The US continues on top of the list ahead of Singapore, Denmark, Sweden and Hong Kong.
The ranking is a combined result of three factors: knowledge, technology and readiness for the future. Slovenia scored highest in knowledge.
The country received high marks at educational achievements in mathematics, number of researchers, expenditure for research and development, on-the-job training, digital skills, spending for education and high-tech patents registration.
Slovenia’s neighbour Austria places 16th, while Italy ranks 42nd.