Annual Gathering 2017 in Geneva

15. September 2017 (All day)
16. September 2017 (All day)
17. September 2017 (All day)

The Annual Gathering (AG) 2017 will take place in Geneva from Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th. As usual, the General Assembly (GA) is part of the AG and takes place on Saturday, September 16th.



Friday, September 15th


Saturday, September 16th


Sunday, September 17th


Annual Gathering 2016

9. September 2016 (All day)
10. September 2016 (All day)
11. September 2016 (All day)

We cordially invite you to the Annual Gathering (AG) 2016, which will take place in Chur from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th. As usual, the General Assembly (GA) is part of the AG and takes place on Saturday, September 10th in the ibW Höhere Fachschule Südostschweiz from 10:00 to 14:00 incl. lunch.


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Mensa Photocup 2016 - Entries in National Competition

These are all eight entries received & randomized for the National Photo Competition 2016.
The theme this year was "Unexpected!".

Voting via Doodle is open here:

Voting Instructions:

EMAG 2016 in Kraków

10. August 2016 (All day)
11. August 2016 (All day)
12. August 2016 (All day)
13. August 2016 (All day)
14. August 2016 (All day)
Kraków, Poland

EMAG 2016 will take place in Kraków, Poland, from the 10th to the 14th of August. During the five days of the gathering, Mensa Poland invites you all to join them in the great adventure. As all Mensans who took part in previous EMAGs can tell you, it is always the best way to spend a week of your summer holiday. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to the life you knew before. Dedicated lectures and talks, unique workshops, outdoor activities, sightseeing and exploring the beautiful city of Kraków – it is just a glimpse of what awaits you. EMAG is a great opportunity to make new friends, relax and get inspired by all those wonderful people and their ideas.

Annual Gathering 2015

25. September 2015 (All day)
26. September 2015 (All day)
27. September 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.

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.